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January 26, 2021
It's Snow Problem from Cat Patches

When I see snow, I'm reminded of a bit Garrison Keillor did on A Prairie Home Companion once when he talked about folks in Minnesota in the dead of winter. Snow was piled so high and deep that folks just didn't want to talk about it any more. So, in conversation, he said, "It's no problem," but what the listener heard was "It's snow problem," and yelled "SNOW! Don't talk about it! Aaaarrrrgh!" Still makes me laugh. So, yeah, here one hour from the often-hottest spot in North America...with snow. So, it's snow ...

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It's Snow Problem from ... Cat Patches

When I see snow, I'm reminded of a bit Garrison Keillor did on A Prairie Home Companion once when he talked about folks in Minnesota in the dead of winter. Snow was piled so high and deep that folks just didn't want to talk about it any more. So, in conversation, he said, "It's no problem," but what the listener heard was "It's snow problem," and yelled "SNOW! Don't talk about it! Aaaarrrrgh!" Still makes me laugh. So, yeah, here one hour from the often-hottest spot in North America...with snow. So, it's snow ...

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January 25, 2021
Sunday Stroll from Cat Patches

It was a little chilly here yesterday, but sunny and bright. We decided to get out for a walk around the area neighboring the RV park. It's good that we did because it's raining today. It rained hard most of the night and the wind was blowing. It make sleep difficult, but we were able to sleep in a little later than usual this morning.

For our walk, we headed first to see if we could find where the off-roaders were leaving the park. Apparently, one can take an OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) out into the desert and ...

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Sunday Stroll from ... Cat Patches

It was a little chilly here yesterday, but sunny and bright. We decided to get out for a walk around the area neighboring the RV park. It's good that we did because it's raining today. It rained hard most of the night and the wind was blowing. It make sleep difficult, but we were able to sleep in a little later than usual this morning.

For our walk, we headed first to see if we could find where the off-roaders were leaving the park. Apparently, one can take an OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) out into the desert and ...

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January 24, 2021
Repeat After Me from Cat Patches

The weather was cooler yesterday, but no more rain. The sky looked threatening toward late afternoon, but then the storm clouds passed over without a drop. Fine with us. I know you folks in Southern California got some rain, and that has to be a good thing. We got off to a slow start. We were both tired in the morning for some reason, and so we ended up taking morning naps. It was nearly noon by the time I was dressed and ready to head out on my photography challenge walk.

Before that, though, we got Smitty out for ...

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Repeat After Me from ... Cat Patches

The weather was cooler yesterday, but no more rain. The sky looked threatening toward late afternoon, but then the storm clouds passed over without a drop. Fine with us. I know you folks in Southern California got some rain, and that has to be a good thing. We got off to a slow start. We were both tired in the morning for some reason, and so we ended up taking morning naps. It was nearly noon by the time I was dressed and ready to head out on my photography challenge walk.

Before that, though, we got Smitty out for ...

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January 22, 2021
Shadowy from ... Cat Patches

Lucky me...I have a duo of furry friends who make sure I'm awake to see the first rays of sunrise each morning. We sit drinking our coffee (well, I'm drinking coffee...kitties prefer pawfee), and watch through these windows at the rear of the RV.


After a while, I have to get up and start taking pictures. 


Looking a little farther to my left, it looked like this.


There was an interesting lenticular cloud formation, hovering over the landscape like a flying saucer.


So that was this morning's sunrise. Backing up to yesterday morning, the park ...

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Shadowy from Cat Patches

Lucky me...I have a duo of furry friends who make sure I'm awake to see the first rays of sunrise each morning. We sit drinking our coffee (well, I'm drinking coffee...kitties prefer pawfee), and watch through these windows at the rear of the RV.


After a while, I have to get up and start taking pictures. 


Looking a little farther to my left, it looked like this.


There was an interesting lenticular cloud formation, hovering over the landscape like a flying saucer.


So that was this morning's sunrise. Backing up to yesterday morning, the park ...

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January 21, 2021
A Breath of Fresh Air from ... Cat Patches

What a dull news morning it was this morning. I read most everything with a light heart, and I don't believe a single gasp escaped my lips as I sipped my coffee. Yesterday morning was greeted in a similarly light-hearted way. We watched the swearing in ceremony, and then Mike made celebratory waffles for breakfast.


Waffles are Mike's signature dish. He makes them the way my mother taught us...with Bisquick, the way they do it on the box, only we substitute club soda for the milk. It makes them nice and light. Mike's been making waffles ...

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A Breath of Fresh Air from Cat Patches

What a dull news morning it was this morning. I read most everything with a light heart, and I don't believe a single gasp escaped my lips as I sipped my coffee. Yesterday morning was greeted in a similarly light-hearted way. We watched the swearing in ceremony, and then Mike made celebratory waffles for breakfast.


