And what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son?
And what’ll you do now my darling young one?
I’m a-goin’ back out ‘fore the rain starts a-fallin’
I’ll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest
Where the people are many and their hands are all empty
Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters
Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison
And the executioner’s face is always well hidden
Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten
Where black is the color, where none is the number
And I’ll tell and speak it and think it and breathe it
And reflect from the mountain so all souls can see it
And I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin’
But I’ll know my song well before I start singing
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.
Bob Dylan circa 1962


Snowflake was found behind the Police station in downtown Mebane. The police called Pam, and she brought him to me on Monday afternoon, June 8.  He loves to play and is very sweet. I’m still getting over the loss of Ginger and wasn’t expecting to get a new kitten so soon, but Snowflake showed up and I just couldn’t turn him down.snowflake-3633


Sammy, Margaret Moore’s beautiful cat. Sammy is completely blind.

Something we were withholding made us weak

Until we found out that it was ourselves

— Robert Frost

Ginger, April 1998 – February 2015

I’ll always love you Ginger.


Weasly Sept. 2014 – Dec. 26, 2014

An angel.


Therapy dogs and cats (part two)

Therapy dogs and cats

Rescued kittens, part 2

Photos taken in Mebane, NC, Nov. 22, 2014.  The two black kittens.

Rescued Kittens

Taken on Nov. 22, 2014 in Mebane NC. The gray cat.



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Cat time

Hand-held pictures taken using a wide-angle manual-exposure, manual focusing lens (12mm 2.0 Fuji X mount).  It was nearly dark. I bought this lens recently and I’m still learning how to use it.

Three exposures combined in Photoshop

Early evening

In Carrboro.


Blue Sky


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On campus at UNC