Thursday, April 17, 2008

27 VS. 55

as in 27 dogs vs. 55 people on my block. Sound crazy? I agree, but it's true. When a stray dog or cat or person walks down my street, there is a loud chorus of barking that accompanies the stranger. I want you to meet my neighbor's dog, Kiko. He has to be isolated in the back yard because of violent tendencies towards other dogs in his own yard. What you hear on this video is typical of his race. I guess they get lonely just like people.

Monday, April 14, 2008


One of the blessings of living in the subtropics is the variety of delicious fruit. The star fruit is not real common in Brazil and is expensive to buy in the supermarkets. However, my neighbor has a star fruit tree in his back yard and shares its fruit with us when in season--which is NOW! For those who have never seen a star fruit on the tree, I went to my neighbors just so you could see how it grows. By the way, star fruit tastes delicious in a cabbage salad together with other fruit.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


This is not the typical place to keep one's tennies, but it's certainly original. I came across this scene on one of my walks several weeks ago, and when I returned the other day to take the picture, no one had disturbed them.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

C.S. Lewis' Monopods

For those who've read the Narnia series, you will remember the monopods--those curious creatures who always said the obvious. My husband's unique sense of humor does seem to resemble Lewis' monopods at times. Therefore, once in a while I will be posting one of his "monopodisms" for my readers...