Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Here is a photo of me taken a few minutes ago (the cats put that scarf on my head- they like it, because it makes them laugh, so I left it on for the photo.)
And here is what I looked like 50 years ago, as shown in my first passport photo.
That passport was obtained when I was two years old, before my family moved to Istanbul, Turkey, where we lived for a little over a year. It was exactly 50 years ago today, June 18th, 1958, that we sailed away from the United States, on the SS Saturnia, seen below.
I had my third birthday on the ship, and, according to a note written by my mother in my baby book, I was taken swimming in Palermo, Sicily.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
And here you see the moist new mud, below the older dry and cracked mud:
Hands lovingly apply the mud, as it has been done now for almost two hundred years.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
My cat Henry, who I adore, is usually a pretty busy fellow, out and about, exploring the territory. Below you can see him coming down out of one of the huge trees in the front yard:
But yesterday Henry had a lazy day, spending much of the day just lying around on the foot of my bed. He opened his eyes and lifted his head briefly, when I took this first photo, but then he dozed right off back to sleep. You can also see that he's injured his nose. I don't know how he did that, but it's healing up.