Monday, April 19, 2010


hey diddle diddle, the frog and the fiddle, the dandelion said not a word.
the cherry tree buds reached out for the sun,
and the bank foreclosed on the bird.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

because there aren't enough pictures of cats on the internet

Monday, April 12, 2010

what did i get myself into?

so i was pondering ares's tail, it is quite a ponderous tail, and got to thinking that maine coons have tails like that. so i googled maine coons. ares seems to fit the description of a maine coon very well; long fur, long tail, tufts between his toes, etc. i also read male maine coons can get up to 20 pounds. so the cute not so little thing above could become one of these monsters...
or even one of these...

i don't know if i should be excited or afraid. either way, i think i need to start looking for a larger apartment.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A few shots from my camping trip.

A friend and I went camping in North Idaho, not too far from here, this weekend. Some people think we're crazy for going so early in the spring. We may be, but this way we can avoid the idiots who go out there to party almost every weekend in the summer. The kind of people who leave their campground littered with broken beer bottles and spent shell casings are not the kind of people I want to camp with or have camping anywhere near me. The weather is usually a bit messy, but it's not bad if you're prepare. I expected it to rain about half the time, but actually it didn't rain on us at all. We got the occasional snow flurry, more like light hail, some wind, and it was a bit on the cold side, but since we were dressed for the occasion, it was really rather pleasant.
Of course, without a fire, it would be down right miserable.

Here's my friend crossing a log. He made it across. If he hadn't, I would have some cool action shots for you, but our little hike would've been cut short.

On Saturday, the weather was great. The birds in the meadow were enjoying the warm sun that woke the ants from their slumber and set them back to work.
When I finished shooting these ants, the lanyard of my camera was coated with ants. Fortunately I didn't get bit.

This little guy just didn't want to sit still and have his picture taken. This is the only shot I was able to get of him, and it's not that great.