Happy Birthday Chai Latte

August 26, 2019

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…


Sunday photos: La Salemera

August 18, 2019

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…


Sunday photo: Chai in a different shopping bag

August 4, 2019

Chai Latte likes to climb into almost any bag and my husband likes to swing her around. I’m not at all convinced that she always enjoys it, but she looks pretty chill this time. In other news, I’m making fairly good progress ont he guide book update. I’ve done most of the big telescope section. There is light at the end of the tunnel.


Sunday photos: Chai and a shopping bag

July 29, 2019

  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…


Sunday photos: seed heads

July 21, 2019

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…