First Images with the 500mm Lens!!

December 26, 2010 - Rich gave me the most awesome lens ever for Christmas!   The weather has been gross (cold front = cold + wind) and so I haven’t been out to Circle B with the lens yet.  But here are a few pictures from around the house… Every time I get a new lens or piece of camera […]

Hi Missy

December 16, 2010 - Missy let me take a picture of her this weekend.  She didn’t even hiss!

Goldy Got Locked in Squirt’s Room

December 14, 2010 - It’s hard to do much photography at night when it’s already dark when you get home…so Rich and I resort to making up holiday parodies of songs. This one is in honor of our cats Goldilocks and Squirt, intended to be sung to the tune of “Santa got Lost in Texas” (with our apologies to […]

Christmas Cats

November 27, 2010 - We put up our Christmas decorations today. Squirt helped!

Happiness is…

November 2, 2010 - …a fresh pansy for a twerpy cat! (A pansy a day keeps the doctor away!)

First Pansies of the Year!

October 21, 2010 - It’s the most wonderful day of the year! Squirt has been dreaming of this day for the past six months, ever since he took his last bite of pansy back in the early spring. He’s been getting pretty desperate, too. I found this note in my car after work this afternoon: So we stopped at […]

Happy Squirt!

October 20, 2010 - We had “Squirt’s Delight” (a.k.a. ham) for dinner. Squirt was ecstatic. Then he had to take a very long bath!

First images with my new Canon 7D!

August 20, 2010 - We have a little tradition at our house that the first picture taken with any new piece of camera equipment must be a picture of Miss Clock.  So we followed tradition today when Rich broke down and gave me my Canon 7D one day early. Squirt didn’t want to be left out, so he posed […]

Squirt is Pet-Sitting this Weekend

August 7, 2010 - We promised to look after Pickles this weekend.  Squirt took us very literally and kept a very close eye on him! I had a lot of fun with Photoshop, and Rich and Mum-mum had fun egging me on.  First we added Zach and Cody to the party, then Goldilocks (asleep, like usual!), then Beaky, then […]

Time to wake up to watch for migrating birds!

August 6, 2010 - It’s time for our favorite window-cat birdwatchers to wake up and start thinking about birds again!  This morning a cardinal father and baby spent the whole morning chasing each other around the yard (including several stops on the porch roof, where they made lots of noise that intrigued the gatitos!) Mum-mum reported hearing a Blue-Gray […]

Experiments with Flash Photography

July 8, 2010 - I just finished reading Mastering EOS Flash Photography, the reference guide on flash that I’ve been looking for for several years.  It explains all about the theory and principles of flash, as well as what Canon products are required for specific kinds of shots.  It’s an awesome book. So when it rained this evening, I […]

Squirt’s a good calculus helper!

July 4, 2010 - Squirt likes helping Aaron with his calculus! The problems are hard, and Aaron’s solution manual is a comfortable place to sleep while Squirt waits for Aaron to get the correct answer.

Sleeping on the Job!

June 25, 2010 - This afternoon I observed a very light-colored House Finch at the front feeder.  The patches of light brown, almost white, on his face were intriguing, so I got out the camera for a closer look.  With my zoom lens I could see that this was a juvenile bird, molting into his male adult plumage. Goldilocks […]

Lucky Squirt!

April 25, 2010 - I took pity on my pansy-loving kitty tonight. After replanting one of my flower beds with summer flowers from Lukas, I re-potted some of the old pansies and put them in a pot on the porch for Squirt. I got many purrs for thanks!

Squirt and Pickles

Thanks for Pet-Sitting, Pickles

April 16, 2010 - Rich and I went on vacation to Callaway Gardens this week, and our neighbors took care of Goldy and Squirt for us.  We thought we left Carla, Peter, and Aaron in charge, but apparently Pickles was the one who really kept Squirt in line:

Hi Squirt!

April 12, 2010 - Squirt is such a vocal little cat.  He’s getting more vocal as he gets older, too.  Rich took this video out on the porch the other day:

April Fool’s!

April 1, 2010 - Missy went for a whole day without hissing…nope, haha, April Fools! ;-)

Bushy Tail Contest

March 13, 2010 - The squirrel was back! He seems to be making his home around here…we keep seeing him around the feeders. So Squirt and the Squirrel had a bushy-tail contest. Who do you think won?

Spring is coming…

March 3, 2010 - Squirt got his last pansies of the year (don’t tell him, but we can’t find them at Lowes anymore. Now he has to wait until next November for more.) We saw about 8 robins digging for worms under a tree at work this morning. They surprised us, since Rich’s parents said the robins are already […]

Pansies R Us!

January 26, 2010 - This is where Squirt thinks his pansies come from…and he’d like a few more, please!

Freezing Florida Weather

January 13, 2010 - This has been a Florida record – eight straight days of freezing weather! Rich was concerned that Squirt might get too cold in his room at night, so he made Squirt a tent over his cat bed. Squirt approves!

Wanted: new waitress for Missy’s Diner

January 11, 2010 - Wanted: new waitress for Missy’s Diner. Qualified applicants must possess a basic knowledge of ornithology and a willingness to bird watch without knocking over every item on Mum-mum’s desk. Preference will be given to felines who do not squeak at, paw at, or otherwise startle their avian customers. For more information, contact Miss Mess at […]

Christmas Cat

December 28, 2009 - Squirt says that I haven’t posted enough pictures on this page of the backyard birdwatchers, and since I wasn’t home today to photograph the birds, here’s one of my favorite birdwatchers. (The orange birdwatcher was too busy being sleepy to pose for a picture!)

Missy’s Claws

December 6, 2009 - Even Mr. Squirt is likely to get presents this Christmas because the cats have an “in” with Santa…they know his wife, Missy’s Claws!

A letter to Santa

December 5, 2009 - Dear Santa Claws, We’ve tried so hard to be good kitties this year! Goldy has been a perfect angel cat, and Squirt, well, Squirt could have been bad so many more times. So please, Santa, please visit our house and bring us the following… a six-pack of pansies for Squirt’s chewing pleasure a few goldyfinches […]

First pansies of the year

October 30, 2009 - Oh happy day! Despite the record heat, Lowes began stocking pansies, so Squirt got his first pansy fix of the year. Then he got to spend the whole afternoon out on the porch…what more could a little kitty cat want?

Squirt and his six-pack

February 8, 2009 - Squirt spent the weekend relaxing on the porch in the warm sunshine. He kicked back on the grill and popped open a new six-pack…of pansies, of course!!