Sunday, January 25, 2015


 This is Daisy.  Her owners came to dinner last night and Daisy came, too.  She was a very welcome guest and a happy one,  especially when she figured out that there was a cat in the house.  Daisy loves cats!  In this photo she is staring intently at Fetcher, hoping that he will play with her.

Paul took it upon himself to coax Fetcher downstairs and the two of them sat watching Daisy while Daisy watched Fetcher.  

They never did become quite the friends that Daisy hoped,  but by the end of the evening they could at least be in the same space without a fuss.   

Daisy got a kiss from her Dad for her good behavior! 

 Our good friend, Paula, had a birthday on Thursday and we were invited to help celebrate the big event.

It was a fun evening.  I thought it was cute when all the iPhones came out to record the big moment when the candles were lighted.  

Happy Birthday, Paula! It's such a treat to live close enough to be part of these happy occasions. 

I offered to make the cake and was surprised when Paula requested German Chocolate, which is my favorite as well.  I thought it looked pretty festive and it tasted good, too, thanks some  "high altitude" cooking tips I found online.  Turns out you can't bake at 5500 feet the way you can at sea level.  You have to use less sugar, use more flour and liquid, increase the oven temp, and decrease the cooking time.  Whew!  It was a bit nerve wracking and I was glad it all worked out.  .     

The topic last week in photography class was "windows" and I submitted this photo of a window in an artist's studio in North Boulder.  I love the reflection of the tree in the window and the contrast of the round window against the arched roof and wavy fence.  I wasn't satisfied with the color and as I view the photo now I see what was bothering me.  The sky is white like the roof, and that's probably not right.  I probably over lightened it when I was playing around in Lightroom and Photoshop.  To say I'm at the beginning of a big learning curve with these two programs is an understatement! But I'm learning. 

We've had a gorgeous day today with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures.  Seems like everyone was outside walking, hiking, biking, and gardening.  Hard to believe it is still January.  Ben and I went for a long walk.  I've learned that if you aren't going up, up, up and then down, down, down, it's not called a hike in these parts; it's a walk.  We went up and then down, and then up and then over and were pleasantly tired out after an hour and a half walking.  At one point we found ourselves at the Green Mountain Cemetery and admired the beautiful views of the foothills from there.

Fetcher has been enjoying this spring-like day, running in and out of the house, eating grass, and doing what cats do outside.  What this one does is hunt and I just answered his "meow" at the door to find that he had caught and brought me a good-size mouse.  I admired his catch for a few minutes but when he started to eat it, I said goodbye and came back in to finish this blog.  There are some parts of your cat's life that should remain private!

1 comment:

  1. That looks like a cattle dog

    bet the cake was moist and delicious. What fun you are having in CO Mary. You all fit right in.
    We are not fit enough to fit in.


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