Monday, August 30, 2010

Sammy Sam Sams

Those of you who visit here often may have looked at the photos below and thought I was posting more photos of Chester, who seems to have become my newest cat.  But actually these are photos of Sammy, a wonderful kitty who has been boarding with me while his human is in Hawaii.  This is Sammy's first visit and I'm really enjoying having him here.  In addition to being gorgeous, Sammy is a great big sweetheart, with an excellent purr motor.

Enjoying some crunchies:

Watching the back yard action (note his reflection in the window):

Reacting to something tasty looking he's spotted in the back yard:

Looking out the other window, up at the birds:

Friday, August 13, 2010

iTunes Store FRAUD Warning

In the past two days I have had over $100 of fraudulent charges from the iTunes store.   From what I've learned, there is a LOT of this sort of thing happening now with iTunes.

If you have an iTunes account, there are two simple steps you can take to protect yourself  from this type of fraud:  First, change your account password.  Second, change your payment setting to 'none', which is one of the options, so there is no bank, PayPal, or credit card associated with your iTunes account.  If you want to make a purchase, you can add a payment source, make your purchase, and then change your payment setting back to 'none', after the transaction is completed, to protect yourself again.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Earthship Spire Against A New Mexico Sky

I snapped this photo while out at the visitor's center at the Greater World Earthship Community, west of Taos, New Mexico.

Monday, August 2, 2010

My First Cucumber!

My cucumber plants survived the recent fire in my yard when they were babies, even though the flames were close enough to melt part of the plastic pot they are in.  And lately they've been thriving, as you can see in this photo of them taken this evening:

And while I'd seen there were some cucumbers growing, I thought the biggest ones were only about the size of my little finger, like this one:

But then today, as I was watering the plants, I suddenly saw, much to my surprise, this WAY larger cucumber!

And then on the other side I found one that was even longer, though much skinnier.  And I decided to go ahead and pick that one.  You can see how big it was, when it is compared to Henry:

It was SO very big that I almost felt I could reach the sky with it...

As you can probably tell, I am very proud of my first cucumber.  I brought it inside and ate it right up.  I look forward to many more.