19th June 2022 "Here's one of those wormy things!" exclaimed Grant. "You can't call them worms!" "Wormy, caterpillary things." "Whatever!" This morning's count was six. In the interest of preserving sanity, I really must limit counting to maybe twice a day and at prescribed times. Perhaps I could issue them with minute id tags. "Lady, … Continue reading What we do..
0734/23rd February, 2022 This view did not inspire rushing outside this morning, so we lingered over breakfast, beginning our day watching Eddie Izzard skits on Grant's phone. His "sound effects" are priceless. It's always good to start the day with a laugh. Finally, though, I could no longer ignore our avian friends that were waiting … Continue reading Working it out
A few mornings ago as I finished my tea, I spotted a "dule" of mourning doves in the tree we call the 'waiting room' but before I could focus properly, they had all bogged off leaving one brave soul to pose. Or maybe it had been asleep. It looked a little bemused: "Where'd everyone go?" … Continue reading On going challenge
17th April 2021 Poor Mr Titmouse. What a shock for him when he came for his evening meal last night. He looked down, hoping he's imagined it, then looked up again. There it was. Sitting right in the bird feeder. Little Red. The feeders are widely spaced, between the poles that support the porch roof, … Continue reading Bandits!
Remember those tulips that came up in my flower bed? They are so starved for food, they fight each other: Fur flies every day. Birds use it for their nests. Tulips are poisonous to cats, but apparently not to deer. How could I ever be mad at a face like this? Not only hungry, but … Continue reading Now you see them…
Tuesday 5th January Monday's snowfall was a mere flurry by comparison to last month's storm that buried these plants and crept up the window. Just the right amount to be really pretty and not a pain. Although our "snowman" who apparently is a one-man operation, did not seem at all pleased! Grant may find himself … Continue reading Snow cats
Morning mist turned into a brilliant, mild day. This little chap allowed me to capture his image. Some may call him "just a sparrow", but to me they are all lovely. He's a White-crowned sparrow. This one would only show his sweet fluffy belly So I'm not too sure which type he is Just cute. … Continue reading Fall fauna