Waffles are Mike's signature dish. He makes them the way my mother taught us...with Bisquick, the way they do it on the box, only we substitute club soda for the milk. It makes them nice and light. Mike's been making waffles ...

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January 19, 2021
A Day for Slow Stitching from ... Cat Patches

It seems as if we're fully settled now, with not a lot to do. We took a very lazy day yesterday, although we did make a quick trip into town. Our goals centered around kitty poo...we needed kitty litter and small garbage bags in which to store our collection of kitty poo for deposit in the appropriate receptacle. There. You could have gone a whole year without knowing that, couldn't you? But you should know that poo is very important in the lives of many, and kitties are no exception.

You would be wise to accept this ...

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A Day for Slow Stitching from Cat Patches

It seems as if we're fully settled now, with not a lot to do. We took a very lazy day yesterday, although we did make a quick trip into town. Our goals centered around kitty poo...we needed kitty litter and small garbage bags in which to store our collection of kitty poo for deposit in the appropriate receptacle. There. You could have gone a whole year without knowing that, couldn't you? But you should know that poo is very important in the lives of many, and kitties are no exception.

You would be wise to accept this ...

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January 16, 2021
Warm and Dry from Cat Patches

Greetings from Pahrump, Nevada, where the sun is shining, and it's warm enough to be outside without a coat! What a nice change of pace from back home. It was still a bit of a drive getting here yesterday, but not as far as the day before. We arrived right around 4:00 p.m. The second of the two camera cables I'd ordered prior to our arrival was delivered within just a few minutes after we checked in. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'd forgotten the cables I need to take pictures off my ...

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Warm and Dry from ... Cat Patches

Greetings from Pahrump, Nevada, where the sun is shining, and it's warm enough to be outside without a coat! What a nice change of pace from back home. It was still a bit of a drive getting here yesterday, but not as far as the day before. We arrived right around 4:00 p.m. The second of the two camera cables I'd ordered prior to our arrival was delivered within just a few minutes after we checked in. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'd forgotten the cables I need to take pictures off my ...

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January 15, 2021
A Day of Many Miles from Cat Patches

As I mentioned yesterday, we'd forgotten how long yesterday's drive would be. It was right around 400 miles, and we were pooped pups by the time we got in. Sadie started her morning where she always does...snuggled up on a quilt. She especially likes this Shop Hop quilt. She likes looking at the blocks and reminding us she has been to all of the places shown.


It was a day of driving and wide open spaces. This next image was taken just as we were leaving the RV park, and it pretty well sums up the choices ...

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A Day of Many Miles from ... Cat Patches

As I mentioned yesterday, we'd forgotten how long yesterday's drive would be. It was right around 400 miles, and we were pooped pups by the time we got in. Sadie started her morning where she always does...snuggled up on a quilt. She especially likes this Shop Hop quilt. She likes looking at the blocks and reminding us she has been to all of the places shown.


It was a day of driving and wide open spaces. This next image was taken just as we were leaving the RV park, and it pretty well sums up the choices ...

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January 14, 2021
Corning, California from ... Cat Patches

It was a much better day of driving yesterday, and we reached our stopping point earlier in the day. It turned out to be a good thing because after we were all set up, we realized there was a problem with our electrical connection. It kept popping a "ground fault," and we ended up moving to a different spot. 

Backing up to the beginning of the day, it was very nice to see the sun after so much rain the day before. We got kind of turned around leaving the campground. It seemed as if we were heading north. Somehow ...

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Corning, California from Cat Patches

It was a much better day of driving yesterday, and we reached our stopping point earlier in the day. It turned out to be a good thing because after we were all set up, we realized there was a problem with our electrical connection. It kept popping a "ground fault," and we ended up moving to a different spot. 

Backing up to the beginning of the day, it was very nice to see the sun after so much rain the day before. We got kind of turned around leaving the campground. It seemed as if we were heading north. Somehow ...

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January 13, 2021
Rainbirds 2021: Day One from Cat Patches

Good morning my friends. We find ourselves at the Valley of the Rogue State Park this morning, just north of Medford, Oregon. It was after dark by the time we arrived at our destination, and so I'm recycling this picture from our last stay here...because there must be pictures.

It was intended to be a short day of driving, and it might have been except for the terrible weather we had all day. We unhappily shared this river of rain with our neighbor to the north in Seattle. It rained hard almost nonstop all the way. And let ...

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Rainbirds 2021: Day One from ... Cat Patches

Good morning my friends. We find ourselves at the Valley of the Rogue State Park this morning, just north of Medford, Oregon. It was after dark by the time we arrived at our destination, and so I'm recycling this picture from our last stay here...because there must be pictures.

It was intended to be a short day of driving, and it might have been except for the terrible weather we had all day. We unhappily shared this river of rain with our neighbor to the north in Seattle. It rained hard almost nonstop all the way. And let ...

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