Saturday, April 15, 2017

15~ Something New

One of my favorite souvenirs to bring home from travels is new ideas, new points of view, new inspiration. Geoff, Maria and I stayed in a very nicely appointed, charming Airbnb home, with a particularly marvelous sleeping alcove. We can't quite manage to build an alcove room, not yet, but we decided it's time to ditch the wonky-dirty-sad blinds in our bedrooms. And while I don't count myself as an instinctive decorator, we did achieve something wholly satisfying. Between Geoff's patience and DIY skills, and Ikea's simple and tasteful selection... the entire enterprise was much easier than it might have been ( I still found it a bit daunting.) These results in Maria's room have bolstered my enthusiasm, and I am looking forward to finishing the installation of something new in our bedroom!

With Infinity More Monkeys, a picture a day.

Friday, April 14, 2017

14~ Just Chickens

Still dear, still silly, still smelly and messy and noisy. Still my muses and amusement. I am a lucky lucky chickenblogger.

With Infinity More Monkeys, a picture a day.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

13~ Wood Workers

Alex separated the mahogany boards that were carved on Frankenrouter, so we could remove the burrs and begin fine sanding the four pieces, which will be tent polls for the A-frame Viking style tent. The dragon heads are Alex's own design, which he took from sketchbook to computer, and will finish in this beautiful wood.

With Infinity More Monkeys, a picture a day.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Oh, How I Miss You, Chikckenblog

My Picture a Day, and other musings, have been on the back burner, and I miss all of it. I even miss consistently mistyping chicahkebcblog chickenblog. Now we are home from our trip to Portland and Albany, and I have about a thousand new pictures, and even more stories to share. So. Hopefully. Fingers crossed. I will be back at my desk, blogging away, scratching the surface of my deep thoughts.

And while those thousand, or more, photos are loading from my camera, and phone, I will amuse myself with pictures of Neo Cairo Nepenthes and his menagerie of ratty-rats. The ratty-rats that he adores, sings to, poses, stalks, hunts, slays, collects, sleeps with, hides, and cherishes.

And one picture from Christmas morning when Cairo thought Bambi's slippers were a new kind of ratties from Santa.

11~ Cat on a Rail

Mister Foo once fell from the second floor railing, all the way down to the first floor. A straight shot, with nothing to break his fall. Seeing the whole thing gave me a dread pit in my stomach, both for that moment and for any chance it might happen again. And it might happen again, because he loves to run to the railing, even where it's all that stands between him and the ground, and he leaps onto the narrow footpath he loves to amble. There is, I suppose, a lesson in here, somewhere... something about letting go, trusting others to do what they know, what they love, and let them live their own lives. (Of course all of that tough love, letting go, release them never pays an ER bill.)

With Infinity More Monkeys, a picture a day.