Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


Getting Ready For Winter, Part II

by admin - 17:02 on 10 November 2013

November continues: yesterday evening the fire was lit for the first time; Maia crouched in the big cat bed with her nose millimetres from the radiator; Willow sprawled on the shelf above the radiator; Pandora curled up in the purple cat throne next to the other radiator; Matchgirl hunkered down on the sofa, swathed in blanket, and grumbled that her feline hot water bottles had deserted her.

The Grey Streak must be thinking about fattening up for the winter. This morning she took advantage of my shower and Matchgirl's training run to knock a huge bag of moggy biscuits off a worktop, where they'd been carelessly left. I entered the room thinking that a rodent was being savaged beneath the dining table but instead found a blissful cat half inside a chewed-open bag, deaf to the world. A lockable metal container could soon be added to the shopping list.

The Pentax made a brief excursion this afternoon when I went in search of more autumnal scenes and came home with a bunch of ash keys. They're nothing special but at least I'm trying.

Ash Keys

I'm certain that's what they are, although my identification of my previous post's snap subject was questioned by Helga, who wondered if the yellow fruit was quince. A quick search on the interweb revealed that we were both wrong – what I'd thought were the underdeveloped progeny of an underpruned apple tree turn out to be Golden Hornet crab apples. I think.

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