Yes, I’m referring to a cat—the Lady in Red, to be exact. She is very pettable indeed.
This week’s theme is “bunnies.” I admit to borrowing a bit from the movies.
Next week’s theme is “five minutes late.” Wonder what I’ll come up with.
A bee sips nectar from the large lavender bush near my building:
Her Ladyship was a bit out of sorts during this photo shoot. Seems there was an interloper around, and Her Ladyship does not like interlopers the least little bit.
Here she is against a background of basalt gravel and slippery-elm seeds:
The reason why Her Ladyship is not amused:
Who’s that in my territory? asks Her Ladyship.
And just what do you think you’re looking at?
A Small Act of Defiance
I went on a hike today, and I heard about the bombing attack in Tel Aviv just as I was getting on the bus to go to the meeting point.
During the hike, my old hiking boots fell apart. (Well, I'd had them for more than a decade, and they were cheap to begin with.)
So after the hike, I went to buy new boots with my birthday money.
I bought Caterpillar boots.
Two good things about that:
I get to defy the Caterpillar boycott ... and I get to walk around in shoes with the word “Cat” on them.
This sign invites all passersby into the garden to recite the blessing of the trees ... and it’s right in my neighborhood.
The sign reads: “To Whom It May Concern: We welcome you to our garden to make Birkat ha-Ilanot. Please ring the bell.”
How lovely. Only in Israel. (If it’s not, if you’ve seen such signs in other countries, please tell me about them.)
Missy explores a local swing:
Hey, sweet kittycat, how about a skritch?
Shabbat shalom, and mo’adim le-simha!
(Hakarat ha-tov, literally “acknowledging the good”: gratitude, giving credit where due)
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