I copied this photo from somewhere off the net.  I wish I could give proper credit for it, but I’ve forgotten where I found it.

[On edit – a reader told me that this photo is from a guy named Lamar who has a series of YouTube videos under Solar Cabin.  Check it out!]

Anyway, I was browsing through my photo files this morning.  Looking at family photos, places I’ve been, places I want to go, people I love — and I ran across this picture.

It really resonates with me.  I love tiny living spaces (which is why the Casita delights me so).  Instead of mountains of stuff owning you, a small place like this forces you to get rid of the clutter, and discern which material possession are really necessary and desirable.  The solar panels announce that this person treads lightly on the earth.  The miniscule garden looks like an explosion of nature’s laughter.  And the man sitting on the porch seems to exude a quiet sense of accomplishment and contentment.

It’s like the best of country living in a nutshell — a teeny tiny nutshell!

Yesterday I found a treasure at the thrift store!  It’s a pretty plant stand that I can modify into a small drop leaf table for the Casita.  I just have to buy a larger table top, hinges and the drop leaf hardware.  I think I’ll paint it a light beige to coordinate with the cushion fabrics.

Sunny went to the groomer yesterday and is a handsome little guy now.  He was so woefully shaggy that I got his hair cut summer short.   So now he has to wear a sweater all the time and a coat when he goes outside.  But he is so good looking!

I am saddened sometimes when I look at him.  He is getting older.  He has an eye condition that has deposited a half moon of mineral discoloration in one eye.  He requires daily medication.

But oh how I love my little white fuzzy buddy!

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