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Project 365, #353: Front Porch.

Sitting on the rarely-used front porch of the vacation rental, enjoying the view…

(Edit: Taken with my phone rather than my Canon camera.)

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Project 365: Third Week of September.

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#258: Bruised Toe.

One of the hazards of working at a Recycle Redemption Center is the possibility of, say, a garbage can full of glass bottles slamming into your foot. I’m actually not sure how I got this bruise, but it seems likely it’s from something along those lines. It’s actually about a week old in this photo, and faded enough to be visible (an odd statement, but when it was more black — rather than reddish-purple — it was much harder to tell what it was).

Mum says I need to invest in steel-toed work boots.

 

 

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#259: Chair/planter.

I love this re-purposing of an old wooden chair into an orchid planter! The result is really pretty, interesting, and unique — not to mention the appeal of clever reuse, which is always one of my favorite fashions.

 

 

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#260: Buddha in the Garden.

Another feature in the gorgeous landscaping at the place I’m house-sitting. The white flowers back-dropped on lush greens of jungle really add to the serene feel, and the simple-but-complex foreground of black lava rock really sets the whole thing off nicely.

 

 

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#261: El Gato.

Fluffy kitty lounging near the sun. Is there anything that looks more inviting, lazy, and comfortable?

 

 

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#262: Tiki.

Easter Island statue shaped tiki torch holder. Obviously, that had to be documented and shared.

 

 

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#263: Stalking Kitty.

I rarely use my camera’s flash, but the effect when El Gato is stalking past me at night was cool enough I decided to post it.

 

 

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#264: Centerpiece.

The very attractive and practice centerpiece of the table on the screened porch where I was house-sitting.

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Project 365: Second Week of September.

I’m late getting this post up, due to sudden and serious pain around my wisdom teeth, into my jaw and ear, for the past almost-two-weeks. I’m currently on pain medication and antibiotics while I wait for oral surgery next week to get all four wisdom teeth extracted.

It’s been rough, but things are getting taken care of finally.

And now, on to the photos!

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#251: The House.

The back of the house where I’m staying with the kitty, in fact.

This is also the original screened porch which gave Mum and Dad the idea to build theirs.

 

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#252: Kitty!

This is the kitty I’m taking care of for two weeks.

He’s indoor/outdoor, shy and demanding, adores-to-the-point-of-drool getting his chin scratched or brushed or rubbed, and totally fun to hang out with. As with all pets I sit, a new nickname for him popped into my head shortly upon meeting alone, and stuck.

His: El Gato.

 

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#253: Self Portrait.

Using the medium of shadows!

 

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#254: Garden.

One of the many beautiful features in the stunning landscaping at the house.

 

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#255: Hiding.

El Gato has many hiding places through the house and yard. The most adorable is when he crawls between the comforter and the blanket on his “people’s” bed.

I couldn’t resist sneaking a photo of him there.

 

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#256: Screened Porch.

The porch from the inside.

This is also where I do one of my out-call massage days, as the one of the owners of the house is a regular client and hosts massages for her friends and neighbors. It’s a gorgeous and relaxing setting; absolutely perfect with little breezes coming through, no bugs (thanks to the screen), the sounds of wind and tropical birds in the beautiful surrounding landscape…

 

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#257: Hanging Out.

When I get home from work, El Gato tends want a little extra attention to make up for being locked up inside all day (instead of the usual of getting to go in and out as he pleases).

I don’t mind a bit, because “fur-therapy” is an excellent end to a long day!

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Project 165: Double Birthday Post.

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#195: Front Garden.

The lovely landscaping at the first place I stayed for my Seattle Trip, the home of a very wonderful friend of about four years.

 

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#196: Sunset In Bellingham.

Taking a walk along the water at sunset on my birthday, while enjoying ice cream with my cousins (not pictured, obviously).

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Project 365: Fire and Earth Double Post.

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#104: A Study of Warm Tones.

One of my early oil paintings. It’s on a canvas about the size of the palm of my hand. It’s on my pagan alter, with a tiny lava stone on top, to represent the Goddess Pele and the element of Fire.

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#105: Reuse Gardening.

When the bottom of the old barbeque rusted out, it became a new planter box! The garden angel next to it came from Mum’s garden in Idaho, as did the plaque figure of St. Francis of Assisi, hanging on the fence above the pineapples (and not quite pictured in this photo – only the very edge on the far right middle).

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