Thursday, July 5, 2012

Day 933

Life is unpredictable to say the least. I think of myself as a rock 'n roll, art gallery kind of guy. Imagine my surprise when I learned that a nature magazine wanted to interview me for an article. That's what happened though. You can read the resulting interview in today's edition of Nature Center Magazine. I guess it all makes sense in an odd sort of way. I don't go to concerts anymore and I rarely visit art galleries. How do I spend my days? I walk my dogs through the woods.

Maybe my daily walks with the Dalmatians make me more of a nature buff than I might have thought. I've certainly learned a bit about plants and animals during our walks. I'll be the first to tell you that photographing squirrels isn't quite as exciting as photographing fashion models, but the same principles apply. I try my best to make the squirrels look pretty. I also try to avoid snakes and poison ivy. I just like the pretty parts of nature.

I thought I might be able to escape work entirely this week, but no such luck. My clients seem to be slowly but surely returning to their offices. I got several new assignments today and actually managed to finish one of them. I'm still slaving away on my big website makeover project as well. Remind me never to do a site with over 400 pages again. It's simply too big. Even though I created the original site that I am now in the process of updating, I can't even remember half the stuff I added over the years. As I struggle to simplify things, I wonder if any of these obscure pages were ever really important.

While I was feeding the dogs lunch today, I heard a loud crash up on the roof. It sounded like a big, dead tree limb had fallen right over the bedroom. I climbed up to take a look and what did I see? Nothing! There were no fallen tree limbs, no debris, nothing at all. I even looked over the edge of the roof to see if the limb had bounced off the roof and landed on the ground below.  Nothing on the ground either. Now, I'm wondering if I was just imaging things. I know I heard a loud noise though. I'll probably wonder about this for weeks.

Isabella is today's Dalmatian of the Day
Watch of the Day


  1. It sounds like work is busy. I can't stand nature. Of course, the Small Town is very nature-like. We have snakes, poison ivy, etc.

  2. @Small Town Mommy - I'm with you on this one. If I had the money, I'd live in New York City and go to Broadway shows and nice restaurants every evening...

  3. I see that both of you misunderstand nature. Nature is that pretty flower you sniff, that rascally squirrel that teases you by hiding on the other side of the tree, and the beautiful sky as the sun goes down and you feel cooler. You cannot escape nature by moving to the big city. You only alter the nature that is around you. Your interview in Nature Center Magazine was wonderful... you do grasp what nature can be to you.

  4. Still wondering what the loud noise was or did you find out what it was? Maybe it was a seetpot from the tree, like all the others around your house.
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