Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nesting Season

As I type there is a Blackbird building a nest right outside our living room window in the branch crotch of a small tree. I am delighted that we may have a view of the event from the comfort of our sofa but concerned as it is only at about 1.5m off the ground and in no way safe from cats, of which there are many in the area.

I am loathed to disturb the building...I may have to fashion some kind of cat deterrent. I also hope that the noise that is bound to come from the dogs barking at some point does not disturb them too much.

If anyone has any thoughts or advice I would be happy to hear it.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Morning Walk

It is glorious outside today but a little too misty for photos. I took some macro shots, more for practice, and am quite pleased with the results but the two most beautiful photos I got are below.

The first one dipicts a hot pup cooling off having run round like an idiot until he over heated and the second shows a pup taking a drink having been kept out of the cold river by me! I am happy for the pups to paddle and its great for cooling them off on hot days but Roxy pup likes to swim in deep water and as there is still frost on the ground and she takes hours to dry off properly she was retricted to a foot paddle for the sake of her health and aching limbs!

Shake The Disease

Well I am very happy to say this sun is shining and the birds are singing again this morning however I did not wake up in a fabulous mood! I had a trying afternoon yesterday and a bit of a wierd nights sleep culminating in a dream about my paternal grandmother who sadly died about 10 years ago now.

Although it was lovely to spend some time with her again, albeit in a dream, I woke up feeling very sad.

I have always really treasured time spent in dreams with people who are nolonger with us. It is as close to sharing time with them as you are going to get, but it can also unlock emotions either un dealt with or buried deep.

Anyway, I refuse to let yesterdays events and last nights dreams impact on this day in a negative way and so with the help of two buckets of tea (bucket is only a slight exageration, I have a wonderful and huge breakfast mug) and a long walk outside in the fabulous company of the pups, the birds, the sunshine and the ever encroaching Spring I am sure I can shake this downer off.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Everything Stops For Tea

I woke up early this morning which is a bit of a shame as I was working until late, but on the other hand I was woken by the birds singing and became immediately aware that the sun was shining!

It is amazing how much of a difference it makes. Now granted I have only made it downstairs for breakfast so far but I am up, the sun is out, the birds are in good form and it is going to be a beautiful day!

I have developed a timetable to help me monitor the projects I am pursueing outside of work. Today is photographic study so I can learn how to use my camera better. But first things first, more tea needed!

Image Credit: Ryan W Smith

Friday, March 04, 2011

One Fine Day

Well the sun finally made an extended appearance today nicely timed for my day off! So I went out and about with the pups and soaked it up. Although many of the plants in the garden have sprouted new buds, leaves and flowers, it is still too early for the trees, but Spring is truly on it's way!


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