Tuesday, December 31, 2019

This Site

A place to post photos I take.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Goodbye, Cameo

Cameo (July 30, 2001-April 16, 2017):

Cameo on our front porch with the azalea bush in the background.  She is gazing up at the birdhouse.
Heartbreak here. We have lost our beloved Siamese/Russian Blue to cancer.

There will never be another Cameo, our Rottweiler of a kitty. Such a spirited, domineering girl and ever relentless in her boldness! But also so very loving, on her terms, of course.

We will miss Cameo forever.

From day one, Cameo decided that the recliner was hers!

And Cameo loved to pose for the camera.

Pensive, on the back porch, June 20, 2016

Cameo on the new cat rug, March 9, 2017

Mr. AOW and I count it as a privilege to have shared space with such an intelligent and loving alpha cat with an adorable Rottweiler personality.  If only we could have had more time together!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


One of my better photo captures.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Christmas Spirit

This year the AOW household has received numerous Christmas blessings from Decorate A Vet, an organization that thanks veterans for their military service by putting skilled artisans and volunteers' hands to work. 

 Jeff Jones, the founder and vice president of Decorate A Vet says when we thank him, "Gotta love the Christmas spirit!"  And the expression on his face when he makes this statement is one of joy.

As you'll see in the some of the photos below, the blessings we received from Decorate A Vet go far beyond decorating veterans' homes for Christmas. Permanent home improvements are made!

Monday, December 16, 2013

More Christmas 2013

The first photo was taken on December 9, 2013 after an ice storm, and the second photo on December 10, 2013, after a snowfall:

Decorate A Vet
is responsible for decking out our house and front yard in style.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas 2013

Before Decorate A Vet decked out this old house:

Now, for Christmas 2013:

We have outside lights, too.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Jen's Nightstand Project

Jen Nifer proposed this little project.

Here is my narrow little nightstand, an antique made of black walnut, and it allows for no clutter:

Mr. AOW's nightstand is a lot more interesting than mine:

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas 2012

(With thanks to Stogie, who created the above graphic)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Top Cat

This portrait of Cameo was taken on September 16, 2012. Click directly on the image to enlarge it:

Cameo was the youngest cat in the household until Amber arrived on September 13, 2012. Nonetheless, Cameo, true to her Siamese heritage, has been our alpha cat since her arrival in 2001!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Greetings From AOW's Cat Family

(With much gratitude to Stogie of Saberpoint for the graphic below)

Back row, from left to right: Cameo, alpha cat of the household and surrogate mother to the new arrival in the basket; and Mysti, still pouting a bit about the new arrival.

In the front: Amber, the sweetest of all torties, born on March 13, 2012, and still in her kittenhood.  She  tears around the house night and day as if possessed.