6th September 2023 "Excuse me?" "If it's not too much trouble," "Could you come back inside," "We would quite like breakfast." . "Um, would now be suitable?" "She's not even listening." . "Maybe I'll just nibble this little flower." "Please flower, may I eat you?" Muffin is very polite. She would never eat a plant … Continue reading Woe’d
1630/6th August 2023 There were interesting contrails yesterday afternoon. Usually, they are straight lines. So what was that one about? . Sometimes we don't see contrails for long periods. Then suddenly it's naughts and crosses all over the sky. Prevailing winds and traffic patterns I suppose. If I was so inclined I could trace them … Continue reading Somewhere
23rd July 2023 Yesterday morning I agreed that a short drive might be in order. Went to brush my teeth and came back out to find: Silence. When Grant goes downstairs I often don't hear a sound for hours, yet somehow I know he's there. Yesterday I knew he wasn't. . The intention had been … Continue reading Tracks
12th July 2023 Fine weather may have returned temporarily, but Muffin was not pleased. The 5 choices of breakfast simply did not satisfy our delicate little flower. "Is this all there is?" "Then I'll just do without" she said sadly, turning her back. What a pitiful sight. "How can you eat while I sit here … Continue reading Dust bunnies at 3 o’clock
20th JUne 2023 Perhaps Summer is not that awful. There are things about it that are really quite nice, such as the current colour of the hill opposite. I do like green. Sometimes I could almost be enthusiastic about Summer. . Back when I was a working girl, I dreaded January and February because we … Continue reading Tolerance?
14th May 2023 Every year something different catches my attention. Not that it wasn't there before. Previously it just did not get my focus. . During my early childhood days in England, a lawn was something people were very proud of. It had to be mowed to a particular length and those lines had better … Continue reading Mowns?
0828/19th March 2023 The in and out Sun lit different bits of my view this morning. A slightly colder day, mostly bright but with the occasional snow squall. Spring however, is certainly more than just the date on our calendar. Our ragged bushes have buds and in the garden today five Robins, the fat American … Continue reading Top Cat
1005/14th March 2023 When the man promises to get an item in the mail, he'll brave a blizzard to make it happen! The kettle had just come to a boil yesterday morning when the lights went off, back on, back off... and remained off for 9 hours. Given what was outside, we were not surprised. … Continue reading Snow day
7th March 2023 Odd little tree. Little, I may be. But odd? Not me . It's all perspective You see. , A small cairn we passed this day. What it's for I cannot say. Mostly gray it was, that day. Though not all, As I recall. A curious row of Evergreen Snowy fields, was in … Continue reading Recharging
0654/7th March 2023 The day was off to a good start yesterday. An appointment in Clifton Park was not until 11 am, so there was no need to rush about and there was time to look at email. Which was when things began to slide... . A message from a dear friend in England: "Sorry … Continue reading Stinkers?