So I’m pedaling away at my exercise bicycle (because if I go outside and ride my real bike around the block for exercise I might not be back until noon after taking 2GB of photos and sketching a few sketches), but life is never dull, even in the basement. The door is open to a sunny summer morning sparkling with last night’s rain, and I watch the activity of the Tower of Love, the scarlet runner beans growing on branches I’ve tied into a pyramid shape in an anodized tub, twining up and draping down with bright orange-red flowers, and covered with bees pollinating and hummingbirds feeding and songbirds landing and butterflies fluttering and spiders building and all sorts of other amorous and productive/reproductive activity.
And Mimi is climbing up and down the screen door and balancing delicately on the wood bar across the middle and the spring that pulls it shut. She’s little, and she wants a better view. She also wants to go out in the yard, which we won’t do until later, and it requires her collar and leash. Giuseppe is content with looking out from a sitting position and Mewsette is watching little things running back and forth through the opening at the bottom of the door.
Mimi’s shadow is quite graceful too. I don’t need to go outside, I’m distracted enough and took a few dozen photos just of this view. If sketchbook was near I’d do that too. Tomorrow, perhaps.
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