Today I had planned to clean the house. It badly needs a vacuum and a scrub. But before I could get started, a friend called and said she wanted to go on a walk that my group, Transition Wayland, was organizing though Wayland Walks. Wayland Walks is a great spin-off, run by two of our […]
The weather being sunny and not too hot, we sat outside, watching the hens enjoy a free-range stroll. No lawn is complete without chickens, I say! That’s why you have to watch them: they’ll mess up your lawn in no time with their scratching. The monster on the trellis is actually two hardy kiwis. The […]
Here’s another one for our wildlife list: the groundhog. He/she is small, and has a burrow right into our slope. I’ll ask to borrow a Have-A-Heart and remove it.
The Pink Moon, not entirely full (it will be tomorrow), but I took advantage of an opening in the clouds. Photograph taken through a double-paned window. Eerie, how the moon in the middle is in front of the tree branches, like it is on “our side” of the world.
Though very tired I went on the Full Moon Walk yesterday evening, a lovely tradition or what we hope will become a tradition, when a group of us walks in the dark under the full moon, either quietly or in conversation. The clouds drifted apart enough to let the moonlight through only at the end […]
This one we discovered today in the Watercress garden, a fancy name for the metal tub with (guess!) watercress in it. It was supposed to be incorporated into the herb spiral, but I haven’t got round to it yet. It has populated the tub with many little ones!
The view from my driveway this morning, some hours after the rains stopped and some hours before the wind cleared out the sky.
I found an old journal (last part of 2007) in a stack of novels hidden behind a chair in my little “office”. I am usually very careful with my journals, keeping them together and safe. This one isn’t the usual black moleskine but a fancy cloth one given to me by a friend, and that’s […]
A friend came to visit us and after eating homemade Belgian waffles I suggested I take her and my family to Pod Meadow, which I had discovered on a walk with Transition earlier in the week. The weather was a balmy 55F and only partially overcast. Pod Meadow is an amazing conservation area in my […]