0815/27th October. Off to Clifton Park "Do you think we'll need the air conditioner again?" ...asked the man last week. "No! It's October!" As I said it, I knew I shouldn't have. . Luckily, the thermometre stalled at 74F/23C. The air conditioner did not need to be re-activated, but we drove along yesterday with both … Continue reading Bodies of water
6th April 2022 Something was up with Willow this morning. She was sitting on a tree by the fire, where she often perches. So why think something was wrong? She had been quite keen for breakfast. Perhaps it's that she has been getting strange twitches. She suddenly flinches, as if something has stung her and … Continue reading A productive morning
It is shameful to know that if I had lived during WW2, I would have been a dreadful coward. I would have been scared witless. I had very minor experience with the troubles in SE Asia and I was not afraid then, but I was detached from it. The chances of a Western child getting … Continue reading Small satisfactions
"Check up time? Really?" It's that time of year. Cat check,-up time. Moan. Lucy got a mostly good report except for two things. She has one eye and the doc. seemed just a bit concerned that it's not quite right. Lucy declined the suggestion of complicated investigations. We are to keep an eye on it. … Continue reading Ticked off
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…?
Grackle taking flight I've got a poem in my head But I can't find it, so instead Here's a tale I made up That partly concerns our friend Red. Red's a "squirl" with a swishy tail I asked her from where she did hail. "I come from over there", she said, Pointing with a nod … Continue reading Letting the side down?