Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Last Survivor

Cats Around The House

Bart was calling me to come and look--a deep, throaty cry unlike any of his other vocalizations. He had caught the dreaded pink twinkle puff and wanted me to admire his skill.

Midget is adjusting to her status as no-longer-the-new cat.

And as I have said before--no one sleeps quite as profoundly as a deaf cat.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Autumn Visitor

Denny called me to the kitchen window this morning. In the newly-cleared area out front, our visitor was grazing on the fading vegetation.

Living in Alaska is definitely cool. I've been here most of my life and I still get a thrill sharing my space with Nature.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Backyard Visit

This little guy seems to be facing winter without his mother. He was working the back yard pretty well this evening.

Friday, October 08, 2010

The Queen of Mordor

She's rarely seen during the day. She prefers the back closets or the enclosed turret on top of the cat tree upstairs. Often she is just two menacing eyes staring at you out of the darkness, daring you to try to touch her.

At present, she is the closest thing to a Queen we have had in the house since Punkin died.

I have taken to calling her "the Queen of Mordor," which seems to fit her since she was originally a Toe Wraith, only coming out at night to attack our feet as we slept.

Out East End Road

Heading out East End RoadHeading out East End Road.

Kachemak Bay from East End RoadKachemak Bay from East End Road.

Old homesteads and small farms define East End RoadOld homesteads and small farms define East End Road.

View of the upper bay from Greer RoadView of the upper bay from Greer Road

An evening in October in south-central AlaskaAn October evening in south-central Alaska...

The bluffs of Kachemak Bay as seen along East End RoadThe bluffs of Kachemak Bay as seen from East End Road.

Out East End Road
Fall colors on the hay fields and homestead.

Winter whispers on the peaks across the bayWinter whispers on the peaks across the bay...

Thursday, October 07, 2010

View From East Hill Road

Shot out the window of the Suburban as we climbed East Hill Road this morning. Kachemak Bay was obscured by rain showers. Glimpses of fresh snow peaked out from the clouds across the bay.

The natural vegetation has taken on the colors of fall, except for the dark spruce trees and the artificial green of the occasional lawn.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


Snapdragons are frost-resistent and grace the yard until Halloween.