Daily Photo: Mimi’s Dream Vacation

Mimi's dream vacation.
Mimi’s dream vacation.

I caught a nice photo of Mimi enjoying our old picnic table as I wandered the yard photographing whatever. I added an Instagram tilt shift and it was like Mimi’s magic place.

Below, Mimi tries her paw at some cattitude. “Can I just work on my tan without you getting in my face?”

Mimi shows a little cattitude.
Mimi shows a little cattitude.

And while she enjoyed the sun on the picnic table she was followed by rainbows, if you look a little closer.

Mimi was encircled by rainbows at the picnic table.
Mimi was encircled by rainbows at the picnic table.

And here are some of the things I photographed blooming in the yard while Mimi sunned herself.


What other photos have I shared around this date?


Bella Basking, 2016
Bella basking in the sunlight.
Bella basking in the sunlight.

We had some sun today. Bella settled down to bask in it for a while. She looks very sculptural.

What other photos have I shared on this date?

Because I will Charm’s rescue story soon…

Daily Kitten Photo: Fighting off the Hand Monster
Trying to make the divine spark.
Trying to make the divine spark.

I will admit that I have a lot of photos in this post. And I will admit that I enjoyed this little game just as much as the kittens did and it was difficult to stop because they kept wanting to play. But then I had to get work done, and then I had to sort through all the photos I’d taken of our little diversion that involved sisters little Splash and Zorro and later their brother Higgins joined them. I guess I’ll have to post kitten photos each day for a while…(poor me).

High five!
High five!

It started when I was working around in the bathroom in the morning and Splash saw my shadow—yes, that big puffy thing is me, mostly my hair—on the wall of the tub. She began chasing my shadow as I moved so I caught a few photos. Then I went to pet her and the shadow of my hand got both her and Zorro going and it looked so funny to me too, this big hand reaching out of nowhere to grab the tiny kitten! Making the hand gestures work as shadows with my left hand and snapping photos with my DSLR with my right hand was a trick, but worth it!

Hey, what's up?
Hey, what’s up?

Above is fearless little Splash giving me one high five and then two ! Below nothing gets past the mighty Zorro as Splash gives commentary. After those two Higgins is determined to “get that thing” and almost gets gotten in his efforts.

Oh, I just can't look, says Splash!
Oh, I just can’t look, says Splash!
Tag, you're it!
Tag, you’re it!
I've got it with both paws!
I’ve got it with both paws!
Zorro and Splash don't know what to do about the hand reaching for them!
Zorro and Splash don’t know what to do about the hand reaching for them!
I think I've got it!
I think I’ve got it!

Now it’s Higgins’s turn!

I'm going to get that!
I’m going to get that!
I can see it's your hand!
I can see it’s your hand!
It's going to get Higgins!
It’s going to get Higgins!
I stopped it!
I stopped it!
It's going to grab you!
It’s going to grab you!
I'll stop it!
I’ll stop it!
It won't come any further.
It won’t come any further.
I just can't touch it.
I just can’t touch it.
Almost got it!
Almost got it!
I've got it!
I’ve got it!

Photos pulled “From the Archives” were taken by one or another digital camera of mine between 2002 and, well, yesterday, but usually they are older than that, and I had never had the chance to feature them. Vintage Photos are from my film archives back to 1983 when I purchased my Pentax K-1000 camera. They’re a fun way to “introduce” other members of my feline family who came and went before I began blogging, and to illustrate my feline family in general from days gone by.

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Kelly in forget-me-nots.
Kelly in forget-me-nots.

TKelly had been stepping out into the back yard with me now and then, even asking at the door to go out. She’d never shown any interest in the 15 years she’d been with me until the spring we lost Cookie, and I couldn’t help but think she associated the outdoors, and the spring forget-me-nots, with Cookie, as I did. Kelly was now the lone senior cat, and she was very lonely without an older kitty to cuddle with and protect her; she was a little intimidated by the gregarious black cats. This photo is available framed or unframed, on canvas or on paper or as a greeting card on Portraits of Animals. You can purchase it below or find this photo in my gallery of Feline Photos.

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Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
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Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
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One thought on “Daily Photo: Mimi’s Dream Vacation

  • May 18, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    mimi…yur vacationz awesum…thanx for sendin uz de post card !!!! we wood loves it ther all sew !!! ♥♥☺☺


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