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Friday, September 12th, 2014
9:14 pm - Sweet Sixteen
I'm sorry to be late, but very happy belated birthday wishes to [personal profile] benedict and [personal profile] ink_gypsy! I hope you had great days.

I wasn't able to throw a kitty party to celebrate Saki's 16th last Thursday until Saturday. But it was a good time, as you can see here:

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The birthday paw! You can see Herself surveying her birthday spread. A cupcake and cold cuts all garnished with copious amounts of catnip. For some reason, Saki and Tuxie go wilder over cold cuts than freshly cooked meats, and even Moo, who will touch no fresh meats or cat food except for her One Kibble, partakes of the cold cuts--go figure. So yeah, they had a proper little luncheon party spread.

She's 16, she's beautiful, and I'm hers . . .Collapse )

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Thursday, September 4th, 2014
9:06 pm - Saki Day!
A big Happy Birthday shout out to dear [personal profile] ladyjax, who cunningly shares her birthday with Saki, for extra purrs and fuzzy head rubs!

Today is Saki's 16th birthday, the 15th anniversary of when I brought her home from the shelter as a little one year old (if that) kitty with the sneezes. We haven't had time for a kitty party today, so hopefully we'll do that this weekend.

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Have a Tai Chi Saki! A Chinese Taoist symbol by a Siamese cat with a Japanese name (Murasaki), just to culture jump around. Here she is exemplifying the "If I fits, I sits" lifestyle choice.

Today, we start hoping on 17.

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Friday, August 29th, 2014
10:03 pm - Namarie . . .
My friend [personal profile] delux_vivens has died. She made the world a better place.

I never met her, but we IMed quite a bit over the last few years. She should have had more time. She shouldn't be gone.

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American lotus was her flower, but water lilies are close. Daisies, and black-eyed susans especially remind me of her beautiful beadwork.

Some pics for you, bb. One last time.Collapse )

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Monday, August 25th, 2014
8:41 pm - Birthday Beginning . . .
A very happy birthday to my friend[personal profile] saraqael!!! You've been busy as a bee getting your home ready for market, and may this mark the beginning of a time in which you get to soar and flutter where you will in peace and joy.

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Tiger swallowtail and bee snacking on butterfly weed by the lake.

*hugs*

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
7:12 pm - Change?
I'm so glad to be living in post-racial America where only 33% of whites think the police in Ferguson went too far. Too much change for the better too soon would be a little much to handle . . .

I wish I were surprised, instead of just disgusted.

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014
7:43 pm - Forest for a birthday . . .
Happy birthday, [personal profile] wordweaverlynn!!! I hope it is a day filled with love and all good things to open a wonderful year for you!

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Late afternoon light on a summer's day down by Greenbelt Lake. Below the cut are some pics from last fall there . . .

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
5:49 pm - A Bingo Birthday Greeting for Febobe!!!
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How could Frodo concentrate when he knew [personal profile] febobe's birthday party was this evening. It was useless. Plus he was feeling unusually weary. Why in Arda was he so tired? And why was the Elvish script, the tengwar starting to dance and spin?

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
6:03 pm - Wuts Up, Sammich?
For [personal profile] baranduin who had a hard working weekend, sacrificing time with her kitty gourmands:

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Keep in mind, Saki just had a slice of the roast beast. But OH! I ENCOUNTERZ A SAMMICH! FOR ME? OH YES!!!! IT MUST BE!!!

Is it tasty?Collapse )

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Friday, July 18th, 2014
10:50 pm - Saki in a Birthday Bag!
A very happy birthday to [personal profile] mews1945!!! For your birthday, Saki has decided to deliver herself to you.

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SAKI: I'm all bagged up and ready to visit Mews. It's kind of weird, though, that I'm in a bag and can still see you. It's like I'm in the Bag World. And you must be a Bagwraith.

Enter the bag here . . .Collapse )


And next we'll take a stroll around the lake:

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Here's that corner of the lake with all the wildflowers, earlier in the season before the gallardia and black-eyed susans took center stage.

And there's more to see. . .Collapse )

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Friday, July 4th, 2014
4:34 pm - Happy 4th!
Happy 4th to all who celebrate it and a Happy Friday to all!

This is being the prettiest 4th I can remember, thanks to Hurricane Arthur being good to my area and giving us breezes that have chased out the sweltering humidity of the past week.

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I got out to the lake for a beautiful morning walk. Every couple of weeks there is a different assortment of wildflowers beginning to bloom in this spot.


