The difference five months makes. This is the trail that runs next to the house.
Last time on this blog, the area was covered in snow; now, it’s green with vegetation. Or, as one commenter put it: lush. This Monday, I was a bit annoyed with the stagnation in the house— being unable to deal with the squirrel that’s in our roof, for one; I stormed out.
I soon returned to grab the iPhone to take some pictures of the trail for the day.
The bucket’s still there, as well as the chairs and collapsed table(s).
And some new cans…
Not to mention some unmentionable stuff you don’t want to step in. …Though I just mentioned it.
And after making it to the “intersection”…
I found the folding chair had been set up. You really couldn’t miss it.
It rained here a bit Wednesday, enough to form another mini-lake in the driveway. Not a record amount. However, there was a flash flood warning or two, so far this month, as well as tornado damage on the first Saturday. Tornadoes are rare in the state, but in western Maine as many as four touched down, with reporting from WGME and the Globe. The damage was not nearly as bad as what goes on in some parts of the U.S.; the worst of them were EF1s, and only one person was injured. But there was property damage, nonetheless.
Of course, I have no photographic evidence of this myself. I don’t live in those areas, nor do I chase storms.
I’m only lucky enough to get nature shots near the house… mostly just the plants.
And partly cloudy skies. It’s supposed to be clear today. One of the previous posts inaccurately suggested it rained all that week in June (it was mostly overcast, I think), but… I couldn’t think of a way to fix it without ruining the flow of the post. Leaving it alone, well, I do get a bit of creative license with my own blog, after all. 😉 …I’ll just let this paragraph be the correction.
I managed to get some footage of fireflies in action on the 10th, as well as some audio of the fireworks that have been going on throughout the month (or some kind of explosions last night… plus a smell of fire… that can’t be recorded). The quality and extent of either is not good enough to post… not that WordPress allows you to post A/V content directly into a free blog.
As far as my personal life and the world at large goes… things have not quite stayed the same. Not much has happened at home, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been sleeping well. That day on the 10th included three ticks on my person— all three of them removed and neutralized. On the 8th, three services went out: cable TV, local cell strength and landline. The landline was more gradual— static-filled before out completely days later. Could be corrosion, could be rodents chewing at everything. (All three have all been restored by the time of this writing.)
The week that followed was filled with news much ado about Russia, if you haven’t heard already. Lies and corruption. I could compare Vladimir Putin to a wild animal: wild animals allow nature to dictate their limits, whereas Putin will keep going in a given direction unless someone/something stops him. If you thought what goes on in The Americans is bad…
Well, that’s it for now. I might, in a future post, elaborate further on what’s going on, I might not. I’m tired. Until next time…