Tortoise Cat and I just bid 'bye to Blog-City.
When Blog-City announced suddenly it will shut down in January 2012 I knew I wouldn't renew Tortoise Cat's and my blogs for the final year. Then I decided not to wait until this year's subscriptions end in a few months to delete the sites. I have re-published the Events and Updates since January 2010 (and will continue that weblog's purpose) here.
I'm setting up a new blog for Tortoise Cat (and Chameleon) after backing up that content for future publication as an ebook.
Lilies thrill more than fireworks, July 3, 2010
Fireworks are fun, but flowers are fantastic, Tortoise Cat and I agree.
Now that the Milwaukee summer's longest, loudest fireworks are over, I opine the light purple lilies that finally bloomed today thrilled me far more during dusk, because they seemed to be exploding subtle streamers of silent yet vibrant, intensifying iridescence.
Here is the Tortoise Cat relishing a mint lunch.
We played with young squirrels and sharp shadows on July 11, 2010
Three young squirrels came to play and stay all afternoon. The Tortoise Cat got tuckered! I snapped a pic or two.
Is this young squirrel hiding or lurking? Three juvenile squirrel siblings surprised and delighted, then tormented Tortoise Cat and me most of yesterday afternoon. Usually, they were too fast for the camera.
I am still using a digital camera without a viewfinder—pointing, shooting and hoping.
After I thinned the invasive Polygonum out back (that serves as a fence) these guys seemed to decide against taking up residence.
Tortoise Cat, with her permanent fur-suit, has been rolling between sunshine and shade amid our neighborhood strolls.
Crows cawed us awake
On a hot July day, crows cawed us awake from catnapping and daydreaming.
After strolling the neighborhood, the Tortoise Cat and I returned to the shady rock-garden in back, then drifted into yawning, napping and daydreaming until three crows cawed us back to play and work.
We are happy the neighborhood crow flock is growing and thriving again.
Cardinal was singing through the afternoon next door, showing off his bright red suit with no lady cardinal in sight yet. With my camera missing a viewfinder, unfortunately, I missed snapping a picture.