Daily Photo: Artful Considerations

Artful Considerations
Artful Considerations

Is Mewsette having creative thoughts? Well, she is a Creative Cat! I love using the window and the vase of brushes as a backdrop. The sun is streaming in and reflects off my white drafting table so Mewsette is well illuminated. What an inspiration.

From Instagram

Hamlet is VERY long and slender, especially when it’s hot.

Hamlet long and slender
Hamlet long and slender

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Out in the Yard With Mom, 2017

Mewsette carefully watches her mom.
Mewsette carefully watches her mom.

Mewsette carefully watches Mimi choose and eat a blade of grass. I guess you’re never too old to learn from your mom’s example as Mewsette demonstrates.

The two girls headed for the lush and dewy back yard.

Mewsette sticks close to mom at first.
Mewsette sticks close to mom at first.

Later, Mimi found the picnic bench for a sunbath…

Mimi has a sunbath after teaching Mewsette about eating grass.
Mimi has a sunbath after teaching Mewsette about eating grass.

…and Mewsette found a tasty blade of grass.

Mewsette successfully finds a tasty blade of grass and eats it.
Mewsette successfully finds a tasty blade of grass and eats it.

Later still, Mewsette simply looked absolutely beautiful…

Beautiful Mewsette.
Beautiful Mewsette.

…while Mimi worked on her tan.

Mimi works on her tan.
Mimi works on her tan.

Yesterday, when I ran out of time to post, I shared a buttercups photo of Mimi, “The sun came out.”

Later in the day when the sun moved over the house it came flooding the dining room window, causing a group sunbath.

The gathering.
The gathering.
Four very happy housepanthers.
Four very happy housepanthers.
Basil tries to figure where he can fit in the sunny window gathering.
Basil tries to figure where he can fit in the sunny window gathering.

Also, looks like our home decorating squirrel has been at it again. Pillow stuffing is gone, pillow cover tangled in the tree. Squirreled again.

The squirrel tried to drag the pillow cover up to his nest again.
The squirrel tried to drag the pillow cover up to his nest again.

 

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Bella Just Can’t Be Any Cuter!, 2016

The feet in the air and...no head.
The feet in the air and…no head.

I just can’t figure out which photo is cuter! I decided to post all four.

Bella was totally enjoying herself in the grapes box with her new favorite mousie, the tiger stripe, now that she has banished the violet mousie for some infraction (I keep finding it stuffed behind the cat tree).

First it was the paws in the air that I saw from the corner of my eye and quickly got a photo—hind paws in the air, front paws in the air, and the mousie where her face should be! She was tossing it in the air and catching it!

Then she got distracted by a bird outside the window…

Looking around a bit.
Looking around a bit.

And then she saw me stand up and look into the box, and that was even funnier!

One green eye.
One green eye.

Once she realized I’d seen her she was all about putting herself back together, but I saw her in action!

Time to get out of here!
Time to get out of here!

I’ve been off of posting for a week again, but I’ll be starting up again this weekend. I had two huge design jobs in here at one time, and while I usually schedule around that I had no way of reorganizing things this time. My library will be 115 years old on May 1, and that’s been a pretty big deal to prepare for and to celebrate this weekend, one of the big projects.

Also, Hamlet and Ophelia are finally really exploring and getting accustomed to the household instead of hiding most of the time they are out, which is most of the day, and are no longer frightened of me with my camera. They needed some supervision since I didn’t want them to revert to being traumatized by things like loud noises or unexpected encounters with the other cats. I’ll update on that this weekend!


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watercolor of black cat on windowsill
“Studio Window, Autumn”, 5.5″ x 8.5″, watercolor © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I love to watch the change of daylight in all seasons, the pale greens of spring and dark greens of summer, the yellow, orange and red of autumn and the bare branches against the dark green of the spruce, and, of course, my cats. Today, first, Mimi joined me and sat on the windowsill to have a proper bath in preparation for an afternoon nap on my lap, and a little later Mewsette joined us and sat to watch the birds in the trees. They both sat in the same spot, but Mewsette is bigger, but Mimi turned her head the right way. So this is both of them. Read more, and purchase.

Bernadette

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