rain and a missing battery

It rained all day today.
Some were more pleased than others.

The downside to a rainy weekend is that the kitty litter tray gets wet and pongy far too quickly and that two couped up cats give cabin fever a whole new name. They've been terrorising a lost and lonely gecko on my bedroom ceiling for the past few days. Laying down a fresh scattering of catnip at the scratch post did not help. Whoever said catnip is like dagga for cats is lying- I don't see mellow at all.
Another downside to Cape winters and stormy nights is that it's prime time for car burglars. Some fuckers stole my new car battery the other night. They also politely took my kids test books out my canvas bag and used it to cart away said battery. Thank you for not chucking the books in the rain, guys. Real considerate.

Beck - 'Ramona'-Scott Pilgrim vs. The World OST

ETA- Had to add this. Thanks Sam!


little secrets

I had the camera out this afternoon. 
I still can't resist anything this shade of red.

Anything red + rare botanical illustration = beeauutiful.
I so want to buy this.

Your secret from Jean-Sebastien Monzani on Vimeo.


green pears....

...and, damn these forelles take forever to ripen! A snippet of spruce picked up in Banff main road -no longer luminous and sadly shedding. And some mint tea (courtesy of the Fairmont Hotel).

What more could one want on a gorgeous winter's day? A little rain to go with the sun maybe. I had to water the garden yesterday. Ridiculous for the beginning of August.
 I bought this cute little piggy bank in Banff- decoupaged with delightful Canadian stamps and snippets.  Love at first sight. I pretty much hugged him close to my bosom all the way down the Rockies and back to Cape Town.
I'm incredibly inspired by pale blues, greens and golden tones at the moment...so much so that I've ordered these prints from Cricket Press.

And then I've ordered Sam's quilt fabric.
 Oh good Lord.

The Middle East- 'Blood'

And one more for luck.
Beautiful video.
Laura Marling- 'Rambling Man'