It sounds more like April than October

Sunday, 18 October 2020 I stepped out onto the veranda this morning, pleasantly surprised it wasn’t freezing out and yet also surprised to hear the red-winged blackbirds singing. Not to mention the robins serenading us throughout the day. It’s highly unusual for these birds to still be here. I’m enjoying hearing them but somewhat confused…

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A Saturday in Autumn

Saturday, 17 October 2020 It started out quite chilly. -1°C brrrr But all that frost on the ground and steam rising from the river in the morning sun was fresh and gorgeous! And the birds singing loudly sounded like a morn in spring. Three woodpeckers visited the feeders today: Downey, Hairy and Pileated. Also saw…

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The ever changing October skies

Friday, 16 October 2020 I remember working in a typing pool when I first started working. I was barely 18 and had my name in at several employment agencies. Employment agencies! Now that brings up even more memories, like the tests you had to take to be accepted to the agency. Writing, grammar, typing…all before…

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The brighter side of a pandemic

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 When you hear the word pandemic, I imagine your thoughts go to the number of people infected, the number of people who have died, then to the people who have lost their jobs, restaurants/bars and stores who have had to shut down, then possibly to the inconveniences of lock-downs and social…

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