Alex adopted me a number of years ago. He actually belonged to the neighbor on the east side of me, yet spent hours hanging
out with his kitty friends that lived with my neighbors to the west. He traveled through my yard going back and forth between
home and friends.

At that time I had been laid off at work and was spending more time in my home office and patio area. Alex began spending more and more time on one of my Adirondack chairs, during which we had great conversations. He is very vocal and expressive. He also started to follow me into the house. He was unbelievably well mannered. I set out a water bowl for him. I was also rather allergic to him.

An allergy prescription and a year later, I set out a food bowl. I still cannot keep Alex in the house overnight (swollen yucky eyes and congestion issues). Yet he knows that he is welcome to join his kitty friends next door in a comfy kitty igloo in the kitties’ house. It’s a perfect arrangement.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Just a Weed

I cannot tell you the times I have walked into my veggie garden and noticed 'just a weed' poking up through the dirt. So what a pleasant surprise to find a dried piece of vegetation in the middle of my squash plants. I was immediately struck by the delicacy of the broken dried 'thing.' As I carefully carried it into the house I was already planning where to photograph it and what textures I wanted to add to it in photoshop. I must say I rather like the way it turned out.

Chat later

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