It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks. Maine seems far off, and long ago.
When life changes, it takes a bit to regain your balance.
But life goes on. One day at a time, I tell myself.
You remember Next??? He was the tiger stray cat that we caught most recently. We took him to the vet, he was neutered, we let him go, and he ran away as fast as he could. Haven't seen him for a few months, but just last week, he reappeared. He is staying in the barn, and eating on the porch.
Then, as if by magic, this one came along.
While Next is pretty wild acting, this one, whom we have named "Also", is craving attention. She is bony and thin, but she is lovable.
I wait until I see her each day, then I take her out her very own can of cat food, while my cats GLARE at me out the window. They do NOT get canned cat food, per the vet.
One of these days soon, she is going to the vet, and if she isn't neutered she will be. I wish, though, that I could find a home for her. She doesn't want to be out in the barn, she wants to be curled up in the living room chair. And when winter comes, she will like it less.
If I bring her in, Sydney will have a cow.
She has made her dislike quite well known, from the window.
You wanted to know about my lens....well, my camera is a Nikon D40, and I just recently bought a new lens, a Tamron 18-270mm. It allows me to use one lens all the time, without changing lenses, and still have great zoom capability.
Like this shot of a brazen, bratty wood chuck eating bird seed next to my neighbor's back porch.
And still get a good close up of a little visitor we had today, who looks like she is getting ready to weave, or maybe she is going to check L's weaving, with that tape measure in her hand.
Yes, I love my new lens. L likes it, too. She took this shot.
I stopped at a garage sale this past weekend, all the benefits were going to Pediatric Cancer.
I found this purse, and I totally loved it on sight.
Look closely, you will see a lighthouse, upper right.
I looked at the tag, and it says, Your Maine Bag.
See me smiling.
Made my day.
Just that little thing.
I have made a promise to myself that I will no longer carry any bag bigger than this...it is small, but big enough for my wallet, my datebook, my phone, and a few other very small items. That's it.
So back to the business of weaving. Actually today, I was playing a little, just because it felt good.
I think I've become fairly astute at recognizing when I need to do just that.
These are place mats, in a log cabin pattern....easy to do, and totally feel good. I am really liking them.
Today was a good day, maybe tomorrow will be, too.
And with that I will say Good Night.