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Nature’s bounty in the kitchen

Luckily for me, both sides of my family had habits of frugality, which included saving stuff and reusing it or keeping it in case one day it might come in handy. Some folks might call it hoarding, but I value the presence of old handed-down objects, even if no longer used, which are signifiers of a time when people were more in touch with where their food came from. Continue reading “Nature’s bounty in the kitchen”

Weekly Photo Find: Nieu Bethesda’s Chocolate-box Kitten

For this week’s Photo Find, sticking with the small town theme, I could not resist this photo taken in Nieu Bethesda of one of the prettiest kittens I have ever seen. Continue reading “Weekly Photo Find: Nieu Bethesda’s Chocolate-box Kitten”

Feral foundlings

These three kittens fell through a loose ceiling board into the computer room in an office block at a factory. Efforts to reunite them with their feral mother failed. Fortunately, they were of weaning age and we fostered them and when they were old enough we found them homes, saving them from the hard life of a factory cat. Continue reading “Feral foundlings”

Beloved cuddly companions

Beloved by our hand-reared cat, Nougat, ever since he was tiny, are two soft toys: a teddy and a dog. When he was a kitten, these toys became his surrogate siblings and should one of our adult cats not be so obliging, his reliable sleeping companions. Continue reading “Beloved cuddly companions”

Silence from the radio

Stowed away in a storeroom that got flooded in a storm, this old valve radio suffered some water damage. It is now silent and awaits repairs. Continue reading “Silence from the radio”

Nina Meditating

Cats do seem able to achieve a Zen-like calm when sitting and practicing their version of awareness meditation. Continue reading “Nina Meditating”

Looking out, looking in

Standing tall and divided into sections by the window frames, Nougat the cat watches me watching him. Continue reading “Looking out, looking in”

Cornered!

Nougat the cat got cornered when doing some high-altitude exploring. Here he is apparently stuck on the corner at the top of the grocery cupboard in a corner of the kitchen. Continue reading “Cornered!”

Inseparable friends

Ella, the younger cat, adores her special friend, the elderly cat named Pip. Each is a close friend to me, but the friendship they share with each other is touching to witness. Continue reading “Inseparable friends”

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