Thursday, July 10, 2014


You must not blame me if I talk to the clouds.
 Henry David Thoreau 

Friday, July 4, 2014


I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.
 Jean Cocteau

Molly is eighteen now, we thought we were going to lose her a few months ago but thankfully she rallied.

She loves birdwatching (and still goes out hunting!)

I think she is laughing at me (but it may have been a yawn!).

 Her usual calm, serene, affectionate manner

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Philadelphus, Digitalis

I wake at peep of day
to a velvet summer in a cottage that sleeps 
framed in foxgloves under a blanket of roses.