Grant says the mystery crop on the far hill is corn. If someone hadn't pointed it out, I would have completely overlooked the fact that mid-Summer is upon us. Meaning that this very strange year is almost half over! But maybe it's not just all the weirdness of this year that has me confused. Our … Continue reading Midsummer
Wild lilac (?) blowing in a stiff, warm breeze It always happens this way, Summer arriving like a slap in the face. One day it's deliciously cool, next day it's like someone opened an oven door. And the natural World reacts with a terrific growth spurt. This is my second Summer in this house and … Continue reading Tickled…?
Tiny white flowers on woodland weeds How special is it to live in a place that, every day , supplies something new and interesting to behold? How lucky am I? Maybe if your eyes are open, you can find something new everywhere, every day. But I never saw a squirrel eat orange before. Meet "Tiny". … Continue reading Tiny
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?
Boy woodpecker chasing a lady around? Any day now it's going to get warm. Does anyone else feel that it's been an exceptionally long winter? This morning started out quite mild but now it's cold again. I am actually a fan of winter and yet somehow this one seems to have gone on forever. Perhaps … Continue reading A humble Saturday