Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Franky and the Cicadas

I heard a ghastly noise out on the porch and went to investigate. The other three cats had their eyes on Frank. It came as no surprise that he had something in his mouth. He saw me--his fun and games nemesis--and bulleted off the porch, the screeching going with him. I took off after him at a more sedate pace. Finally, I caught up with him, his toy still in his mouth, and picked him up. The horrible shrieking continued, I swear I could feel his toy vibrating just by holding him. It was now clear his current play thing was a cicada. I held on till Frank gave in and dropped his toy. The cicada flew off to safety, squealing all the way and Franky, tail swishing, took off to find his next victim, er, toy.


Monday, July 23, 2018

Best Friends

I've shown trailers on these two before, but this one gives more of a biography of their lives.

Word for the day: Friends

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Franky and The Butterflies

Franky and I love butterflies. Unfortunately, for different reasons. While I enjoy their beauty and gracefulness, Franky considers them flying toys. The little White Cabbages have been a joy to watch this summer. They travel in packs, always chasing each other, and should be called flutterflies because they seldom stay in one place for more than a few seconds. Frank and I spotted one of the Cabbages, that had wandered off by itself, at the same time. He went into stealth mode and divebombed it. I divebombed Frank. Frank gave me the what-the-heck-are-you-doing look then decided we'd switched from a game of Catch to  a game of Tag and went scampering off. The butterfly fluttered away completely unaware or unconcerned that he'd nearly been 'it' in Frank's game of Catch Them If You Can.

Word of the day: Scamper

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


The daylilies did their momma proud this year. Unfortunately, they've just about finished blooming.  They bloomed for about a month and a half. For those who have daylilies, how long do yours bloom?
Note Franky horning in on the photo shoot:)

Word for the Day: Kindness

Monday, July 9, 2018


These are just random photos.

I've always loved those red phone booths:)
Word of the day: Family

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Fourth of July

Word of the day: Freedom (of the press, of speech, from tyranny).
What words do you associate with freedom?

Monday, July 2, 2018

Buckingham Palace

Just a few shots of Buckingham Palace. Note the flying flag in the bottom picture. As many of you already know (I didn't:), the flag designates the queen is in.  She apparently didn't get the memo we were outside. Heh. Heh.


Happy July. Can you believe it?


Word of the day: Respect.