Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The steady beat of Fall

Fall is a great time for nesting. Since September, we've done a lot of work around the house. We painted the entire kitchen (walls, ceiling, trim, and floors!), finally. It's so nice to not have five colors going on in there, all competing for attention. We also finally found some furniture for the dining room. Landscapers came and cleaned up the yard, and it's wonderful to look out back and see a freshly mowed yard and mulched beds instead of huge tree limbs that fell during various storms. They also fixed our DIY pebble path that went awry. We learned the hard way that you need to put weed blocker fabric under that shizzle. Ooopsies. Next time we'll know. Not like I think there will be a next time because hauling 5 tons of river rocks and raking them out in a path was not my idea of a good time. Pictures of all these finished products to come.

Meanwhile, while we toiled, Winston and Louis, as usual, were busy napping. They love Fall because the windows are open during the day, which allows for lots of squirrel watching. We have a resident squirrel who has a large nest in the Maple tree by the house. He likes to collect walnuts from the neighbor's tree, and then scurry across the power lines and along our rain gutters back to his nest. The cats are fascinated by this show. They watch him all morning and then promptly fall asleep for the rest of the afternoon.

As you can see, Winston likes to contort himself in strange sleeping positions. Louis prefers to curl up on my pillow on the bed, or nest under our down blanket. Here are some photos of squirrel watching and napping.

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