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Daily Life

Meet Arty (Artopus) – Doesn’t everyone have a large, beer swilling, artist-in-residence octopus in their living room? [3 pictures]

My desk was looking cluttered this morning – I was reminded of the saying that the state of one’s desk reflects the state of one’s mind. A tidy desk equals a tidy mind. For the last several months, my mind — and my desk — have been in a messy place. [2 pictures]

A Quick Diversion Off-Trail – I had hoped that there would be more water running over these stepped falls, but this is what there was. [1 picture]

A Tad Chilly – I stayed in bed waiting for things to warm up before venturing out. I don’t have an insulated hood, so I improvised with my shemagh. Very elegant, very old lady. I’m also looking a bit chubby around the chops too. [1 picture]

Cold and Frosty Morning – The lowest predicted temperature was around 29°F. It actually dropped to 21°F (-6°C) overnight. [3 pictures]

The trails of the Ozarks are starting to look similar. [2 pictures]

Winter sunset, Long Creek, Hercules Glades Wilderness.

Winter Sunset, Long Creek, Hercules Glades Wilderness. [1 picture]

Table Rock Lake at Piney Creek – Day one of three days backpacking in Piney Creek Wilderness. [1 picture]

Sweet Dreams Sprinky – Today we said goodbye to Sprinkles. [1 picture]

My 2018 Top 100 on Spotify; it’s a tad eclectic. Brit Pop, Bluegrass, College Rock, Electro Pop, Folk, Jazz, Prog Rock, and Soul.

British Passport (2018)

Rinse and Repeat. The shop assistant squealed, she’d never seen a passport before, let alone a British one … The UK and the US. It’s often said that they are two nations separated by a common language. After ten years living in the US I can confirm that it is still true. [Five-minute read. 1 picture.]

Ginger & Sprinky – When you can’t get any work done because your cat likes Bach’s Cello Suites as much as you do… [30 sec. Video]

Leaf Me Alone. Sprinkles enjoying the sun in the backyard. [3 pictures]

Red aumn (Fall) leaf on a background of yellow leaves

Flying – I love how this leaf looks like it is spreading its wings and is about to fly. [1 picture]

Meanwhile, here are some kitties – Life got busy, and things like processing and posting pictures have had to take a back seat. So, in the meantime here are some cuuute kitties. [3 pictures]

Anticrepuscular Rays. [1 picture]

Back Yard Hammock Testing. Zzzzzzzz. [2 pictures]

Sprinky – Nothing is out of bounds. [2 pictures]

A black and white photograph of Gary Allman, Springfield Missouri

Gary Allman, August 26, 2018. I saw a tired person peering back at me from the bathroom mirror this morning, and I thought I’d get a picture of what I saw. [4 pictures]

Oops — Wherein a dripping, semi-naked Brit loses the plot or something. [Many words, 2 pictures]

Maybe I should stop taking pictures for a couple of years — That way I might be able to clear the backlog.

I think I know what killed the fridge-freezer – The cats. Plus: Pride before a fall & I love it when a plan (albeit Plan B) comes together. [2 pictures]

Google Voice #Fail – This was the result of Ginger calling me via Google Voice.

Desk-buddy – Yesterday I thought Sprinky had finally grown tired of laying on my desk, but no, here she stays, pretty much 24 x 7. [6 pictures]

D’oh! In a repeat of the dishwasher dying right after I spent money on a new hammock … The freezer died tonight, less than a week after we laid down the cash on our new furniture.

This Wasn’t Part Of The Plan – When I cleared my office and changed the couch I did not anticipate the increased attention my office would get from the feline members of the family. [5 pictures]

IKEA Tetris – Working on a more adult-friendly house and some furniture shopping [3 pictures]

Painted in big letters on the back fence: “VIDEO! DOG BITES!” Large sign on the side of the same house: “STOLEN DOG. $500 REWARD…” You cannot make these things up.

Evening Prayer at Kanuga. [3 pictures]

Photograph of a Maine Coon Cat

Sleepy Mao. [1 picture]

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