Daily Photo: Why I Couldn’t Sit Down Today

I can't handle the cuteness.
I can’t handle the cuteness.

Mariposa had been sleeping on the pillow behind my back, and Sienna on my lap. I had to get up, but no worry, it didn’t bother either of these two. They just kept on napping where they were. Then I just couldn’t move them. I admit, the blue thing is my heating pad for my back, and what kitty wouldn’t want to nap on that? Sienna is very pleased that she has a whole part of the chair to herself, and Mariposa is just too cute for words.

 

Photos from years past.

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Wordless Wednesday: Painterly, 2017

Painterly Hamlet
Painterly Hamlet

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Jelly Bean, Pisces Rising, 2017

Jelly Bean, Pisces Rising
Jelly Bean, Pisces Rising

Looking through a window at the indoors with the outdoors reflected on the surface, and water droplets to break it up, makes it look like a collage of ideas rather than a flat image. Add in a contemplative cat and it’s mystical. The black and white image above added the title to this post, and I love Bean’s expression in the midst of objects and reflections and water, both taken the same day, seconds apart. Make sure you explore each image for all it can give you.

 

Reflected Dreams
Reflected Dreams

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Wordless Wednesday: It’s on the Ceiling
It's on the ceiling.
It’s on the ceiling.

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From Facebook and Instagram

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Packing greeting card orders with my supervisor, Mimi.

Mimi supervises me as I pack cards.
Mimi supervises me as I pack cards.

Progress! Hamlet and Ophelia have discovered the bed and the bedroom windowsill. It’s the first time in two weeks visiting out of their room they have been up off the floor. Ophelia is still pretty timid, but Hamlet is feeling pretty confident, and playful too. Patience! Great things take time, including socializing feral kittens.

Hamlet and Ophelia discover the windowsill.
Hamlet and Ophelia discover the windowsill.

And even though it’s not a cat, it’s still something we enjoy here…

Meanwhile, down in the basement…just in time for Immolc and the true beginning of spring. Time to start taking some cuttings and starting some new geraniums for summer.

The pink geranium.
The pink geranium.
Mewsette
Mewsette
Mewsette

Mewsette is watching the squirrel in the tree in front of the house, and she is a kitty who can hold very still so I can get a good clear photo when there’s plenty of light coming in from several angles. It’s actually difficult to get a good clear photo of one of their faces because they are black and they don’t tend to hold still, unless they are napping. I have plenty of napping photos. I like an awake photo now and then!

 

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From Facebook and Instagram

Probably the most exciting thing that happened all day. Hamlet was pleased.

Hamlet is pleased.
Hamlet is pleased.

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Graceful Kitty, 2011
black cat in sun
Graceful Mewsette has a bath in the sun.

There is nothing so graceful as a feline bath, especially in morning sun. This simple curve has long been one of my favorite postures, in fact, I did a stylized sculpture of my black cat in college in this bathing posture.

I had originally added: “Someday I’ll photograph that sculpture and post it; it’s always interesting for me to see the images and motifs that have inspired me long before I began to create artwork.” Sometimes I do follow through with my plans!

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Sweet Repose, Nose to Nose, 2013
 Sweet Repose, Nose to Nose
Sweet Repose, Nose to Nose

Giuseppe and his mama Mimi cuddle in/on that trimmer box as I attempt to get work done in the face of their sweetness. Even the colorful little ornament seems to describe their bliss.


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Oh My Goodness
Oh My Goodness

Ophelia is a formerly feral foster who came to me in September 2015. By July 2016 she was pretty relaxed, as you can see. But she is such a bundle of cuteness that she has to think her name is “Oh My Goodness”! I’ve also included the graphic I created to help promote her adoption. She does love that mirror.

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