1. Carla-cat is in a cuddly mood today. She sits on my knee while I read the newspaper over breakfast and I stroke her glossy fur.

2. The clean light on the new leaves. I stop on a rock and stare at the fresh beauty of the woods.

2b. When we meet the two blacks labs for the second time, I become completely smitten. Their smart blackness and quiet friendliness reminds me of our giant old cat, Carbon. Our fluffy, mucky dog seems like a complete goof in comparison – but of course, I’m smitten with her too anyway :)

3. The new clock casts a fantastic shadow in the late evening sunlight – a shadow that, like the clock itself, changes with the passing minutes.