The Week: June 8th — 14th

Click here —> T and L Photos Blog to see the photos and commentary for the week of June 8th — 14th 2015 at a glance.

I have been reposting old blogs from the same date in 2011 every night for the past week with a link to the current photos and commentary posted that day on my T and L Photos Blog (which is really the current Photo of the Day, Etc.); however, since I’m paid up on my WP account until the end of November, I was maintaining the WP site until the end of November 2015. So far I think the reposts from 2011 are just confusing people who think I’m back posting new photos and commentary on WordPress.  Now I’m trying to decide whether I should go ahead and transfer my photoofthedayetc domain to T and L Photosshut down the WP blog, put it out of it’s misery, and end the confusion, or wait until November. Any thoughts (staying with WordPress is not an option)?

June 8th: T-Rex bouquet in hand —  http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/6/2015-corrales-garden-tour

June 9th: Sunbrella —  http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/6/the-first-garden

June 10th: Keep on building —  http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/6/continuing-construction

June 11th: Bike in a Bunker —  http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/6/bike-in-a-bunker

June 12th: Sasha does wrecking ball —  http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/6/on-the-ball

June 13th: Peace in the garden —  http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/6/peace-and-panoramas

June 14th: Cute town cats —  http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/6/new-cats-in-town

Smoke and Ice (repost from 2011)

Today’s post of new cats is at http://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2015/6/new-cats-in-town. On this date back in 2011 it was dry with smoke from fires darkening the skies and blotting out the sun. Today we got 1/3 of an inch of rain.

Originally posted June 14, 2011: The smoke was blowing in on my way home tonight and the sky looked interesting at the light at Alameda and 2nd Street, so I pulled off at the little ice house and got a photo of the cloudy, smoky sky with ice ads in the foreground. Laurie found a porcupine quill in Puck’s fur tonight. I’ll photograph it tomorrow, but this porcupine might end up being a problem. I thought the cats had enough sense not to mess with them, but maybe not. Their instinct to go after rodents, even though the rodents are three times larger and very prickly, might just be too much for their kitty sense. At least Puck’s kitty sense, apparently. He tries to be a tough cat, but messing with porcupines is a bit much. Then there are flies with major attitude, like the one pictured tonight. This fly was ready to take on the camera lens, or maybe its own reflection in the filter was getting it riled up, but it was ready to fight one way or the other.

Gladiolus