Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Tales to tell

 This new blogger is such a pain. I uploaded these photos to tell my story, and they are in reverse order. I don't know how many people blog on a smartphone, which is the motivation for change, but the way they have changed this up is terribly irritating to many of us who blog on a laptop. Sorry. Venting. I know I am preaching to the choir. Thanks for listening.

OK, I think I can do this. This was the end of my day. I took the photo to remind me of the robins. I hadn't seen any for weeks. They raised their young, and dispersed. There were several at the water fountain. It was delightful to see their little red breasts. I was too far away for a photo, but you know what they look like!

The spiders have been busy. I guess it's down to their last meals prior to winter.

There are two spiders, hanging out by the front door. I will let them still till frost up. Everyone needs a home!

I love the little mushrooms and fungus.

This one seems to have a short stem.
Fall is here! This is deep in the forest, and I cannot see or photograph the tops of this maple tree. It just drops leaves each day, and I enjoy seeing them on the forest floor.


JB visited physiotherapy, duly masked, with protocols. He is excellent doing his exercises. They send a link for videos of them, which helps when you get home and have more questions! It really helps to see someone do them. People have invented some amazing tools and technology during this pandemic. 

He has been having problems with his laptop and his sore arm. I suggested an over chair table. We googled images, and thought this one might work. It swivels out and in, to snugly hold his laptop. Happily, they had them in the mobility store in town. The technician accidentally took out a screw that was labelled ' do not remove'. 


Our health unit has reported two COVID–19 cases in east Lanark. We hadn't had any cases in weeks. We'll see what happens, but most people seem to be cooperating.

California Wildfires

Our kids, in Vancouver, B.C., are still feeling the effects of the smoke from the US. They are staying indoors and running air purifiers. They've just moved to a more spacious co-op home, redone the garden, gotten a tent for outdoors play. They have to stay indoors or take drives. They had rain, which helped a tad to go down to 8 AQHI, but my son tells me they are forecasting 10+ AQHI today. 


Karen said...

We had several robins nests in the trees around the house. Judging by their coloration, I think these ten or more robins hanging out on the front lawn are the youngsters. Once in awhile a mature, strongly colored adult will join the picnic. Oh, and the flickers are with them. They are together all season.

Anvilcloud said...

We seem to also be experiencing some smoke effect.

Anvilcloud said...

I tend to upload images singly or in batches if I require a certain order. But I think I've always done that.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I just load pics one at a time so as to get the order I want and not the random selection thing! I have also just ordered myself a work table to have in the lounge beside my father so that I can do my crochet and other projects without stuff going out at all angles!!! I love such things. Hope JB finds it good too. YAM xx

RedPat said...

I am still able to switch back to Legacy Blogger but I am not looking forward to the day when it won't change back!
I have friends out in BC and they too are staying inside. it is horrible!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots. I'm still getting away with using the Legacy format for Blogger.

Kay said...

Someone told me there was smoke from the fires detected in Hawaii. I wonder if this could be true. Seems unbelievable. I really feel for all those thousands of people who have lost their homes and loved ones.

Out To Pasture said...

Love the photo of the robin on what my Dad called a 'nannyberry' bush. Hope the exercises pay off for JB.

Tom said...

...your second image is a winner!

Red said...

After robins have raised one or two clutches, they take off. You find many in the mountain meadows above the tree line.

Kathy G said...

I have started uploading my photos one at a time. A little more time consuming, but they end up in the right place.