Monday, October 15, 2007

Saranap Pumpkin

Last year I planted 3 pumpkin plants. They produced more than 20 pumpkins of all sizes. This year I planted only 1 plant, but I got 3 huge pumpkins. I don't know how much they weigh, and I don't plan to harvest them myself. My 2 year-old granddaughter, Elizabeth, thinks it is fun to sit on the giant pumpkin.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Morris My Cat

Morris was adopted by us in 1994 from a cat foster home in Berkeley. At that time he said he was 2 years old, but he may be cheating by a couple of years. I don't care. He was supposedly left by a family who moved away from Elmwood District. He must have been well trained by somebody. He is a fastidious cat. He has been extremely clingy since our 3 week vacation.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Saranap is My Home

"Hilton House" My castle in Saranap

I just came back from a fabulous vacation in Europe. But I am glad to be back in Saranap.
Saranap does not have medieval castles, fortresses nor elegant old mansions. But I feel safe, peaceful, and satisfied to be back in this simple little community. It feels home.

My cat Morris was so happy to see us after being home alone for almost 3 weeks (even though neighbor, Johnny fed him daily). Morris is now very clingy. He follows me everywhere. I cannot even go to the bathroom at night without him following. My husband George cannot even take a nap without him jumping on top of him. There is no privacy! It is good to be home with such a loving pet.