Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cute fuzzies to make up for the spider pics

Poor little squished Gadjo...

Do you think Fennec cares?

He does not.

 I love Rumi's arrangement of limbs here...

It's kind of scary, what people ask Google...  Do they think Google is the man behind the curtain? The oracle of Delphi?

And now, for fun, here are some of the recent internet searches that led people to my blog:

images of 6 bananas on a plate

flowered sheets

dog miss you

my calves

factory wall

don't kiss me

men in lungi nude [!]

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Dark lady

So, the other day I noticed this was living two feet from my front door, and very close to where Mojito hangs out on my little porch area:

I am an extreme arachnophobe, as it happens. (By the way, that white thing is some extra-long twisty-tie thingies. They fell into her web when I was staking tomato plants in my containers, and I declined to attempt to retrieve them.)

I started thinking it looked a lot like a female black widow (Latrodectus hesperus). I'd had one in my art studio in my former house. (That was not a good day.)

I put the camera on zoom and got as close as I dared, took a pic, then went to my computer to see what I could see.

When I purposely overexposed the photo (below), the red hourglass abdominal markings became very obvious. 


I kept Moji off the porch and tried for a couple of days to find someone who might catch and relocate her. I detest spiders, but I don't think any part of nature should be killed unnecessarily. (Well...maybe mosquitoes.)

No takers. (Perhaps no surprise there.) So I got a dog-park-neighbor-guy to come kill it for me. Ironically, it turns out his profession is pest control, and he's seen plenty of black widows. But when he saw mine, he stopped in his tracks and said, "Whoa...that is big."

So now that she has shuffled off this mortal coil and become an ex-menace, I can brag about how I had the biggest, most badass black widow around.

Now we are desperately in need of some fuzzy cuteness, aren't we?

This is the puppy a friend adopted recently. His name is Hoshi:

Legs-up napping.

Rumi's not stuck, in need of help--he was just nonchalantly hanging out like that all afternoon.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I realize I have far more photos of my cats asleep than awake. Two reasons: my apartment is not super bright, so the flash usually is necessary, and they close their eyes against that. Also...I just love the way they sleep!

I realize, too, that I haven't shown any art in a really long time. I haven't been doing any. What with the legal stuff and work and the fact that I'm still really struggling to figure out how I can make the small "studio" at all functional, I have done nothing. I miss it. One of these days, I promise you'll once again see art on my blog!

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Caught in the act

I particularly like this last picture, where you can see Gadjo's little monkey hand holding on via the hole in the roll.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Under the Broadway bridge


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