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More Adventures in Catsitting

I have been asked to cat sit again. Three cats, 14, 5 and 2 years old. Sounds familiar. My cats are 12, 7 and 3. In fact, Sammy looks a lot like Percy don't you think?



Milo is the baby of the family. He has the softest coat and he is very sweet. Yesterday he didn't eat much but today he was fine.


Lexi is the eldest of the brood. She is all white and she has two different color eyes. She is a love bug and like my Molly, she growls at the boys if they get too close.


Birdwatching is a favorite pastime in this household and why not?  The house is located on a hill surrounded by trees and birds.

Lexi enjoys the window too, when she's not rubbing her face on the perch her Daddy made for her. Lexi, the birds are outside the window not in the house! The chirping is so loud you might think the birds were inside.


The kitties' backyard is an oasis from the rat race. Repurposed items decorate the garden.


Look at this arbor. It has seating for two. A neighbor was throwing it out …

Spontaneous trips are best

Yesterday while lunching with my sister I mentioned that I might go to Rockport in the evening to photograph the sunset. I told her I wanted to do something fun. We have two parents not in the best of health so weekends are not always fun.


"Aw, I want to go!", my sister said. So we made a plan for the evening. We would have dinner in Rockport and watch the sun set. Our spontaneous outings are always the most fun. Less plans equal a better time.



We had dinner at Brackett's Oceanview, a gem of a restaurant on the main drag in town. We split a clam roll and I had a cup of chowder too. Since we didn't call for a reservation we did not get an oceanview table. We didn't care. We were by the ocean on a beautiful night.


After dinner, we walked down to the boat launch. We could hear the waves rolling in. The breeze was just perfect. The temperature was cool, just to my liking. The sights and sounds were heavenly. I love exploring off the beaten path.



We did not think we …

Quote of the Day

“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.”
Hermann Broch

What we've been up to at Cafe Chatelaine

Spending a relaxing evening at home on a Saturday. I love it. I love to have no plans and just unwind every once in a while, don't you?



Earlier I took photos of the Wyoming neighborhood in Melrose. The trees had flowered. So pretty!



The building ahead is so cool. Condos upstairs with rooftop decks and retail space below. The building is quite old.


The commuter rail station or the T station as it is called in these parts, is always gorgeous this time of year.


Has a bit of an Asian feel with the tree in full bloom and all the windows in the waiting area.


I used to watch the comings and goings at the station from the bakery across the street. Sadly the neighborhood bakery closed last year.


The area can be bustling depending on the time of day. Not so around 7 PM on a Saturday.


Apple blossoms were fragrant and plentiful near my friend's house today. I got a nice whiff as I walked by.


We gathered for a Kentucky Derby Party. My horse didn't even place or show.


Earlier, I watche…