Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

We had a stray cat come into our yard after the 4th of July.  With all the fireworks going on it is amazing more pets don't run away.  We found out about the stray cat when our dog tore out of the house, down the back steps, howling like a banshee and abruptly stopped and began barking.  Our Jack Russell had corned the stray but this cat wasn't going to take anything from this little yapper and to put an exclamation point on it scratched our dogs nose and Jumping Jupiter backed off immediately until his reinforcements came.  As we separated the two animals the cat slowly and methodically moved under our back deck.  He then backed himself up against the wall and peered out daring anyone to try and move him.  Our daughter sat and talked with the cat as we went around the neighborhood to see if anyone was missing a pet.  Sure enough it was one of our neighbors a few doors down and our stray was reunited with his family.  

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July 7, 2012

Before dawn there is a quiet movement of nature.  A slow waking to a new day.   In this quiet place your interior dialogue can distract you from this moment. The key is to calm this reflection to a little ripple that moves outward from your interior to an exterior subject and transforms the landscape into an image worth taking. You submerge yourself in the environment and see more deeply the things around you. Potential images are everywhere the trick is to really see them.  You cannot do this with an active, jealous mind.

Monday, July 2, 2012

July 2, 2012

Safe and Happy 4th of July.  Up here in Marysville people take their fireworks very seriously, so we have hoses at the ready both in the front yard and in the back yard. Of course we add our 2 cents as well.

The clean up from last year!