A noisy clutch of baby wrens is fledging in our little courtyard and their parents are everywhere at once. Very gripping drama. Mimi, Mariposa, Giuseppe and Sienna lined up to watch the show. Here are a few closeups, and then the baby wrens.
And the baby wrens. Baby birds always look like grumpy birds.
Photos shared in past years
Basket Nap With Video, 2017
The yellow basket continues to be a favorite napping spot, and Giuseppe and Bean have been favorite napping partners since they were kittens.
Giuseppe kind of acts like the pillow while Bean likes to sleep in a ball, so he tucks himself into Giuseppe’s belly.
The yawn starts another segment of the nap.
I recorded just a short portion of the nap, doing my best to get the purrrrrr, so you might need to turn up your speakers.
Photos posted on or around this date in previous years
Blue Pitcher With Black Cat, 2013
Don’t be silly, human. Who would be interested in a photo of a dumb blue pitcher?
I think this is much better.
I have to say, I do like it, Mr. Sunshine, subtle, almost abstract. I have some talented cats here.
I also had way more photos of the blue pitcher with black cats in them than without.
This was the final photo I chose, without cats—just for jollies, even though no one would really want to see a photo of a dumb blue pitcher without any cats in it. I had my DSLR in my right hand and my left arm around Mr. Sunshine, Giuseppe and Mewsette on the cabinet, holding them against me as they struggled, and waving my right foot at Mimi and Bean on the floor to decoy them from jumping up. So I was standing on my left foot and doing the hokey pokey, and I don’t know why the photo is as clear as it is, or how I got the angle I wanted showing a bit of the table above it…
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I have to say, I do like it, Mr. Sunshine, subtle, almost abstract. I have some talented cats here. I do like the photos that show all the assets of my beautiful cats, but I also like the abstract shots that happen to have a cat in them in a very artful way. Read more, and purchase.
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