0635/15th August 2023 Arising in darkness, we were not to be graced with sunrise and departed for Clifton Park in a soggy mist on Tuesday. Deprived of a pretty dawn, we nevertheless enjoyed yet another variation of our constantly changing scenery. And I sensed there had been a shift, overnight. . It wasn't the drop … Continue reading Shift
23rd July 2023 Yesterday morning I agreed that a short drive might be in order. Went to brush my teeth and came back out to find: Silence. When Grant goes downstairs I often don't hear a sound for hours, yet somehow I know he's there. Yesterday I knew he wasn't. . The intention had been … Continue reading Tracks
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.
27th April 2023 The scenic route to our veterinary clinic, and other parts. We have always wondered what this old building was in its working life. Would you believe a chicken coop? A neighbour who has lived in the area a very long time assures us it was so. The last thing I would have … Continue reading What is it?
21st February 2023 27th February 2023 A different look. "Snow? I laugh at snow!" The trees are undaunted! Hawks in trees. Early light with snow on the ground, very pleasing. . On the way, yet again, to Clifton Park. . The geese were waking up with cold bottoms. Grant tells me that wildfowl get themselves … Continue reading What matters
1347/4th September 2022 Should I be asked what is the best time to visit my part of the world, I would probably say September. The days are still warm, the nights are mainly cool and the scenery alters by the day. Officially, here, today (Labor Day) marks the end of Summer. It's an American holiday, … Continue reading Good-byes
%th July 2022 As recently as 2018, if I'd been asked where, in the USA, corn is mostly grown, undoubtedly I would have said Iowa. Not that I ever expended a lot of energy considering the matter, but you always see those photographs of corn fields stretching for miles across the flat plains of the … Continue reading Corn
1st May, 2022 Headache or no, it was too fine a day to spend languishing indoors, so we took a scenic route to Greenwich yesterday. Grant likes to find new routes, though it's often hard to remember where we have been because the scenery differs vastly with the seasons. There may only be four official … Continue reading Lining up
9th February 2022 Can it really be, the last gasp of Winter? Am I the only person in the northern hemisphere who will miss Winter? It's not that I don't like the change as that is what makes it so special. It's just this Winter has seemed so short. One more day of invigorating cold. … Continue reading Wetlands and wildfowl
It's been so nice to have sunny days after so much gloom, it seemed a shame to stay indoors, so we put more miles on the car. At Lake Cossayuna, we saw people ice fishing. It's been quite cold, I would guess in the 20's F. -6 C Although the Oracle would have me believe … Continue reading Weekend on the road