0744/16th May 2022 It's shaping up to be one of those days. Nothing wants to work. In particular my photo editor and WordPress, which stretches my great reserve of patience. Yesterday after days of funk, I rallied, taking on some *unauthorized plants, which was not a lot of work but won me another insect bite … Continue reading New cat?
1815/7th May 2022 There I was, washing dishes and gazing out the kitchen window. It tends to happen at much the same time every evening. Guess who has figured out how to extort one more carrot. "Grass." she said, mournfully. "It's all there is!" Well, what is one to do? As is plain to see, … Continue reading Evening entertainment
0802/24th April 2022 This morning's sky was "wavy". Like a soft lid being weighed down. How different the world seems under a clear sky. Then I asked myself, does it feel different? Surely it should? Previously I wrote that it is impossible not to feel happy under a clear blue sky. Which was a rather … Continue reading Questions
23rd April 2022 Saint George's Day. The patron saint of England. Shakespeare's birthday. Also the day he died. The reason I always remember the date, though, is because it was the birthday of someone I cared for deeply, many years ago. Still do, though he's long gone. Have you ever met someone and felt instant … Continue reading A date always remembered
20th April 2022 There are Apps which can edit a photograph to look like a painting. I don't have one (that I'm aware of!), yet certain images appear not quite real. Snow on the Green Mountains gave the landscape perspective and nascent leaves lent a fuzzy texture to the trees. Red Maples added a deep … Continue reading Detours
1150/17th April 2022 Spring in New England is like riding a seesaw. 26 degrees (79F) one minute, hail the next. If anyone is having an Easter parade, they are likely to have their bonnet blown away. To be precise, New York is not in New England, having been colonized by the Dutch. But we are … Continue reading Easter in New England
1730/9th April 2022 Yesterday, I boldly pronounced, was a dreary no-hoper. By now I ought to know better. Though I did still keep my eyes on a window. And at 1740...hmmm...is that blue? Yes, indeed. It was late, but there was hope after all. For the past three weeks, my eyesight has been screwy. More … Continue reading Raiders!
0736/9th April 2022 Searching, yesterday, for a USB cable (God forbid one size should fit all), I went to have a look in the car. Returning empty-handed, I was impressed by the weather that approached from the north! "Oh my!" Yet turning east (right): …east south east (above and below), then... …swinging all the way … Continue reading Wet things
0730/4th April 2022 Having been led to expect a very soggy week ahead, it was an unexpected pleasure this morning to witness Mother Nature draw back her thick curtain. Beginning the day with a blue sky is always a bonus. One could proclaim that it was a good start to the week. But let's not … Continue reading The edge
1740/31st March 2022 The likelihood of snow having passed, maybe, I am ready for the world to turn a nice shade of green. The above was 24th April 2019, so maybe it's too soon, Though peering closely at that slope, as I just was, there is a hint of life returning... ...all in good time, … Continue reading Today’s hue