Robins have suddenly appeared, pretty much on March 1. The sun is shining, birds chirp, sparrows pull coconut fibers from the flower baskets for their nests, the sky is blue, my Mexican sunflower seeds sprouted, robins hop around pulling worms, and I want to rearrange my office right now so I can look out the … Continue reading Distracted by Spring
I bought a used Fujifilm X-T30 a couple of weeks ago. It will take some time for me to learn a new setup after 15 years with my previous camera. A friend advised me to put it in full manual mode to get used to the settings, light meter, and the shape and weight of … Continue reading Firsts with my new camera
Once I decided to kill more grass, I called my mulch guy to ask if they delivered top soil. He said yes. I got excited, and I asked him for three cubic yards, as soon as possible. That was two weeks ago. A snow storm was on its way at the time, and his dirt … Continue reading Soggy day to move dirt
Just after lockdown began, I went for a run. I burst into tears as I ran by tulips that had just opened, and cherry trees in bloom. Their beauty was more than I could bear as I wondered, “Are we going to run out of food? We don’t have a survival plan. Are we all … Continue reading Hope, at last
Another Saturday, another winter storm. “Storm” is a bit of an overstatement, really. Especially compared to the snow others are getting right now. We’ve just got freezing rain, sleet, and ice. No wind, no snow. Definitely no thunder snow. It’s super gross outside. But at least the ice is pretty. I took my 15 year … Continue reading More winter. This time, ice.
I built a fire last night, like I did last Saturday night, in anticipation of an overnight winter storm. Two weekends in a row, we’ve woken on Sunday morning to a white world. This weekend is even thicker snow than last. It is fluffy and sticks to everything, and as I photographed this morning, it … Continue reading Sticky snow