Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cute Cat

Lucy is my neighbor's cat, but she spends a lot of time hanging out at my house.  What was most intriguing was the fact that she showed up shortly after the disappearance of my daughter's cat, Tiggy, who looked just like Lucy except that Tiggy had long hair.

We enjoyed all the Tiggy antics for 19 years, but she finally became very ill.  When I left her outside after rocking her in the hammock, one of her favorite activities, she disappeared.  I thought at the time that she had determined enough was enough and never reappeared.

Shortly thereafter, Lucy showed up with many of the friendly antics of Tiggy and definitely the appearance.  She is an incredible cat that goes between the two homes and takes the best she can get from them.  Here are some pictures taken over the years.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

End of the Season Lotus

The sun has changed its angle, which influences the vitality of the lotus pond.  Most of the flowers were in bloom in late July and they outdid themselves.  Now, there are very few in bloom and I feel the season coming to an end.  I cut two flowers and one pod to photograph inside in front of a black screen.  Here are some to enjoy.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Dahlia Delights

This is dahlia season and I found a lovely specimen in the garden to photograph.  Using the 60 mm macro lens with the flower in front of a black background, I photographed these parts of the flower.  I think they have potential for the abstract flower image collection. What do you think?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lazy Days of Summer in Auburn

It is a day for boats, swimming and relaxing.  The sun has that August angle, with a softness not felt earlier in the summer.  Many Auburn residents and guests are enjoying the water in a variety of ways as seen here in the pictures.

The park is at the upper end of the lake, unlike what is true in Ithaca.  Emerson Park contains the Merry Go Round theater, a beach, and pavilions.  There is a paved walkway out along the dredged inlet, which affords a very nice leisurely walk.  It is impressive how much has been invested to make this a pleasant recreation site.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tiles and more tiles!

I have developed designs for over 40 tiles that can be printed 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8, with a variety of uses.  They can be used as trivets, wall hangings, mosaics on trays and tables, and as back splashes for bathrooms and kitchens.  Lots of possibilities.  Let me know if you are interested in any of these designs.