• A lap A blanket A nap

    tuxedo cat asleep on person's lap with a colorful chevron hand knit blanket on their lap. The person is wearing a black tshirt and seated on a grey couch.

    a lap blanket nap;the best kind for sleep and dream.add my fur to gift. I knit a blanket for a good friend and it was delivered this week. Dot loved working on it as much as I. Read more …

  • Thoughts on My June 2022 Reading

    piles of books with a colorful assortment of covers. Mix of hard and soft cover.

    I feel that I mostly misplaced the month of June. This is for the same reasons as every other month for the past few years. Yet, somehow, I managed to read 17 books, most as text and several as audiobooks. A quick reminder, if I list hours that means I actually listened to the audiobook … Read more …

  • Dot’s hope

    tuxedo cat stretched out on green rug looking toward the camera

    Dot hopes each June dayher people can join her forrest in the sunroom. Read more …

  • hydrangea colors

    blue hydrangea blossoms with hint of purple

    hydrangea flowercolors shift deepen then fadeblue hue of late June Read more …

  • redcurrants

    redcurrants on the plant behind bird netting.

    For the first time in years we remembered to put up the netting to protect our berries (redcurrants, blueberries, raspberries) from the greedy local wildlife before they fully ripened. We feed the birds intentionally, the deer help themselves, and the chipmunks seem to have the run of the place. My little garter snake friend stopped … Read more …