Here is Kona pretending that she likes her Kong. She is settling in a bit. Now that she feels more comfortable around us it seems to be okay (in her mind) to bark at the cats more. sigh! She is still keeping my exercise program going quite well! ;-)
These are one of my favorite sights at my house. My white violets from my great grandma. Grandma had a teeny little cottage with these growing all around it. To my child eyes it was the most charming place in the world. Grandma was an awesome woman. She always wore jeans, this was before women wore jeans, she gardened and cooked and baked on a wood stove. She could actually bake a cake in that stove, it is still so amazing to me! She attempted to teach me to tat once, but it was a hopeless tangle of knots.