My Patch

Although the weather continues unseasonal, NotCat is still enjoying the great outdoors more often than not. There have been a few days when he has opted for inside play, and those days have more than ever convinced me that I could not cope with an indoor cat. The inside play tends to be high speed and high energy. All the racing around, climbing, investigating and chasing that he does outside gets condensed into a one bedroom flat and I am expected to play too. It is at times like these that he reminds me of Cat who certainly believed part of my job was to entertain and play with him. The orange cube is still going, though more dilapidated than ever, there are hunting, jumping and catching games. The stairs become a playground. It plays havoc with paperwork, and as for the ironing, well, you don’t want to know. Continue reading

Nature Adjusted

My email was hacked and so everyone in my contacts got sent a spam which might have been a virus. The first I knew of it was opening my mail to see I had one hundred new messages. Most were fortunately saying the spam could not be delivered, so happily most friends and contacts obviously have pretty good security.

I had another couple from friends who thought it looked dodgy and wanted to know if I had sent it; one saying thank-you and how nice to hear from me; one from a friend who couldn’t open it and was mustard-keen to know what it was about.

It wasn’t the account I use here, and hopefully, it won’t have made its way to any other of my email addresses.

I contacted the service provider who promptly blocked my account. The next stage, getting a new code to reset my password, took far longer than the promised few minutes.

While I was waiting, instead of getting on with the work I should be doing now, I played with another photograph of the roses I posted earlier. In the end, I settled for a version which made me think of a book cover for a slightly creepy novel

Here is my original photo and the adjusted version:

Winter Rose

Adjusted Rose