[ Loiosh, an orange tabby wearing a green harness and blue bow tie, sits facing a long sprig of catnip. He’s got his head tilted, facing away from the camera, contemplating the flowers at the tip of the stem. ]
Further along the same path Loiosh found even better foliage — catnip. He was EXTREMELY pleased. Continue reading cats: Loiosh nomfs catnip
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby wearing a green harness, stands on a nice big rock, sniffing at a clump of grass. One ear is back, and the other is stuck out sideways. ]
Salida, it turns out, has grass.
Loiosh REALLY likes grass. Continue reading cats: Loiosh nomfs grass
[ A view of the Arkansas river, here a shallow stream perhaps thirty feet wide. It’s bordered by large rocks on either side, then by trees in a variety of shades from summer green to bright aspen yellow. Peeking between the trees, far upstream, is the peak of a snow-capped mountain. ]
I hadda run up to Salida anyways, so I figured I might as well make a trip of it.
Y’all, Salida is GORGEOUS. Continue reading travellin: Salida
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby, sits neatly in the lower of the two window holes in the new wall of my house. ]
The cats are really enjoying the new wall, because that means it’s easier to get away from the dog.
The dog is really annoyed by it, for much the same reason. Continue reading cats: inspecting the premises
[ Marisol, a tiny, longhaired calico cat, is hunkered up on a sheet of tan paper. The paper’s visibly got a texture to it. Marisol looks very comfortable. ]
This is probably the last post from our stay in the cabin over the winter — I kept not getting round to it, what with One Thing & Another — but I’ve been hanging onto the pictures, because of cats. Who are weird. Continue reading cats: what’s in a sheet of paper
[ Three walls, complete with plywood, surround a similarly-plywooded floor; the fourth wall, the one facing the camera, has been framed out, with space left for two windows. ]
Progress! Like actually getting somewhere! I’m getting faster at framing, this took about three hours all told. Continue reading SPOON: a WALL
[ The back of a black pickup truck, which has a lot of bags of insulation in it. One bag spans the entire width of the inside of the bed, something like four feet. A bumper sticker on the tailgate reads “Frankly, it’s a truck”. ]
Also known as ‘we finally had the money to get enough stuff to more-or-less get my cabin ready for the winter, so I made a huge-tastic order & we drove down to Canon City, it was a whole thing’.
(Taken from a twitter thread the day after, lightly edited.) Continue reading SPOON: a Long and Valiant Quest to Get some Damn Insulation
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby, is standing on a wooden table outside on the patio, muzzle hovering just above a hot dog on a paper plate. ]
I wanted two hot dogs, Jasper wanted three. He cooked six. Why?
Because he knows Loiosh really, really loves hot dogs. Continue reading cats: a boy & his (hot) dog
[ Loiosh is curled up, on his back, in a blue scarf slung around the neck of a tall person in a red t-shirt. CJ wears glasses and has long dark hair, parted down the center and braided. He’s grinning down at Loiosh. ]
(spoilers: it’s, uh, brief)
ALSO please meet the fourth member of our lil commune, CJ, who got here a couple weeks ago!
Yeah yeah, I know, cat pictures. Continue reading cats: Loiosh tries a baby sling
[ A close view of long, narrow silver-green leaves, waving in the breeze, looking much like undersea fronds. The stems are paler and slightly more yellow. They greenery entirely fills the picture. ]
First small beauties post from the new land! There’s SO much here that’s beautiful, I can’t wait to post more. Continue reading small beauties: the delicate desert