Lovely Midsummer Night

The Midsummer moon was gorgeous last night. We have an east-facing picture window set above our front door that is perfectly placed to frame the moon in the night sky.

Here’s a shot of it during the day. I should have taken a picture of the moon yesterday, but I didn’t think of it.

I made a vegetable pot pie filled with summer vegetables (and tofu) for dinner, and we opened up all the windows to let in the cool air. I think Hobkin might not have been overjoyed at the relative humidity that created:

He flopped on the naked floor in his area to sleep.

Poor lil guy. When the house cooled down a bit more, he climbed up beside me on the couch to cuddle. I hope he’s not too uncomfortable in summer with his fur coat. I know dog owners sometimes shear them, but I don’t think Hobkin would stand for that.

Writing Stuff

The crits continue to pour in. Yesterday it was all about the editing. Several passes on the short story up for crit, and now I’m second-guessing whether I want to put back in the flashback sequence. Feh.

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30 Responses to Lovely Midsummer Night

  1. ktempest says:

    I’ve always wondered what kind of pets skunks would make. Someone told me that even after they are de-odored, they still stink a lot. but I have no clue if that person knew what they were talking about 🙂 Ever since I saw a pet store selling baby skunks I’ve wondered if the coolness factor would outweight the stinky factor.

  2. raecarson says:

    I think I lurve Hobkin with Teh Mad Lurve. Soooo cute.


  3. nmsunbear says:

    Oh, poor hot Hobkin! He does not look happy.

  4. puskunk says:

    YOU try shearing him, and tell me how many fingers you come back with.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      That’s a very valid concern . . . eep. He gets rather pissed with me when I try to brush him. I suspect there would be no mercy if I approached him with scissors and clippers.

  5. Anonymous says:

    100 words

    I’m going to try to write at least 100 words an hour on my blog today. Wish me luck!


  6. mtfay says:

    I wonder if, when shaved, skunks have poor coat regrowth like many dogs do?
    Of course, I don’t shave my dogs. They just shed. All the time. Everywhere. Year round.

    • puskunk says:

      Not sure, the only time mine have been shaved is for surgery, and it came back fairly slowly, but steadily. And skunks shed too, don’t let anyone tell you differently.

      • mtfay says:

        I do believe skunks shed. I don’t know how much, cause I don’t know much about the skunk coat cycle (when they get their winter coats, when they lose them, etc).
        About the only house pet animals that I know of, from personal experience, that don’t shed are wire-haired dogs. And hairless dogs and cats.

  7. A naked (shaved) skunk would look a little funny, too 🙂

  8. jmeadows says:

    Pretty house!

    Pretty skunk!

  9. The moon was amazing last night. I love high foyers like yours. They create their own artwork.

    Where does one get a pet skunk, btw?

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Hobkin came from a specialty breeder in Iowa named Troy Grant. We drove cross country to pick him up when he was a widdle baby. Hobkin slept in my arms for the whole drive back. It was a grueling road trip, but oh, so worth it. Pictures of baby Hobkin can be found at his website, if you’re so inclined.

  10. Is that your front door?

    I’d say WOW!!! The window setting looks like my Aunt’s living room. She had actually demolished her house in which she had bought it for about 50,000+ dollars. After she built a new house, it was estimated 1.3 million. Yep. Anything is possible in the bay area. It’s like sitting in a gold mine IF you bought a house there 30 years ago!

  11. my aunt’s living room

    the ceiling and windows are very similar to yours “high ceiling” except the window’s shape. Her windows reminds me of the catholic church architecture for some reason.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Re: my aunt’s living room

      Your aunt’s windows are gorgeous! Yeah, we bought this house largely because of the vaulted ceilings in the foyer and great room. The picture window was a nice bonus. Our previous house also had vaulted ceilings. Now it’s to the point that anything lower feels claustrophobic. Although it’s pretty impossible to dust . . .

  12. keesa_renee says:

    Ooooh, beautiful! I love your ceiling! And the window, and the door–the whole space, really! And I totally empathize with Hobkin. Meh. If the heat doesn’t get you, the humidity will. Home sweet home. 😀

    The moon was with us on the way home from church last night; we stayed late for choir practice, and it was absolutely breathtaking (the moon, not the practice, although I suppose you could call that breathtaking, too, as long as you used it in a different sense. 😉

    And I think there are fairies living in a cluster of trees on the way home from church…I keep telling myself that they’re probably fireflies, but I’ve seen lots of fireflies in my lifetime, and these do not behave like fireflies. Which is cooL!

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Oh, you have fairies too! I love hearing of other people who have discovered their own bitty portals to Faerie! Makes the world a little more bright and sparkly.

      I’ve been watching for fireflies in our backyard but I haven’t seen one yet this year. I’ve noticed that I don’t see them as often down here in Georgia as I used to in the Midwest. I wonder if they’re just not as common here.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Ahhhh… A Hobkin pic. Now I can get on with my day.

    No, no, no. Don’t shear away his pretty coat! He’d be so humiliated.

    (I know you’re kidding, but yikes, Nekkid Skunk. Hmmm. I wonder if his skin is striped?)

    Pat Kirby

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