Monday, April 14, 2008

Things You Find in the Laundry

If you're like me, on occasion you'll find the odd thing in with your laundry.  Loose change, a receipt, a ticket stub.  Maybe a chapstick.  Less frequently, you might find this sort of thing.

It seemed pretty happy there, and showed no signs of leaving.  

So I did what anyone would do, and moved the laundry basket back to the closet.

Don't even think about haulin' me outta here, lady.
I'll come out when I'm ready.

And it probably won't be anytime soon...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Furry Seamstress

It's a little known fact that cats enjoy sewing.  See, look.  Here's Bella with an apron pattern.

Here she is mapping out how she'll lay the pattern on the fabric.

Look at her concentrate!  She's a little concerned about being able to cut out the apron's bib, what with her somewhat fat paws.  She'll probably use her rotary cutter for that.

And here she is...hey, wait.  What's she doing?

How'd we go from Martha Stewart to Fuzzy Scoundrel in 1.3 seconds?

Believe it or not, that happens a lot around here...

Sunday, April 6, 2008


I went to the Frederik Meijer Gardens yesterday morning.  Mostly to see the  butterflies, which are out in full force.  I have to say, it's hard to get a 
decent butterfly picture without a decent camera.  So this is all you're
going to see from me:

I know this looks like a bunch of people looking at an earring display, but it's actually a butterfly incubator of sorts.  Once the butterflies come out of their cocoons and are strong enough, they're released into the solarium.  There are scads of them.  And you'll have to trust me, but they are beautiful.
After enjoying the butterflies for a while, I went outside to enjoy the sculpture park.  My favorite is Leonardo da Vinci's horse.  What's not to love about this guy? 

The picture of equine perfection, right here.

A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And no one should talk to a horse of course...

I'm so sorry.  I should have more respect for
the art.   But there's just something about
this front view.  I think it's the teeth.

Equal time for the other horse sculpture at the park.  It seems unfair to have this guy so close to the da Vinci horse.  Comparisons are inevitable. 

And okay, this isn't a horse at all, but I couldn't resist this guy.  He's thinking about something; I'm not sure what.
"How on earth did I get to be half human, half rabbit?"
"How can I not track mud into the house if I'm made of mud?"
"When eHarmony asks for my height, should I include my ears?"