Have you ever ordered something online and been thoroughly delighted with the customer service? I have, and my latest adventure reinforced my enthusiasm about online businesses. Sure, I checked them out first, and The Cat Tree Store seemed ideal for my intensely busy, athletic kitty, L'il Bear and his older brother, Shadow. I ordered a kitty condo--free shipping--and received it within a week. L'il Bear and I proceeded to put it together. It took some effort, but it was fun, and truly easy to follow the visual instructions. Here are some pictures showing how L'il Bear helped me, and how much he and Shadow enjoy it... Continue Reading
Archives for April 2008
How thrilling to be able to photograph blossoms in my own yard and neighborhood. One of my huge prickly pear cactuses has some stunning yellow blossoms, and my neighbors' red hibiscus is in full and radiant bloom. Couldn't resist.
I recently took this photo of a Julia butterfly on a daffodil at Desert Botanical Garden, and the Arizona Republic published it today in the Arizona Scenic section. However, it didn't seem to display as well as I would have liked. Perhaps too much of the background wasn't focused, but then that's the way it's supposed to be. At any rate, I played around with the photo to see if I could give it a bit more definition. First: the original. And the touched up photo is here: What do you think?
Oh my gosh! My daughter-in-law was just here enjoying the sunshine with me. She returned to the Seattle area to kind of bleak weather, but there was a promise of the spring to come. She and Ron got the barbeque out on their back patio, hoping to put it to good use, but their plans changed today when it began snowing. And then some. Another time...hope springs eternal in Western Washington!