To validate your garden design – get a cat!


Sunday was cloudy, sunny, hot and muggy, all a consequence of some really weird weather we have been having here in California. Then I found one of my feral cats, taking a nap, in the artificially created shade, using one of the rocks I picked up to create a little crawl space for little bugs and other critters as head rest…how uncomfortably quaint!


The first harvest of 2015

First Harvest
First Harvest

I have enjoyed gardening or as long as I can remember. And, I tend to grow vegetables every year. All that is fine. I am not very good at documenting what I do in any meaningful way. So today, I thought I would grab a shot of the few things I have gotten this year.

A couple of different type of tomatoes, one cherry, a couple of different types of bell peppers, cilantro, dill, sage and rosemary are pictured.

Maybe, just maybe, I will get better at posting over the course of this year…

Introducing Squeaky the Sixth!!!!!!!

When my dearly beloved Squeaky, the first feline companion I ever had, I resolved to try and name one Squeaky a year. Sometimes I have had the opportunity to call more than one Squeaky, so I have ended up with the “sixth”…and he actually squeaks per his appellation! Last year another cat of mine Saxon passed on, so I am hoping to start naming cats after him as well.

I don’t know how long I will foster Squeaky, but I am sure he will break my heart anyway.

He hid for the most part of the weekend, but is now coming around and I have managed two passable mobile phone photos. I will try to get more later..

Squeaky the 6th!
Squeaky again! 

So here’s to many a sleepless night ahead for Daddy. Oh, and this happened. Belated Mother’s Day “Amma”:


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