Friday, December 1, 2023
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Daily Photo: A Perfect Summer Morning

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Princess Mimi surveys her realm.

I think it made me as happy as it made Mimi, though I wish I would have been able to step back a little farther and get her feet.

She stands at the top of the steps, where so many other cats have stood on perfect summer mornings. I know she is sniffing the air and getting a sense for what’s happening in the yard, and enjoying the sun on her fur. In a moment she’ll head directly down the steps and turn left for the garden, nibble some taller grass, inspect everything sitting on the brick patio, then proceed out to the picnic table to have a really good scratch on the bench. Then she usually heads to wherever I am, if I haven’t already joined her.

As for me, I’m so pleased to just look at Mimi on the top step, that fine petite beauty, among my lemon verbena, basil, parsley and rosemary, grown in those pots for years, handy for me in the kitchen, and my favorite coral geranium, and the yard, and the picnic table, and all the potential for an absolutely lovely day.

I didn’t have the chance to step back and get more of the scene because I was standing there savoring the moment, and the memories. That’s okay.

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One thought on “Daily Photo: A Perfect Summer Morning

  • Your joy was so much more important and special than
    any pictures you could have taken for us. How wonderful of you to share the feelings with us!


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