1824/8th April 2021 When the weather is fine, as it's been recently, in the late afternoon I become glued to the window, watching the changing light. How, I wonder, did I survive so many years, living in suburbia? Two and a half years on, I am still discovering things. Drawn by the luminescence of the … Continue reading ‘bye Winter?
2nd April 2021 It was a busy time at the bird feeders this morning, after I filled them up and emptied ice from the bird baths. They are looking decidedly bashed after all the hammering of the past 3 months! We are still not quite done with cold nights. In fact, it's been trying really … Continue reading Times
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…
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…
My prayer flags 30th January 2021 The leaning tower of Cambridge. I wasn't going to post this picture because the angle is off. It isn't really leaning that much, but I'm becoming obsessed. I see a man with a big mouth and a pointy nose, wearing a cap. I was going to name him... ...but … Continue reading Sparklers
If starting over were an option, one thing I would pay a whole lot more attention to would be light and the way it manifests in the natural world. This would have been a better photograph if I could have gone outside to take it, but see... ..one can't disturb the dear deer! Not that … Continue reading Red owl ?
It's been so nice to have sunny days after so much gloom, it seemed a shame to stay indoors, so we put more miles on the car. At Lake Cossayuna, we saw people ice fishing. It's been quite cold, I would guess in the 20's F. -6 C Although the Oracle would have me believe … Continue reading Weekend on the road
This could turn into a never-ending photographic event. Day three and the forecast has changed: The "oracle" on my cellphone has moved Monday's expected warmer temperatures with rain, to freezing temperatures and, - snow. Ah. Rain is moved to Thursday, so it says. That could make for less attractive images, but they could prove interesting, … Continue reading Ongoing event
At last it looks like Winter, even if it isn't really all that cold. It's barely freezing. And here I am with a ton of heavy sweaters that I thought I would need, upstate NY. Of course, my body thermostat is completely haywire. I seem doomed to be either too hot or too cold. Or, … Continue reading Who a cat loves
Boy cardinal is a little out-numbered One of those days Was followed by: A moody sky that brought unexpected snow Poor squirrel left his 'brolly at home, so had to use his tail instead and a day later : The flicker got to referee the starlings and the blue-jays. Poor flicker is a solitary chap … Continue reading My friend Flicker et al