Friday, September 28, 2012


I have not been outside with a camera at the right time yet, but perhaps this spring I can get some pictures. I've discovered that the new house is directly under a goose flyway. I've seen geese flying north twice now, once in the morning and once just before dusk, and I've heard them several times. I send goose-greetings to everyone north of me.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Mizfit reminds me that at Yom Kippur I should be atoning for wronging others. Every year I have the problem that I can't think of anyone I have wronged. There must be some! But I can't recognize any, so I can't apologize. Unless I am a saint on earth, which seems unlikely, this is a flaw.

This year, head down in piles of boxes, Rosh Hashanah and the equinox just blew past me. Thanks, Miz, for making me notice the calendar.

Monday, September 17, 2012

some slight progress

August 26:

September 15:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

not a weed

My first garden surprise from this house:

The vine rambling over the pile of old wood turns out to be autumn clematis, a favorite of mine.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


My fence is in. At last I can let the dog out the back door without a harness and a tie-out. One less small time-wasting chore.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I have a whole day off today, after working through the summer taking days off only to deal with selling, buying, and moving, which were not exactly days of freedom. (Although I did tell the movers, when they said, at the end of a ten hour day of unloading for them, that I must be exhausted, "Well, I don't usually spend the whole day standing around doing nothing.")

I plan to take a lesson from Belle: