Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 31st

Kota on his 2nd vacation day and already picking up bad habits. What
kind of kitty will greet me when I see him on Friday?
Rob titled this photo, 'Burp'. Hmmm.

Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30th

Kota enjoying the fishy taste of a pipe hanging up to dry that was used to empty the fish tank. He is on vacation at Rob's, having a boys' week.

August 29th

Rob and I had pizza at Fabios which was fortunately delicious, as it's
the only pizza place in town. Couldn't believe that they also stocked
2 English beers.

August 28th

Kota coming along for the ride as I made a quick trip into town.

Friday, August 27, 2010

August 27th

An image I saw online today.
Sac Metro firefighter Matt Randazzo tries to resuscitate a cat outside an apartment complex that was heavily damaged by fire on Fair Oaks Boulevard in Fair Oaks, Calif., on Aug. 24. The cat was unable to be revived.
What a sad photo. How easily this could be my little Kota Kat,  but I was immensely touched by the compassion shown by the firefighter. What a wonderful human being.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

August 26th

Apache and Ogie on the back seat of my car after I collected them from boarding. They were happy to get home to my friend's house and crash on the sofa.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August 25th

So the photo today is 'reflection'.
I was leaving my friend's house and drove past a woman who looked to be about the same age as myself but appeared to be a world away from me. She was unkempt with grey hair framing her face and wore the most unfashionable baggiest clothes I'd ever seen yet was not particularly overweight. She was dragging a small case on wheels and sucking hard on a cigarette while limping across the parking lot. I immediately envisaged her entering a house resembling that of a hoarder's, dark and cluttered.
I stopped myself. Who was I to judge on a passing glance and create a complete character from what I perceived. She didn't look unhappy. Maybe she was totally confident with her looks and had a bubbling personality and a hand that could create Constable landscapes in a hour. Maybe she was just returning from a mini vacation and wanted to travel comfortably hence the baggy clothes, had sprained her ankle mounting a sidewalk giving her a limp and was about to enter her home to be greeted with a dinner prepared by a loving husband.
You just never really know, do you?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August 24th

Rio wondering when the treats will appear.

Monday, August 23, 2010

August 23rd

Beautiful large moth chilling outside the condos. It was about 2.5"

Sunday, August 22, 2010

August 22nd

Katrina, one of ny friend's 4 cats who I'm petsitting.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

August 21st

Rob wearing his Shark Week test print t-shirt.

Friday, August 20, 2010

August 20th

The last place I get a phone signal before reaching Rob's house. It's
dark out here!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 19th

The last apple from Tug Hill prior to devouring. I'm saving the seeds
so we can grow apple trees.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August 18th

I found a Tootsie lollipop thing in my car. For a sweet short spell,
being stuck in traffic wasn't an issue.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 17th

Four point stars and flowers. Geraniums on my patio.

Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16th

Kota Kat waiting for me to open the patio door rather than use the
less than elegant cat door.

August 15th

A huge box of chocolates sent by Mum that we devoured all day. Yum!

August 14th

Farewell cozy cabin and home of mine and Rob's first Allegeny memories

Saturday, August 14, 2010

August 13th

Abandoned trains at Gowanda, NY

Thursday, August 12, 2010

August 12th

Tug Hill cabin in Cattaraugus, NY

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 11th

Niagara Falls, U.S. side

August 10th

Allegany State Park

Saturday, August 7, 2010

August 7th

Rob and I about to tuck into my birthday dinner. Willards BBQ. Yum!

August 6th

Michelle and Daniel Craig at work. She's not impressed with my screen saver.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

August 5th

Here's my Lukestar sporting his birthday present a little early as for the first time in 5 years I'm going to miss his birthday :(   He was so excited to have his snorkeling gear and I can't wait to see him use it.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August 4th

There is no greater American chocolate for me than a Reese's Fastbreak. Joe knows this and is my friend. Thank you Joe and thank you for making it a Kingsize :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August 3rd

A Cadillac Eldorado parked at Target. Beautiful.

Monday, August 2, 2010

August 2nd

A tiki torch at Velocity 5 where Barb and I spent the evening.

August 1st

A reflection of trees in Jim and Jessie's creek.

July 31st

Old Cismont School, an abandoned building I checked out from the outside which is probably due for demolition according to the owner.