With 2022 coming to an end, I guess it’s time to look back at what we captured on the digital equivalent of film. With the vast majority of my photos taken with my always-ready iPhone 13 Pro, that’s a lot of photos! I’m going to start in the very near past, and work backwards.
Today, I made a little journey up north to visit a cat shelter which I support with my meager dollars. I had never been there before, and they were having an open house and adoption event today, so the timing was perfect. I got the full tour through the property, which consists of three separate buildings, and I was very impressed. They have dozens of cats and kittens, many of them with special needs, and everyone was pretty happy, even the ones with feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency. The last stop was in the adoption room, where they had a bunch of very cute kittens.
These little guys look pretty happy. I really wanted to take them home, but our current cat does not like other cats, so we’ll just keep the one. This is Kikyo, looking somewhat chastened, as I had just kicked her out of the kitchen for being annoying.
Don’t you just love that one white whisker?
Yesterday, I had a doctor appointment at my clinic. As I was walking into the building, I spotted an almost-leafless bush, and something unusual caught my eye.
One tiny, red berry among the leafless twigs.
For our yearly holiday open house, we make no-bean chili. It falls to me to prepare all the vegetables, including onions, celery, and green pepper (including the seeds). I love doing the hand-chopping, and this is part of what I did.
I thought the onion slices looked pretty artistic.
My new favorite breakfast is slices of Trader Joe’s Challah bread toast with onion/chive cream cheese. For the Jewish New Year, they made the bread in a new shape.
Beautiful, isn’t it? And tastes good, too. They have changed their recipe to make the bread more dense, so it doesn’t throw off so many crumbs, and it’s good to the last tiny slice.
I’ve always been a sucker for fall colors. I keep my eyes open for leaves. These trees grow beside the highway in Yakima, and when I looked at the photo closer, you can see how the leaves are changing color gradually, from left to right!
There still being two weeks left in 2022, I’m sure I’ll get more for this year. I haven’t even begun to do my neighborhood walk-around to capture all the various Christmas lights on my neighbors’ homes. Stay tuned!
A very Merry Christmas to all my readers and followers!