I was delighted that, out of just three shots, I got one where the stair railing ended up dividing his face right down the middle. You couldn't plan a shot like that!
As usual, Michael and I wanted to know what causes a cat to have eyes of different colors; so, we researched this phenomena. It is called, complete heterochromia. The condition most commonly affects white colored cats but can be found in a cat of any color, as long as it possesses the white spotting gene. (You can google "heterochromia to learn more if interested.)
After the cat left, we headed down the path and decided to walk home via the creek's edge. Michael spotted a trail of ants and decided to follow the trail. They started at the base of the trunk of a huge eucalyptus tree. Michael followed the trail along the dirt, ducking under low hanging oak tree branches, for approximately 45 feet to the base of a fan palm. We think they were using one of the palms frans as a bridge to cross the creek.
The ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrahThe ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching three by three,
The little one stops to climb a tree
And they all go marching down to the ground
We continued along the creek towards home and stopped for one more look before heading towards the landing to our apartment staircase. Michael noticed that there were many more of the purple flowers that he had seen a week or so ago, growing on the other side of the creek. We had no real idea what kind of flowers they were, as they are growing in an area you must cross the creek and scale the creek bank on the opposite side to get to. We could only see that they were purple; but, no detail whatsoever. I decided to cross over with my camera and take a look up close. They were beautiful.
"Unintentional" can work out quite lovely if one keeps their eyes open along the way!