Daily Photo: Bella and Basil on a Beautiful Morning

Nice.
Nice.

As Basil and Bella enjoyed each others’ company in the warm sun at the top of the wardrobe I enjoyed them with my camera. Basil was insistent about bathing Bella, which is kind of a dominance thing between cats, but Bella puts up with it from him. They are as close as a brother and sister could be.

Below, there are lots of whiskers waving around.

Lots of whiskers.
Lots of whiskers.

And now Bella might thing that’s just about enough.

That might be enough.
That might be enough.

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This is actually from Wednesday when we had some SNOW.

What Mimi thought of this morning’s snow.

What Mimi thought of the snow.
What Mimi thought of the snow.

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What other photos have I posted on or around this date?

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Black and White on the Garden Path, 2016

Mimi walks down the garden path.
Mimi walks down the garden path.

There’s just something I love about this photo of Mimi walking away from me on the garden path. I asked her to do it so I could see what kind of photos I could get. She was such a good girl that she not only walked away from me, but she paused at the end of the path, and then turned around and walked back to me, just as if she’d read my mind, which I know she does.

We are stuck inside today with cold and wet and snow, not too much snow, but Mimi and I have gotten used to the warm sunny afternoons, and I’m disappointed I can’t work in the garden. But it’s spring and more warm sunny afternoons are on their way.

Mimi walks back.
Mimi walks back.

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From Facebook and Instagram

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Lazy

Lazily watching lazy snowflakes on a lazy Sunday morning. Basil.

Basil lazily watches lazy snowflakes.
Basil lazily watches lazy snowflakes.

Ready for My Closeup

I’m ready for my closeup. Basil settles happily under all the lights as I set down a clean white board and turned on all the lights to work in my studio today.

Basil is ready for his closeup.
Basil is ready for his closeup.

Window Silhouette

Now Bella is in on the act. Well, I needed a break.

Running out of names for these silhouette photos. Sometimes I like the photographic shortcomings of my smartphone, like its inability to handle contrasts and losing all the detail in the lighter areas.

Bella pauses for the purr-fect silhoutte.
Bella pauses for the purr-fect silhoutte.

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Mimi’s Tree Branch, 2016

Ahhh.
Ahhh.

Mimi loves to rub her face on things, especially outdoors. This stubby branch left behind on her branch is a favorite, just the right height and placement, and very sturdy for a lot of good face rubs.

I have been trying to figure out how to bring Mimi’s branch indoors. It’s connected to the mulberry tree which toppled over in an ice storm a few years ago and this dead branch is the only thing keeping it from lying down on the ground. It’s a nice long branch and not too big around, good angles for kitties to climb and scratch. I don’t have a single room big enough for it though. Below, Mimi stands on the next level and rubs her face on a small knot left behind from trimming.

Mimi on her branch.
Mimi on her branch.

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From Facebook and Instagram

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How many black kitties?

How many black kitties can fit in one sunbeam?

It’s Mimi, Basil, Mewsette and Mr. Sunshine.

How many black kitties?
How many black kitties?

 

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Wordless Wednesday: We’re In Your Way, 2015

We're in your way.
We’re in your way.
The whole scene.
The whole scene.

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Wordless Wednesday: Killing Me Softly, 2016


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