“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Miss Kitty, cars, catawbas, and craziness

This is Miss Kitty. Don't mess with her. Actually, despite her fierce robin & lizard-stalking glare, she's a sweetie and a half. She's here today paying us all a visit because I'm feeling depressed & overwhelmed - I may have to buy a new car & it's stressing me out & annoying me because I don't want to spend the money unless I can get what I want (which means in addition to specific features, it's got to be white, and I am exhausted with seeing UT orange vehicles - pretty much the same color as Miss Kitty's eyes) - and Miss Kitty always makes me smile. She lives with the lovely lovely Katie & her fiance, the usually-packing-heat, etc, etc, Robert, and today she is missing Robert for the 5th day in a row because he is off taking photos of paintings for The Tyler Museum of Art. I believe. I know he's shooting paintings (no doubt there's some he'd like to literally shoot, but that's just me talking, not him), and I assume it's for an upcoming show for the museum.

And yes, I changed my banner (at least temporarily) - I just feel the need to see something lighter when I come here. This is the catawba tree across the street and when it blooms I'll post a picture of its gorgeous white flowers. I thought the new banner would add color to this blog, but I can see it doesn't - I swear, I must be color-phobic.


  1. I am intrigued? What is a Sapphire Dragon tree? Sounds wonderful. I wonder if it's too cold up here for it?

    I see you got your pictures back up. I grew up with a dark grey Persian with eyes that color. He was beautiful!

    Sir Winston Churchill

    Can't believe that this time next week, I'll be kicking back in Texas! I'm so excited!

  2. Christy - I sent you all the info I know re: the Sapphire Dragon. Be sure & check your email.

    One more week!!!

  3. Looked up the Sapphire Dragon tree and found some really good information on it. Sounds like a real PIA! Definitely wouldn't grow here and needs heavy pruning and lots of water, no way....but it sounds beautiful. Just WAY too much work...Oh well!


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