Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, your popular host, Mani the purebred border collie, here today just to show some pictures and maybe talk a bit. You may remember me from such posts as “The Finished Project”, among so many, many others.
Here I am in a characteristic pose.I really like this chair. Not as much as the couch, but pretty close. The guy I live with said that other purebred border collies who’ve lived in this house have liked that chair, too. There must be something about it, besides being old and creaky.
Not much has been happening here. Well, that’s not totally true, since it snowed and then the snow melted, and some actual work was done in the garden. Hard to believe, I know.A whole bunch of things were cut down, raked up, put in that trash can, and then the can was carried over to the compost pile. I’m not sure if you can see the difference here at all, though.The plastic on the frames was lifted off, a little, today, so that snowdrops and stuff could get some extra sun.It was a little gloomy today.But there are snowdrops up in the frames. And the cyclamen are doing pretty well, in the upstairs bedroom. (It was built as a bedroom but hasn’t been used as one.)
It’s kind of surprising to me, still, how things change from day to day, here. One day there’s ice in the canal, with patterns and stuff,and then the next, someone has walked down the bed of the canal.Today there was a hawk.There have been owls every evening now. The guy I live with posted a picture of the pair of them, sleeping, on Facebook. This was after a pretty cold night; the owls seem to like to sleep together then, but mostly they sleep apart, and then sit in separate trees in the evenings.
I guess I need to be on the lookout for owls. This time, one flew right over us, totally silent, and not very high off the ground.The sunset this evening was pretty great, so I have a bunch of sunset pictures.We always see geese and ducks flying across the sunset; the guy I live with says that they fly from smaller lakes to the big reservoirs southeast of us. Pretty neat, huh? (We purebred border collies use words like “neat”, if you didn’t know.)
Well, that’s really it for today. Not a huge whole of a lot. The weather has been pretty nice, and so the guy I live with has been in a good mood, considering the season and all.
I’ll leave you with a not-very-in-focus but super atmospheric picture of me, on my evening walk yesterday.
Until next time, then.