More murals by Lalo Cota. I used to try to keep up with the murals in Phoenix; however, it’s too hard now as there are so many, which is a good thing. I love to see them but they’re not my favorite thing to photograph anymore but, as I see them when I’m out with my camera, I’ll shoot them…for our viewing pleasure.
Oh, and I didn’t want to change my blog design but I had to~the snow wasn’t falling on it and I then found out that particular theme was no longer supported by WordPress so, since there had been some other glitches lately, I figured I better update it. I like the old one better and I’m not sure I’ll stick with this theme but this is it for now.
Even though they all look nice and plump on Thanksgiving Day!
I would love to eat one.
Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!
Much like my beloved hibiscus which finally has its first bud after the long, hot summer…
My MacBook Pro has returned, after being in critical condition, for a mere $685! That seems like an absurd amount to pay for a repair but what can you do when it’s only 2 and a half years old and the new ones are even more exorbitant?
So it’s also rained here for the last 3 days, constantly, 2.42 inches, which is very unusual. That, combined with being bummed about my computer, prevented me from taking any photos. So these are all taken in my yard today, after all the rains…
Clean, sparkling flowers!
This is how Google spent the cold, rainy days (along with his bro, Marbles). The outdoor cats fared well, too. They had dry shelter and snuggly beds. They seemed more bored than anything, having to be confined to our carport (catport) and other covered areas for so long. Although still gloomy, the rain seems to have stopped so they’re heading out to their old stomping grounds in the alleys and neighboring yards to see what they’ve missed.
Tomorrow the sun returns to Phoenix!
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My MacBook Pro croaked so I’m out of commission blogging-wise and photo-editing-wise…for a few days. It’s not permanently dead; its logic board failed even though it’s only 2 and a half years old. So, for an exorbitant price, I’m getting it fixed and it will hopefully be sprung from captivity by Friday, at the latest, and good as new…I hope. I do have Carbonite online backup so my photos were safe but, as it is, the hard drive is apparently okay anyway. Still, it’s sort of unnerving to rely on a computer so much and wonder if you’ll ever see your files again.
Oddly, the laptop is my 6th Mac and the first one that ever had a serious problem. I still have my first Mac from 1994 and it works. And I have 3 more in my possession and they all work (admittedly slowly and not very well online). In fact, I’m on my reliable 6+ year old MacBook right now which has functioned as our backup on several occasions the past couple of years (it still works fairly well online). It doesn’t have the image-editing software I like to use, though, so I have no photos to post at the moment.
Back very soon, I hope. Meanwhile, I’ll do some blog-hopping.
This is the first time I ever got a shot of a curled proboscis on a butterfly and I didn’t know I had it until I looked at the photos. (Click photos for more detail.)
There are an abundance of hummers at the feeders…
Look at this glamour girl’s eyelashes!
And one of the handsome boys. He thinks she’s pretty.
We have an abundance of these guys, too.
Stripey also has an interest in wildlife.
Now I’m waiting for my hibiscus to bloom. Normally, it would have bloomed by now but no buds so far so I hope it’s going to be okay.