Hoss in his winter colours

A rabbit with white and grey fur

I star­tled our bud­dy Hoss[1]Short for “Hasenpf­ef­fer”, a nick­name Kath­leen bestowed upon any rab­bit in our sight. yes­ter­day as I head­ed out to get bread. He stopped next to the garage and wait­ed, watch­ful. I grabbed my cam­era and snapped the pho­to above.


1 Short for “Hasenpf­ef­fer”, a nick­name Kath­leen bestowed upon any rab­bit in our sight.

Writing Goals: November 2022

fountain pen on notepad

I’m doing NaNoW­riMo this year, sort of. Instead of push­ing hard for 50,000 words in a brand-new project, I’m going to use the month to try and fin­ish the first draft of Dried Flow­ers. My aim is at least 300 words each and every day. So far today I’m at 307 words, and I think I’m going to do a bit more after I fin­ish this post.

I’ll try to make sure to post update here every so often (let’s say week­ly, so I’m not bor­ing you).

Wish me luck!

Hollow Bean 2022: The Costumes

List of Halloween costumes, 2022

This year’s light­ly-anno­tat­ed list of Hal­lowe’en costumes:

  • Li’l tiny kit­ten (She was 3, maybe 4 at the out­side. Rang the bell, very clear­ly said “Trick or treat”, thanked me for the can­dy. Her mom, from the side­walk, said “You did it all by your­self! I’m so proud of you!” So was I.)
  • Li’l pur­ple dragon
  • Grim Reaper
  • Flap­per
  • Trav­el­er (or what we might, in less enlight­ened times, have called a “gyp­sy”)
  • 2 box­es of Nerds (one was grape, I could­n’t make out the oth­er; both had the Nutri­tion­al Infor­ma­tion print­ed on the backs of their costumes)
  • Angel
  • Bear
  • Beard­ed dad (The angel and bear both asked if we had gluten-free bars, which—turns out—apparently Aero fits the bill. I gave their dad a Cof­fin Crisp because a) the kids were super polite about it and b) he seemed real­ly patient.)
  • Great Pump­kin
  • San­ta Claus

We shut the light off at 9 pm, hav­ing watched the Knock Knock Ghost episode where they explore the Diefen­bunker, among oth­er spooky specials.

It seems to be autumn

Trees with golden leaves

I may not be ready but I guess it’s here. At least it’s pretty.

Series: Bike Ride Photos

The entire series: Down by the riv­er; Bike ride birds; The ex-gar­den and the weir; Snap­shots of a ride; Across Town; Black­bird; North Hill cam­pus; Lilacs and coun­try roads; A pop of colour; Back lane flow­ers; More Breniz­ers; The riv­er is high; A bird and a reflec­tion; Rideau Park; Writ­ing Retreat 2020, Day 7; Writ­ing Retreat 2020: The Num­bers; Storm dam­age, sun­flow­ers; Eleanor Kidd gar­dens; Scenes from today’s ride; All right, autumn can be pret­ty; Bike ride, April 10, 2021; Bike ride wildlife; Bike ride, May 16, 2021; Some flow­ers for you; Lilacs; Under the bridge; A fence, a tree, and the sky; Tur­tle Cross­ing; Ceme­tery crit­ters; On Reflec­tion; Week­end rides; Upon Reflec­tion; Deer and paparazzi; Sep­tem­ber Bike Ride; Corn & Sun­set; On Reflec­tion: Oct. 1st; Autumn Trees; A bit of graf­fi­ti; Novem­ber bike ride; Geese; Day 30; Quack quack; Skin­ny deer; Mon­day bike ride; Sat­ur­day snaps; Deer + Flow­ers; Bike Ride — July 17, 2022; The mead­ow; It seems to be autumn.