0653/17th November 2023 This morning was spent re-arranging cat litter boxes which involves more thought than you might imagine. Cats are fussy creatures and it is in one's own interest to cater to their whims! In any multi-cat household, there is a social dynamic and when any one cat passes on, there follows a shift. … Continue reading Time traveller
1435/1st November 2023 Breaks in the afternoon cloud provided another set of late Fall images on Wednesday. The day that had started with snow. . When I take pictures that please me, I often hear my father's voice tut-tutting: "Out of focus, against the light, poor composition, etc etc etc." Here, I liked the dark … Continue reading No choice
2nd November 2023 Snow from the previous day brought down carpets of gold all through Cambridge. . . Maybe this was the gold at the end of that rainbow. . It was the perfect day to get a photograph of the chicken coop. It is no longer occupied and for the longest time we tried … Continue reading Vibrations?
0854/1st November 2023 At 7 am, when Toby demanded another snack, it had not yet started to snow and it only lasted a couple of hours. A gentle easing into winter. . Willow has seen snow many times, from a window. Given a chance for closer inspection, she declined, looking disgusted. . The younger cats … Continue reading Two hours
0658/28th September 2023 Trudging solemnly out to the field behind Grant, I heard a flight of geese honking. Crows were calling out raucously as they do when I take nuts out in the morning. Otherwise, there was nothing to mark the procession of two sad humans. . Gimpy-crow and its mate were perched at the … Continue reading Only 10
1300/13th August 2023 For two days we gave Toby gabapentin to help relieve the pain in his joints. He appeared to lose control of his already wobbly legs and he looked frustrated. He eased himself down and slept. As I watched, I almost hoped he would just drift off, free of pain. Grant and I … Continue reading Ms Mud
0700/9th August 2023 That was a bedraggled morning... . Which did not discourage the walkers. Willow progresses further each morning. She looks back as if to check with me. She seems to know I'm not keen on her explorations "Just don't team up with Lily!" . "No telling where she may lead you." "Remember we … Continue reading Sweet boy
0945/10th August 2023 As we went out, House Martins were perching on a power cable. Late in the afternoon, Grant called me outside to see them in flight all around us, tiny specks, gliding and diving. Heaven knows there were plenty of bugs for them! . Having not been plagued by flying insects till now, … Continue reading Birds on a wire etc
1542/12th May 2023 "Clouds?" "You wanted clouds?" They do say you get what you ask for. . While I don't seriously believe that a person can whisk up the weather conditions they desire, I have reevaluated my thoughts about getting what you ask for. . . Late in the afternoon I refresh the water bowls … Continue reading What you ask for
12th May 2023 "The hurrieder I am, the behinder I get." It was a cartoon caption, in a newspaper I think, a long time ago. My aunt saved because she identified with it. I do too. Ridiculous, isn't it, for a retired person to feel this way, but I swear my days are getting shorter. … Continue reading Keeping up. Or not.