Sunday, August 17, 2008

Web Shots

I was out and about yesterday morning and this morning and got these nice shots of webs I thought I would share.

Shooting webs is something I find challenging and rewarding. They are so delicate and intricate and the sun and dew do marvelous things with the strands.

I also got some macros down the throat of the trumpet vine in Mom's yard.

I hope all of these can be biggie-sized when you click on them. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't?

I have not been on the computer much this past week for various reasons including the release of the kittens from the cage in both the mornings and the evenings. They are 8 weeks old now and have no respect for gates or barricades intended to keep them confined to safer areas. So ... except for the basement and attic they have free run of the house for unrestrained play until the dogs and the humans wear out. They still try to nurse from Stormy and she still wants them to do so at times but all are eating dry and canned food and drinking water (right alongside the dogs at times - no fear of bigger animals with bigger teeth at all). They also appear to have been successfully litter-trained. They have accidentally (I hope) used the speaker button on the bedroom phone twice now and put the phone off the hook as a result. Smoke runs and plays with them in delight and momma Stormy is becoming less of a worrywart and plays with them too. When they wind down I gather them all up and return them to the crate for food, drink, litter usage, and some well-deserved rest (for us, although they sleep, too).

Yardsaleing on Saturday netted only 1 picture frame ($1) this week but I also picked up an electric fountain to use for VBS next year (only $3) and a stainless steel water dish for the kits (50 cents) and a set of 4 glass coasters you can insert photographs into ($1) and 5 12 inch rulers (10 cents for all 5) that will also go into the VBS supplies. The fountain has a large rectangular base about the size of a large baking dish that holds a hollow "rock" that hides the pump and has a hole up through it for the water to come out of. On top of the "rock" you place a fake shell that directs the flow of the water. Looks good and works okay and will fit in with most of the VBS themes we use.

Still a month to go before the seed implantation procedure for husband's prostate cancer. Tomorrow we go for his pre-op and then back to the cancer center for more information. I know worry is what has upset both my IBS and fibromyalgia. Aches and pains galore but he is what is important right now. And I know that the worry is useless and unnecessary. Lord, I believe. Help me with my unbelief. It is so hard to let go of worries.

But in the meantime, He has provided the comic relief of 4 romping kittens and 2 semi-adult cats and 2 "where did those cats go?" dogs.


linda may said...

I really enjoyed your writing about the kitties and garden in this post. It sounds like you enjoyed the yard sale on saturday. Buying stuff with other people in mind(vbs)
Chins up with your beloved's treatment.Stay safe and positive and remember you can't look after anyone else if you are sick yourself.
Love Linda.

Mary C said...

Hi Martha - web shots are a challenge, aren't they? But they are so fascinating. Where does the time go? The kittens are already 8 wks old. I'm so glad they provide entertainment for you and your husband -- a wonderful distraction for both of you provided by our Lord. Take care, and try to stay focused on getting well (both of you).