0700/7th December Brain took note that I had set my alarm the other night and, as is always the case, it insisted on waking me two hours earlier. Finally drifting back to sleep, I had just time for the start of a strange dream. I would like to have followed it, but of course the … Continue reading Sounds!
1445/4th December 2023 Crows! If there was nothing else to do, the sky would keep me entertained 24/7. . A surprise this morning: A dusting of snow. . On days like this, it takes me forever to get the dishes done as I watch the clouds morph. Dustings of snow are not our norm. But … Continue reading Circle trip
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
18th October 2023 In Washington State, I lived for 18 years surrounded by the Cascades and almost in the shadow of the 14,411 foot Mt Rainier. Where I live now, by comparison is positively flat. . When I first came to live in New York, though, it was on Long Island. At a max altitude … Continue reading Navigator
0830/16th October 2023 It has been some time since we went to Clifton Park. An early appointment gave us a chance to view further developments of Fall. Mist rose above the Hudson River . Turning onto Route 40, we passed a recently-harvested field that was filled with Canada Geese. There were many hundreds and more … Continue reading Halfway
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 July 2023 Fine weather may have returned temporarily, but Muffin was not pleased. The 5 choices of breakfast simply did not satisfy our delicate little flower. "Is this all there is?" "Then I'll just do without" she said sadly, turning her back. What a pitiful sight. "How can you eat while I sit here … Continue reading Dust bunnies at 3 o’clock
20th JUne 2023 Perhaps Summer is not that awful. There are things about it that are really quite nice, such as the current colour of the hill opposite. I do like green. Sometimes I could almost be enthusiastic about Summer. . Back when I was a working girl, I dreaded January and February because we … Continue reading Tolerance?
0645/8th June 2023 It may have seemed that my decision to return from the West Coast in 2018 was sudden and impetuous. At first, when I moved there in 2000, I loved it. The mountains and the proximity to the Pacific Ocean, a more laid-back life style all made me very happy. . Moving three … Continue reading Sweeter
0653/31st March 2023 There are days and not a few, when Word Press tries my considerable bank of patience. Perhaps the bank is less considerable these days. God knows I've had to make withdrawals to get this far. No doubt it's just me making exceptional demands. It's why I don't attempt to change my format … Continue reading Above ground