[ 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
[ 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
[ 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
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby wearing a green harness and a blue bow tie, sits atop a pile of pallets, silhouetted against the sky. He looks extremely skeptical. ]
GUESS WHAT it is a CAT POST
This happened MONTHS AGO but there’s been all this *gestures broadly at everything* but I’m back & functional again so there’s gonna be CAT POSTS
Anyway Loiosh has been to the Alamosa Farmers Market a buncha times now but this was the FIRST TIME Continue reading cats: the farmers market
[Flat land, sparsely covered in brown tumbleweeds, leads up to rugged, snowy mountain peaks.]
‘Through dangers untold, and hardships unnumbered …’
… okay, no, but we _did_ manage to get the van stuck within a hundred feet of our borders, & by ‘we’ I mean ‘I’, & it took us four days to get it unstuck, so, uh, there’s been a lot going on.
But the view is like that! So that helps a lot. Continue reading SPOON: on the land
[Major Tom, a big grey tabby wearing a purple harness, sits in a blue cat stroller, looking out to the right of the camera.]
Tom’s been wiggly with spring coming in, so Jasper & I decided to take him along to run errands.
He was … not entirely sure about this, but it did get him out of the house, & he got a pup cup from the local coffeeshop, so he was pretty good with that.
Continue reading cats: Tom about town edition
[The road stretches out through the center of this wide shot; at the distant horizon, a hint of snow-covered mountains blends into the low clouds. The road is tree-lined on the left side; snowy fields on the right lead up to a snow-roofed barn.]
I haven’t been talking about it much, mostly because STRESS & I dunwanna, but we’re coming up on the end of our time in our winter haven. It’s time to move. Also the van registration was due, for which I needed the title, which was in Alamosa, so I decided to work on two problems at once by loading up the van & driving south. Continue reading SPOON: first load edition
[A small round cactus barely sticks out of tiny gravel. It’s no more than an inch across, sticks out of the ground less than half an inch, and is covered in tiny spines, all parallel to its surface.]
Spring is, finally, coming in. I found a tiny cactus. Glad I didn’t find it with my fingers. Continue reading small beauties: spring is icumen in edition