Monday 29 January 2024

29 01 2024


- still lingering. Today is the first that I've woken up feeling free of the bad thing that's been living in me, though still hacking a cough. Twenty days ill. Feels like months.

So, in my absence, an attic has been emptied into a studio. Started trying to sort it today. Not that sensible, given the dust and debris...

and had another go at Pete's portrait. 

Seen a courting couple of herons; a dipper; a shag; buds are appearing. Not so much awareness of lurking death now that life returns. 

Thursday 18 January 2024

18 01 2024

 Not so much finished as abandoned.

Where is the wildlife? No bats, no fish, no boar, no bears... 

Monday 15 January 2024

15 01 2024

 Ill... totally laid out. Tried to get moving this morning and succeeded up to a point; back in bed by midi.

Dreams handy.

Thursday 11 January 2024

11 01 2024


Been trying  to work up the Cormorants? Shags?  of the Garonne, seen on my all too brief holiday in Toulouse.  Hunting wildlife a problem - there isn't any.

Even the nice spider in my bedroom has disappeared.

I'm rubbish anyway, cold and feverish and snotty beyond belief. Tendency to fall asleep if sat down..

And so sad... Mike Hinc has died.

Tuesday 2 January 2024

02 01 2024

 Another for the Nature Diary - thinking of junking the roosting cockerels and the Kingfisher, despite my best efforts they are crumbling to crap.

Could be that's part of the authenticity of a nature diary?? Oh, can't think. Bad sleep.

-Gods Walking back home. Le Heathy couldn't cope!! I like it far more now.