The story of a pair of shoes

I've owned these monk-strap shoes for over 10 years. I photographed them this morning for the purposes of this post. These are one of the pairs of shoes I use around the house for all kinds of work: home office, going to the cellar to fetch firewood, going into the dusty attic to put or … Continue reading The story of a pair of shoes

Sasha sleeps under my desk

When she was a kitten, Sasha would come in after a full day of playing outside and fall asleep at my feet, right on (or curled around) the power bricks for my computer equipment. She was and still is so adorable. Enjoy this short video clip of her during one of her frequent visits to … Continue reading Sasha sleeps under my desk

Zumi suckles from Tessa

We were overjoyed to see this going on in the yard today. That little furball suckling from our dog is Zumi Zoom-Zoom, our newly adopted kitten. The dog is of course Tessa, our ciobanesc mioritic breed, sporting her summer look. She normally looks like this. With summer temperatures rising into the mid and upper 30s … Continue reading Zumi suckles from Tessa

Playing with Felix when he was just a little kitten

Here's a video clip of Felix playing with (and scratching) my hand while on my office chair. He was just a little kitten then and he didn't know how to guard his claws yet. My hands were perennially scratched as he grew up but we adored him just the same. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVWj5DH6Bjc By the way, if … Continue reading Playing with Felix when he was just a little kitten

The inquisitive lizard

Having lived in South Florida for a long time, I'm used to seeing lizards of all sorts, but when I saw this large green fellow on the sidewalk, his iridescent hues mesmerized me and I quickly ran to get my camera. When I got back, he was still there, waiting for me. Not liking his … Continue reading The inquisitive lizard

A stag in a manger

A self-explanatory video. If you've never seen a stag sitting quietly and resting, this would be a good time to check that off your list. 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4sRbcpZEqk This animal was filmed at a place called Hanul Dracula, a place in the hills near Danes, a village west of Sighisoara.

The cat house – part 9

More than two years after publishing parts 1-8, here's the final installment in this series, which recaps the features of the cat house I've designed and built and describes some improvements that I've made to my original design, after testing it through two winters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWkPcLl6pzo We now have four cats (Sasha, Zuzu, Tira and Bubu), … Continue reading The cat house – part 9