After Morning Rain

Cycling in the afternoon,
after morning rain,
under clear, cold skies,
we pass a field of languid cows
who slowly turn their heads
to follow us
with their mournful gaze.

Afternoon Fun

fun, creating
mini garden pond.
Now waiting for wildlife

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This is a project I have been preparing for a while. I will write about it on Monday and will include photos.

January Joy 22

This afternoon
a drive to the airport
to collect my daughter,
home for a flying visit.


Afternoon baking;
first time for quite a long while.
Oh what a delight.

Stop Out

All night and most of the day
she stayed away.
I fretted and worried,
I called her name,
she never came.
Now in the mid-afternoon,
she is here.
It’s quite clear
she wonders why all the fuss.
She cleans her bowl, herself,
and falls asleep
in her favourite chair.

Early Afternoon

Early afternoon
and half a moon peeps out
between the branches of the ash tree.

Sailing Breeze

Sunshine and a good sailing breeze,
at last the wind has changed its tune.
We’ll cast off our lines, let fly our sails
up the coast with the tide this afternoon.

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The weather looks set fair at last, no strong winds, just scattered showers and the sun breaking through, so this looks like being my last chance to post for a few days.



Summer afternoon,
a friend’s birthday barbecue,
festive in the rain.

Moving the Tree

A crisp, sunny autumn afternoon
so we moved the fir tree
that was squashed in the corner
with no room to grow.
Now we hope it survives the trauma.

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This beautiful little tree had been planted in the cleft of a double-skin wall by the previous owner of our house. It had no room to expand and was pushing the wall over. We removed one section of the wall to get it out, unfortunately damaging the roots a bit, but I really hope it survives in its new location.

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