Most who know me, know that I am not great at Christmas. Don’t like shopping Don’t like adverts for toys on TV Don’t like glitter everywhere Don’t like having to get things early because there is a last post day D..n probably missed that already BUT I LOVE ALL THE PEOPLE – especially here. When … More And now for … Christmas
Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. I have only once before been in USA for Thanksgiving Day, and that was when the girls were very little, I remember a pleasant quiet family meal with a couple of friends and their little boy. This year, this thanksgiving, I have understood a little of why this is the most … More Thanksgiving Appreciation
Last week just as I was getting to sleep, there was a rattle noise somewhere. As all the windows, and blinds and all sorts of stuff rattle in this old building, I just tuned it out. But in the morning, it was obvious I had an unwelcome guest, who had scattered a teabag inadvertently left … More On the mouse and other creatures
It always fascinates me how memory works, with its associations etc. but I am also quite amazed sometimes by how I perceive, or do not perceive, and so have no memory worth the name at all. I remember (ha ha ) first noticing this ages ago, when a friend talked about being back in Belfast … More Memories and perceptions, do seals remember?
Sunday afternoon – time to get out of the house. Do something. What about the Fiona Lily? She has been on Fresh Pond all summer while we did other things. Isn’t she just perfect for a beautiful Sunday afternoon?
This week’s WordPress weekly photo challenge is Renewal. Two responses are immediate, simultaneous: renewal of hope urban renewal maybe the last is just an expression of the first. All over the world, cities are adapting to change, older areas are re-modelled for tourists, once working waterfronts now house gourmet restaurants and trendy cafes overlooking the … More Weekly photo challenge: Renewal
Be the change you want to see – a bit more on this sort of theme Different cultures, differences, trying not to be judgmental, after all what do I know of the whole story? But oh, I am hugely relieved that this weeks elections in USA put Barack Obama back in to try again, for … More Widow Inheritance – a Patriarchal world
It’s terrible when you only pick up part of a story. That’s a line in a good post from Tom which made me laugh. But – I suppose we always only get part of a story. I have been thinking about that over the past few days for various reasons: on Sunday my aunt died, … More Part of a story
The Daily Post at WordPress has suggested GEOMETRY for the weekly photo challenge. To me, geometry is about the underlying maths of points, straight lines, curves and intersections, surfaces and solid shapes, theorems and proofs. Artists, architects, engineers and all [even nature, look up the golden ratio, not a pop group] use it to create … More what? geometry?
One of the quirky places I have always had a look at when I returned to Block Island after having been away, is was the sunken boat skeleton in Old Harbor. The boat has long been gone, but somehow its ribs showed through the sand as seaweed grew on it. The first photo was taken … More Change, and Compassion