Bleggh and Swan Poop

Feeling bleggh about the whole cancer thing … but overall … we’ve had five glorious days of Spring sunshine here in the Lower Mainland. This is notable because this area, climatically speaking, is a rainforest!

Lawnmowers are buzzing in the distance like a swarm of Steampunked bees. Daffs are blooming in the garden like there’s no tomorrow. A few geese and ducks have landed on Widderlake as they follow the sun back to their usual haunts far to the North. No trumpeter swans yet, but I have my binoculars at the ready.

Our neighbours must think we’re a little bonkers. Last Autumn Mrs Widds and I regularly stood on our front lawn (too many trees in the back yard to see much of anything) and got kinks in our necks watching huge flocks of ducks, geese, and swans drift across the southern sky.

We haven’t been pooped on yet this year, but I have high hopes! It’s good luck.


“I never met a chocolate I couldn’t eat” Danielle Steel, novelist


10 comments on “Bleggh and Swan Poop

  1. Erin says:

    Thanks for the peek inside your current world.

    My daffs are just starting to bloom, finally. My favorite cheerful sight of spring!


  2. I love what’s in your glass, Widdershins. 🙂 Goes a long way!

    Daffodils aren’t blooming yet here in Germany, and the crocuses are freezing and falling to the ground. We’ve had the coldest March in decades — and Christmas Eve we were hanging out in short sleeves. Them’s the breaks!


  3. catdownunder says:

    An interesting list – just the sort of thing I would expect from you! 🙂


  4. jannatwrites says:

    Congrats on the awards – so glad they brightened your day!

    Your answer to the glass full/empty question is interesting – haven’t heard that perspective before. I enjoyed learning ten more things about you. I couldn’t imagine not seeing my family for so long, but I know sometimes families can be difficult. Besides, I’m sure you’ve surrounded yourself with a new ‘family’ that works even better than the original 🙂


    • Widdershins says:

      Family of Choice.

      … I’m a great proponent of ‘the third option’ in those sorts of questions. It’s like that silly philosophical question about a tree falling in the forest and no-one hearing it. It presupposes that the only beings that could validate it would be human ones … silly humans.


  5. londonmabel says:

    Thanks! Enjoyed reading your replies.


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