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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sick Chickens

I made a short video last year, which I wasn't sure I should post publicly, because it contains disturbing imagery. However, I finally convinced myself I should, simply because I want you, dear reader, to be able to make informed decisions when you go shopping for food. The video you're about to see shows the [...]

A Squirrel on Our Balcony

Back when we lived in DC, squirrels used to come onto our balcony all the time. Our building was in a park and it was full of them. When you think squirrels you normally think "Oh, how cute!" but I'd beg to differ. They were cute from a distance. When they dug in your flowerpots [...]

Bubu and Tira Playfight

Each day, as we work, one of our cats decides it's time for a little playfight with one of the others (or with my pants or shoelaces). This video presents Bubu and Tira, our lovely adopted siblings, playfighting. This time Tira initiated the activities -- it's usually Bubu who does it. Tira is the grey [...]