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A little skink peeking out from his bunker in a fallen log. He is around 50 yards from the spot where they are going to be setting off the town fireworks so I hope he will be safe, and I hope his bunker makes him feel safe during the booms.

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Saki says, "Have a Happy 4th of July!"

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I hope you all get to roll around in one of your favorite perches today, too, my dear flisties. <3

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Monday, May 26th, 2014
10:44 pm - Birthday Baby Smauglings . . .
A very happy birthday to my dear friends jan_u_wine and addie71! I bet no one's brought you a skink for your birthday before, so here's something new for you on your birthday--little smauglings to light the birthday candles. Knowing you are both fond of bright blue things, I hope you enjoy their neon blue tails as much as I do.

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This little skink brings you the letter "C". C for companions, clever, charming, caring, and for celtic knot work. You can see where those scribes got their ideas for illuminated fanciful creatures forming letters, can't you?

More skinks lurking under here . . .Collapse )

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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
6:30 pm - A birthday . . .
A very happy birthday to hanarobi from me and my kitties!

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We send our birthday greetings from up the hill from here.

Kitty spam ahoy!Collapse )

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Sunday, May 11th, 2014
7:28 pm - Blue Footed Bubbie
Now that the boot is off Saki's foot and it looks like the remaining wound is at abrasion level and looks like it's starting to scab over, here's a look at the patient.

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It's a beautiful spring day. I can hear all the other kids outside playing. And here I am, stuck inside with a cast on my foot FOREVER . . .


More Saki goodness . . .Collapse )


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I'm holding you purrsonally responsible for this. You let them put this blue thing on my paw and you expect me to wish YOU a happy Mother's Day? Be real!

For all who are held responsible for mothering, whatever gender you are, if you apply the term to yourself, Happy Mother's Day to you!

*hugs*

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Sunday, May 4th, 2014
3:31 pm - A birthday . . ..
Happy Belated Birthday [personal profile] gentlehobbit!!!

The kitty in today's freekible could be the sister of your Mishu (scroll down that page to see her). I hope this link goes through.

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Monday, April 14th, 2014
8:11 pm - Birthdays . . .
A very happy and hopefully relaxing birthday to kittyfosterami!!! I owe you some kitty spam when I get more time to breathe.

A happy belated birthday to blslarner and I hope it was a hobbity spring day for you.

frolijah_fan_54, I miss you. You are not forgotten. I often think of you, wishing you had more time with us.

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
10:21 pm - My April Fools' Birthday . . .
Today is my April Fools, Moo and Tuxie's approximate birthday! We had a nip party. Tuxie got extra treats. Moo got more of her One Kibble and a good brushing. They both had a game of laser tag. Much fresh nip was consumed by all feline citizens in attendance.

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Mr. Tuxtux is 8 today.

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Sunday, March 30th, 2014
6:00 pm - The Winter That Would Not End . . .
It's been raining since Friday night and all the grass suddenly turned green yesterday, though the Bradford pears haven't gone into bloom yet--probably because they knew what would happen today: it started snowing again a couple of hours ago, heavy, and some of it is sticking, goddammit!!!! The temps have really dropped with it. It's March 30th. It's just so wrong--so very, very wrong.


So here's some pics of snow from around here back in January, when it was still pretty, and had a sense of propriety, unlike the current snow that respects nothing and no one:

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Friday, March 28th, 2014
8:07 pm - A birthday . . .
Happy Birthday to hobbity sweet [personal profile] shirebound!!! May the day be filled with all good things, which includes, first of all, snuggles from the one and only Pip-pup!

I have some birthday pic spam for you below, starting with the pretty gold finches who have been perching outside my window due to my downstairs neighbor putting up a feeder full of their favorite seeds. Here's a fluffy little gold heart just for you:

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The adult males get a much brighter gold in the summer, but in winter their colors are indistinguishable from the females.
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
10:42 pm - Happy Ring Day!
Here's my reading of an early draft of the beginning of "A Long Expected Party" with Bingo, son of Bilbo from The History of The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the Shadow, because I love those early drafts, and, well, Bingo:

http://bbolger-baggins.livejournal.com/84577.html



Ahahahahaha--a safe hobbit!!!

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Saturday, March 8th, 2014
11:47 pm - Birthdays at Winter's End
A very happy birthday to my fellow cat-owned friends [personal profile] monkey5s and (belatedly) i_o_r_h_a_e_l.

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Blue Globes Watching the Snow

[personal profile] monkey5s, evidence shows that this long winter has to end:

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When interviewed, a snowdrop said, "I'm blooming now, dammit. To hell with all this winter crap."

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