August Beginning

We’ve been going for summer walks in the nearby field. August rolled in and brought with it cooler days and rain.  We walk in the late afternoon in between rain showers and I note that the blackberries are starting to ripen and have seen a few people out with containers, picking the ripened berries while … More August Beginning

English Summer

  These English summers. Moderate temperatures. Blue skies with or without puffy clouds. Meadows with wildflowers and walks along the county trails. The seaside. Oh readers.  I don't even have a funny story to tell you. I've been muddling through the days picking up pieces that have fallen away and trying to get broken things … More English Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Perhaps their weight loss diet is getting to them.  This afternoon there was a very contentious confrontation between these two over 1/2 of a potato chip.  It wasn’t pretty and one of them is feeling very ashamed and one is not so ashamed.    

Midwestern Summer

I’ve had a quick visit back to Michigan. Every time I return to the Midwest I’m taken in with the wide open spaces of rural areas and the quaint, early 1900’s architecture of the local towns and villages. My mother moved from her house into a smaller accommodation.  Her house was cleared except for a … More Midwestern Summer

Madam Daisy

I can’t say Daisy is a difficult dog.  She’s really not.  She likes her bed.  She likes to sit on my lap.  She likes to be stroked.  She likes her food.  She makes few demands on us, really. But I am learning that there are some things that Daisy doesn’t like terribly much:  cats, other … More Madam Daisy

Homage to a Campaign

  AP and I put this slide show together to commemorate the general election campaign here in SW Surrey and to especially honour all of the volunteers and supporters who came out in every way to lend their support to the National Health Action Party — which was chosen by the Progressive Alliance to represent … More Homage to a Campaign