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Happy Birthday Chai Latte

Chai Latte is a found cat who adopted us in October last year. Consequently we don’t know her exact birthday, but August 20th was the vet’s guess. Anyway, it’s close enough to celebrate, so I cooked her a salmon fillet, stuck a candle in it, and we sang Happy Birthday. We needed this cat. I start almost every morning with a snuggle and mutual admiration session, which improves my day…

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Sunday photos: La Salemera

I went for a walk with my friend Petra. We spent a little time on the side road that leads to the Playa del Porís where we found this man working on his vines.     Then we decided that it really was too hot, so we went to La Salemera to photograph the sea and have a beer at the kiosk. One of the nice features of the kiosk…

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Sunday photos: An unBirthday party

My real birthday is in January, shortly after Christmas, New Year and Epiphany (a big deal in Spain). In other words, when everyone is partied out, so it tends to be almost a non-event. My friend has a late December birthday, so she has the same problem. Last year we joked that we should have a second birthday like the queen. This year we actually did it. We went out…

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Sunday photos: Chai and a shopping bag

  I just keep chugging along, doing a bit of work on updating the book every day. Sometimes it’s a tiny baby step, but it is adding up. I’m on the 21st of 23 telescopes. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I just hope it’s not a train. Meanwhile Chai Latte is as entertaining and photogenic as ever. We start most mornings with a brief snuggle together…

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Sunday photos: seed heads

I’ve had two photo sessions at the observatory this week, trying to finish up illustrations for the third edition of “A Breathtaking Window on the Universe“. Last Sunday I had permission to take sunset photos around the MAGIC telescope. I took five minutes out from that to photograph these backlit seed heads. They aren’t dandelions, but i think they must be in the same family. After I got the photo…

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