0751/23rd December 2022 Howling wind, creaking house and enervated cats got Grant from his crib early this morning. Patches favoured rising also, so I clicked on a lamp to see what ungodly hour it might be. 0600. "It's still dark out!" I moaned. Whereupon it went dark in also, as our lights failed. Surprisingly, within … Continue reading Elliott
0814/15th December 2022 A group of Sparrows, I've decided ought to be known as a "scavenge"! "Host" may be the proper name, according to Google, but I believe my title is more accurately descriptive. Bottoms up. You'll have to excuse my little friends. Someone told them there is a storm coming. So they are in … Continue reading Scavenge!
0642/16th February 2022 Let's start again. Why was I bemoaning the simple life, two days ago? It will be no surprise that it involved technology. Although... It was all Hal's fault. Hal is my washing machine. Grant named him thus because of his irritating beeps. It's a little shocking to remember the 1968 film "2001 … Continue reading Going “manual”?
1345/21st August 2021 No extra excuses are needed for me to pay close attention to the sky which, I think you know, I do anyway. We were told to expect a hurricane on Sunday-Monday. Then it was downgraded to a tropical storm. Then it skirted past us and made a few nearby towns very wet … Continue reading Just an irk…
1514/30th June 2021 It wasn't what I would call a violent storm yesterday, but it was definitely moist. Very refreshing! I love a good rain storm. You know that saying about the lunatics taking over the asylum? We often used to say that in the office, back when I was a working woman, a hundred … Continue reading Who’s in charge?
1653/15th June 2021 1720... . . . When the sky looks like this, I begin to get excited. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. 1730 ...and at 1732....down came the rain... ...in torrents.. Captivated by the downpour, unbelievably, I didn't notice the very wet deer down below! But then..... As so often happens, the … Continue reading Nature paints
1020/10th February 2021 There's a saying here, in Seattle too and no doubt any number of places around the world: "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute." The weather here changes so suddenly, it's hard to keep up. Although, lately it's not made a difference to the way the countryside looks. We've been … Continue reading Wait a minute…
A break in the clouds. I hope it means clear skies ahead....for everyone Ever since I came back east, I've been "shooting" the sky. Except on a plain grey day, such as we have now, there is always something different to view. Some new form of art. Things that fly have always caught my attention, … Continue reading A healthy addiction
Light is always playing tricks on me. We get some amazing sunrises here, but for sunsets the house is not properly situated. I suggested to Grant that we should jump in the car at these times, and go up the road a bit, but he always says there's nowhere to pull over. One of these … Continue reading Nature’s gifts
"That was a tornado warning!" "What was?" "That beep on my phone." How was I to know that, when he was downstairs and I was up? I was watching out the window at torrential rain. Grant came up and joined me and said "wow!" The cats were all shoe-horned into my cupboard. Not best pleased … Continue reading Tornado warning!