JUST DRIVING AROUND
Whenever it was raining when I was a kid—and I complained about getting wet—Dad would say, “Just run between the raindrops!” That’s what I’ve been doing over the last several weeks as I ran errands. Running between downpours. Still always looking for the beauty of Nature!
A few flowers are finally popping up around town.
Clouds are always fun to watch.
One day, a Clowder of Cats caught my eye.
This clowder of cats lives in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant. There seemed to be about 10 of them, but only a handful ventured out to explore. There is one big cardboard box in a field behind a fence that seems to be their home base. I am hoping someone at the restaurant is taking care of these kitties, especially during these cold wet nights. They do not seem under fed—and are so cute!
“Cats come and go without ever leaving.” Martha Curtis
“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” Sigmund Freud
“If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.” Nan Porter
“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have never forgotten this.” Terry Pratchet
This biggest one seems to be Mama. She wandered by a few times, very slow and nonchalant.
This one was mostly staying behind the fence with several who never ventured out at all.
This little grey tabby was the most curious.
These two—Yin and Yang—were almost always together.
On another day, I took a Selfie, as I arrived for my tax preparation appointment. (I’m in the car!)
It was good news overall (getting back about $250, combining federal and state totals as well as tax prep fees). I had to celebrate since Krispy Kreme was just a few blocks away. [Isn’t it against the law—or at least un-American—to not buy donuts if you drive right by a Krispy Kreme?]
The clouds that day were gorgeous, even when it rained off and on.
When the sun did peek out, a full rainbow came into view.
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain.” attributed to Dolly Parton
“Rainbows have a way of making the world seem right.” Anthony T. Hincks
A friend (thanks BLR!) has a phone with fancy editing options—so she took the ugly buildings out of this photo.
The day ended with the rainbow anchored right over my apartment complex.
“Maybe you should stop looking for the gold and just appreciate the rainbow.” Unknown.
HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!