Let Sleeping Cats Lie

Woke Spunk from a Dream
Looked at me with squinted eyes
Let sleeping cats lie

The Strawberry Moon at 98.9% full last night. It will be 99.9% full tonight, but it will rise after 10:00 PM.

Do you see the bees?

Venus setting as the moon rose.


Pretty Petunias


After spending the long weekend cutting dead canes out of rose bushes and dead branches off of trees, cutting back the black bamboo, clearing out dried foliage from last year, and cleaning up the deck, we went out and bought various flowers in containers for the deck, which included hearty and speckled petunias.

7 @ 7:07

We had a cat 7 on the bed this morning. Having all seven cats on the bed at the same time is an extremely rare event. The cats from left to right: Glenda, Silver, Loki, Gwendolyn, Marble, Sasha, and Spunk.

I stayed in bed for an hour after I woke up. I wanted to let mostly sleeping cats lie. It was cold as hell inside and even colder outside when I got out of bed and checked the temperatures at 7:07 AM. It was probably a few degrees colder outside at 6:00 AM when I woke up. It was obviously cold enough that all the cats felt the need to be in bed with us.

The moon shining on Venus.

The cloud looked a little fishy.

Let There Be Critters

Gwendolyn: “Did you say critters? I see!”

Black-chinned Hummingbird

The Rio Grande is running high.

Canadian Geese on the fly

First Dragonfly photo of the season.

New Mexico Whiptail Lizard. “Whip it. Whip it good!”

A slightly battered butterfly

Fire in the sky