Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I have just walked around my apartment and took some photographs of ordinary things. This is in a cubbyhole in the bookcase. The dish holds stones that my son and I found on Goat Rock Beach in Northern California. In the box are special memories to him and the last handwritten letter I got from him. The cat is there, because he was a cat person like me. I see the stones are a little dusty. Got to clean those up.
Here is one page of the book collage framed behind glass, therefore the nasty glare of the flash. I tried to take it without the flash, but that corner of the room was to dark.
Not too dark, however, for those plants to thrive. They are doing well there and get watered once a week. They need to be re potted, as they have little roots dangling out of their bottoms, but so far, so good. There are three plants there in one pot.
It said that it likes dry conditions, but it seems that my plants like to be kept wet and in the dark, so you can't believe everything you read.
This is the little hardy fern I talked about with the framed birth announcement of my grandson, which is washed out by the flash and a baby picture of me.
I put the baby picture there for effect. It isn't normally there, but it was handily nearby. I thought you might like to see how cute I was.
Here are the hand towel and the dish towel in the kitchen. Next to it is the potholder that my sister in law quilted before she died some years ago. It used to get used a lot when the Exfactor still lived here. Now I see that it needs to be washed.
The things you notice when you take pictures of them!
The towels get used every day and I am constantly hanging up fresh ones. They're great fillers if you don't have enough laundry for a whole load.
The flowered cups are collectibles I inherited from my Mom. I have other dishes with this pattern also, not many, just a few.
The mug with my name on it we bought in Germany, in Aachen. I like mugs with my name on it. I plan to buy more if I see any and if I like them.
The teaspoon depicts the Our Dear Lady Basilica downtown.
Here is where I keep all my necklaces, although some of them aren't on there, they have to be repaired.
In the box are some marbles that someone gave me once as a keepsake with a little note to go with it. My bike keys are laying on the shelf also. The little figurine is a baby penguin that the Exfactor got me once. I better not think of what trip that was.
Here is where I keep all my keys. Except for my bike keys, because I don't want to mix up my bike keys with my house keys.
I got this key holder from my other ex, who knows how much I like cats and who always buys me something cat related.
Exes can be handy that way.
This is my favorite picture of my son, looking not into the camera, but at the cat he is petting, with a smile on his face. It is a sacred picture to me.
It is a still life with a picture and a plant and a cat.
That's how it stands on the little bookcase and I look at it every day.
He is never far away from me. He's in my head constantly.
Well, that was that. I hope you enjoyed that little glimpse into my world.