Daily Photo: Long-haired Boys

Good morning from Basil and Hamlet!
Good morning from Basil and Hamlet!

Good morning from the brothers in fur! Basil and Hamlet tend to like the same places and I often find them together. This sunny morning they both enjoyed the brilliant sun in the upstairs window.

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What other photos have I shared on this date?

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Mimi’s Adventures, 2016

Mimi's Adventures, 2016
Mimi’s Adventures, 2016

I’ve enjoyed photographing Mimi’s adventures between the two massive trees at the end of the yard, and ironically I photographed one today, above, very similar to one I photographed almost a year ago today, below. I have one from spring and autumn too, but we didn’t have much snow so I didn’t manage to catch one for winter. As I mentioned last year, just the image inspired many ideas! Last year I had a number of other photos of her from that morning which look very much like one’s I took today, which are at the end of the post. Some things never change, and sometimes that’s a good thing.

Mimi walks through the magical pathway.
Mimi walks through the magical pathway.

Oh my did this inspire ideas! Little Mimi bravely walks between the two big trees into the magical world of…the neighbor’s yard. Not too exciting, but I love the big maple’s roots on the right, and the density of the tulip poplar on the left, and I look at this natural passageway all the time from the kitchen window, winter and spring especially before everything fills in. I think it may inspire a painting sometime soon.

I have so many photos of Mimi, and still so many photos of all the others that I really want to share, and so I think I will post photos of both for a while. I am spending so much time with Mimi that she is really my focus, but I don’t want to ignore the antics of the others. Here are a few more from yesterday along the same theme.

Below, this is what the tree roots look like, a big foot, maybe an elephant, but Mimi is not at all intimidated.

Little Mimi and the big big tree.
Little Mimi and the big big tree.

In heavy snow three years ago the mulberry tree sighed and laid down, but its roots are still in the ground. This makes it a natural playground for Mimi, and me, but there’s no one to photograph me, and that’s probably just as well. Mimi thinks it’s okay if I play on her tree, too. This tree is also the best producer of big juicy mulberries for juice and jelly (and wine one year too), and this just makes it easier to pick them.

Stalking something along her tree.
Stalking something along her tree.

Mimi walks the plank, all the way from the roots down to the smallest branch that touches the ground.

Walking the "plank".
Walking the “plank”.

And one last visit to the tree before we go inside.

One last photo before going inside.
One last photo before going inside.

Shared on Instagram and Facebook

It’s not much, but it belongs to Mimi. In her early life she snuck in to hunt and feed her kittens. No more hiding, no more kittens, no more fighting off the boys, Mimi is the lady of the manor.

It's not much, but it belongs to Mimi. In her early life she snuck in to hunt and feed her kittens. No more hiding, no more kittens, no more fighting off the boys, Mimi is the lady of the manor.

Mimi Gets the Message

Mimi gets the message, a very lengthy and detailed message someone left on the bottom branch of the hemlock.

Mimi gets the message.
Mimi gets the message.
Mimi gets the message.
Mimi gets the message.

From Yesterday

It’s getting dark in here. Gee, do you think it’s time for dinner?

It's getting dark in here. Gee, do you think it's time for dinner?
It’s getting dark in here. Gee, do you think it’s time for dinner?

Looks like they melted all over my desk. I think I need chocolate.

Looks like they melted all over my desk. I think I need chocolate.
Looks like they melted all over my desk. I think I need chocolate.

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Tortoiseshell Camouflage
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Tortoishell cats can be camouflaged against many backgrounds with all their irregular speckles and dots. This photo of Cookie taken in the spring of 2010 truly shows her ability to blend into her background as her orange and tan blend with last year’s leaves and her green eyes blend with the spring’s new growth. I could not love her more. This photo is available framed or unframed, on canvas or on paper on Portraits of Animals. You can find this photo in my gallery of Feline Photos.


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