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…
1815/28th March 2021 At times, over the past few days, the world seemed really to have turned black and white. Clouds rolled over us like thick wedges of cotton wool. Yet....some colour is returning: Only naked stalks, but you can see life re-awakening. With the snow gone, I saw how the deer had kept themselves … Continue reading Blue clouds
Having managed to rise at a decent hour, unlike yesterday, I flung back the curtains only to discover: OMG more snow! Not a complaint. I love the sight of snow, it was just a slight surprise. Like when I was at Yellowstone with my dad and my brother in June, 2002 and it snowed. I … Continue reading One last gasp?
We're all looking, constantly, for signs... ...that Spring may arrive some day this year (Well alright, that picture was 2 weeks ago, but this morning frozen things were falling once more from up above.) Not to despair....if you look really close Look! Buds! Actual green buds! On one remote tree. This poor bush didn't get … Continue reading Looking for signs
While I am a self-confessed hermit, now that I have a little elbow room, I quite like going outside to enjoy whatever is going on. Yesterday I happened to glance out my office window and was taken with this solitary cloud. It was just sort of hanging there, irresistibly, so I thought I would catch … Continue reading Almost Pre-Spring?
This morning I unwittingly disturbed some ladybirds that were trying to sleep in the groove of my sliding door. I was sweeping up some bird seed that inevitably finds it's way into everything it seems, including my bed at times! Poor ladybirds. I was horrified that I may have injured one. It's an unlikely place … Continue reading TOBY