This picture has the title, “almost a cat,” because it is. This cat sit outside through all the weather, including what we can just now, almost feel creeping up. And quietly. We don’t complain yet either.
I’ve been sorting old pictures. This is one from long ago. The bride — yes I have numerous pictures of her and the groom, eating cake, being toasted, smiling into each other’s eyes. I have no idea how it all came out, but here’s a little reminder, left on one of the tables at the reception…
In the next few weeks, I’ll be trying to get back to this. A look at this semi-distant past seemed appropriate.
The welcome mat above resembles one I used to have outside my door, but this post is not about welcome mats. Rather it’s about some other ways that people make other people feel free to knock on their doors, or at least, look at them.
The rest of the photos in this post were all taken in my neighborhood, on a sultry summer day.
I like this one, because it seems so inviting. I’ve always been a fan of Victorian photography, especially those pictures everybody rushed out to take because, well, they could (which I suppose is what we still do). They have a way of looking quaint, sometimes exotic, but really, they were just what was all around.
The emblems of everyday living.
I especially liked the gnome, lurking in the far left corner.
And I very much admire both the topiary and the planters here.
But this is my favorite. What is more welcoming than happiness? May all our days be filled with grand announcements!