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Daily Photo: Happy Summer!

Mimi on the chair.
Mimi on the chair.

I photographed Mimi on this chair so many times through May and June exploring the chair and the flowers and trees and Mimi, trying to find what we felt about this composition. I think I found the one that represents best how we feel about this theme. Of course, the buttercups and forget-me-nots are long gone, but they still share the coming of the new season.

Happy Summer Solstice!

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What other photos did I feature on this date?

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Happy Summer, and Going to Work, 2013
black cat in garden
Mimi is looking forward to lots of mornings patroling the yard.

Mimi is looking forward to many lovely mornings in the garden. We hope you enjoy the longest day of the year, and get enough sleep on the shortest night of the year!


five black cats on desk
Evening at my desk.

Today was “Take Your Pets to Work Day”. Well, you see my pets at work with me every day, so what would be different about today?! Nothing, really, but here is a photo of their before-dinner nap (kind of an inexact panorama) as the sun is going down behind the houses across the street, all tucked in among my stacks and baskets and bins; Mimi awakens, has a quick bath and goes back to sleep. Soon they’ll awaken and let me know it’s dinner time, no matter what else I have planned. I enjoy the daily course of events just as much as they do. They make my day complete.

I had originally planned a post with photos of my cats “going to work with me” through the years, but there were soooo many I had to stop. I didn’t want to use them all, but couldn’t decide. Maybe next year, or maybe I’ll sprinkle them in on other days.

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Separate Dreams Together, 2012
monochrome photo of two black cats cuddling
Giuseppe and Mewsette cuddle but have separate thoughts and dreams on a summer afternoon.

You’d think they’d be keeping a distance from each other in this heat, but Giuseppe uses Mewsette for a pillow, his arm draped over her waist, Mewsette cuddles against him. Guess it takes a lot more than 94 degrees to make these siblings get some space.

Decorative photo edge applied, and “Underwater” photo filter applied in Photoshop to make it feel cool.

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Are you convinced yet that you need to adopt a few black cats…during Adopt a Cat Month!

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!


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3 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Happy Summer!

  • happee summer guys tho we troo lee wish it wuz fall….we due knot like de hotz sew much ~~~~~ ♥♥

  • bluemoonalone

    2016 Bernadette???..I didn’t realize Pittsburgh was so far ahead of our time pics as always..

    • I have no idea where that came from! It was supposed to be 2013!


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