1623/7th august 2023 Do people over there in Vermont ever look our way and think we have the good weather? Curious how Mt Tom is so often bathed in sunlight when we have gloom! . Inasmuch as my days ever had a plan (ha), said plan is currently being adjusted... Dawn still arrives at an … Continue reading Metaphor
16th August 2021 Some surprises are more welcome than others. When Grant got home the other day after taking the car to be serviced, I could tell from his whole stance, never mind his face, that he was displeased. He'd already phoned me about the bird and mice debris that had to be removed from … Continue reading more surprises…
0750/15th August 2021 The Cambridge balloon festival takes place in the Spring, but has been cancelled for the past two years, so it was a surprise this morning, when this one drifted into view. Going outside to snap a picture, I heard the "whoosh, whoosh" of the burner as the balloon descended to land behind … Continue reading Sunday surprises
13th August 2021 Last Winter I developed an obsession with what I liked to pretend were ice sculptures. There's very little ice around just now, so I've found something else to focus my attention. Caterpillars. At the beginning of June, I came upon these....(right) In two hours, they stripped the above plant to a stalk. … Continue reading Not obsession!
7th August 2021 A young blue jay takes breakfast, silhouetted by early sunlight. Meanwhile, Willow prepared for her game of twirlies Then decided to contemplate her piece of paper instead. We permanently have a piece of brown paper on the living room floor and several of the cats regularly sit on it, with a look … Continue reading Shot in the…what?
0643/31st July 2021 The sun was already up when I first rolled off the bed this morning. But it was still too early and the cats indulged me for another 40 minutes. Then I went out to get pictures of the clouds and to check on "my" caterpillars. It's become very confusing, keeping track of … Continue reading Bugs!
18th July 2021 It rained a lot in the night again, but we are not quite as submerged as this picture maybe suggests! Raindrops always fascinate me and this is simply rainwater caught in a spiderweb. Spiderwebs are neat too, of course. My camera finds pictures in the simplest things. These are grasses blowing in … Continue reading Surprises
0506/13th June, 2021 Lately it's been the lifting of dark that has woken me. And the chattering birds calling for their feeders to be hung. 5 am is early enough, but this morning... It was 4 am, and it certainly wasn't daylight or cheerful birds calling out. Not even the cats get the blame this … Continue reading New life
Meet Casper. He was our caterpillar. Till he disappeared. Hopefully he ate his fill and is off somewhere spinning himself into a chrysalis. Last time I saw him he did look a bit of a blimp and he certainly chomped a lot of milkweed. So maybe one day he will re-appear in Monarch butterfly form. … Continue reading Birds and butterflies
A sudden, loud clap of thunder, directly overhead at breakfast this morning, sent Blackie skittering about the house with eyes like saucers. She then hunkered down in the chair opposite and fixed a very cross look on me, as if it was my fault. The others weren't exactly pleased, either. It's not very nice to … Continue reading Hatching a plot