Assiduous And Carnivorous Trees

It was the turn of a blue tit to investigate the crab apples on this very overcast morning. This one found the fruit a little large for its beak, and didn’t stay long. This afternoon, Elizabeth collected the keys for her new home. Naturally we were there to see her over the threshold, clutching thoughtfulContinue reading “Assiduous And Carnivorous Trees”

Starting Inside

Today was wet, much warmer, and overcast. This morning I cleared up clippings and fallen branches. I have more than once observed that, after our first month in Downton, the inside of the house has been neglected for the garden. Certain items, like the toilet seats, the shower hanging loose in the guest bathroom, its blockedContinue reading “Starting Inside”

Woman’s Mastery Over Machine

When I intimated yesterday that I might cut the grass I didn’t imagine that was all I would do, nor that the task would take me all day. I would like to tell the tale of this man’s mastery over a machine. Unfortunately, like George Washington, on this occasion, ‘I cannot tell a lie’. AtContinue reading “Woman’s Mastery Over Machine”