It has been a WHILE since I’ve written in here. I stopped because I felt I had nothing to say. I’m sure I could have come up with something. I don’t get into politics or other sensitive subjects. They just upset me. Who needs that? I also had cognitive issues for a bit there. I’m better now, and I will get back to writing about things like the cat. Who doesn’t write about their cat or dog or iguana or bird? Matilda is a favorite subject of mine! She is so darn cute!
I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting lately, but it’s just to darn hot and the computer is in the warmest room in the house and we do have an air conditioner but the cool air doesn’t reach this far and I’m making excuses of why I haven’t posted, so … THERE!
I will resume posting when the weather decides to cooperate.
We recently went on a trip to WI. Chris spent a couple of days in Chicago, then Milwaukee until he met up with me in Fond du Lac the night before we had to fly back to NYC. I will split the post of this trip into three sections, since I took quite a number of pictures and don’t want to overwhelm anyone with nature and animals. This first chunk focuses mainly on geese, sandhill cranes, and water:
The folks like their water pure, so they frequently take a trip to the Artesian well nearby:
Drive to the well
Artesian water sign
I have to say–it is quite refreshing!
On the way home, we saw an alpaca:
Suri Alpaca sign
My dad stopped so I could take a picture of the sign, and a dog came out of nowhere and herded the alpacas (trust me–they were running):
I didn’t get a picture of the dog (it was yellow) as it seemed pretty agitated and we decided to get out of there and leave them alone. I do have a picture of a dog, though. This is Max, my parent’s dog:
Max and hydrant
What a cliche! Dog and hydrant? I couldn’t resist the picture. We took a walk every morning which is how I happened to see the cranes to begin with. I saw them walking across the road to this area, and then they were here every day after.
So tall and regal!
Finally, we have more geese which is one of the reasons I come to WI in October (the first being to see my family). I just love to hear them honk as they fly over the house:
Matilda gets tired of being cooped up in the apartment all the time (don’t ask how I know–I just know). Since we won’t actually let her go outside (unless she’s going to the vet which is not her idea of fun), we occasionally open the front door and let her sneak a peek at the bigger world:
See her in the corner there across the hall? That’s normally about as far as she goes, but sometimes she gets brave:
She didn’t make it all the way upstairs this time, but she did once. That day, we met one of the neighbors (very nice) when she came out of her apartment and Matilda ran to what she THOUGHT was our apartment, but it wasn’t. I scooped her up squirming and meowing and brought her back home. No harm, no foul. I try not to let her do it too much, though …