Daily Photo: Mimi in the Cat Book Library, and a Beautiful Morning

Keeping watch on the books.
Keeping watch on the books.

Mimi took her turn in the cat book library today, watching the neighborhood out the door. She fits purrfectly in that little spot. I’ve been planning to put a shelf there so the books don’t get worn since everyone likes to spend time there. Below is another view of Mimi, but the cat tunnel in the mirror isn’t so nice. This is all after we had a nice adventure out in the back yard, below that.

Mimi on the books.
Mimi on the books.

Mimi loves her “real” cat tree out in the back yard. I still haven’t had the last section of the wild black cherry tree removed. I hope to get it removed now that the weather has finally turned warm, and we hope it stays that way. But until then, we have to visit the tree every day.

Standing with tail.
Standing with tail.

My camera decided to focus on the grapevine as Mimi was walking along, but I like the way it looks. It’s Mimi in her favorite space, kind of dreamy, part of the environment.

Walking through the forsythia.
Walking through the forsythia.

While Mimi was exploring her favorite spaces, I was exploring mine with my camera. It was a blue and yellow and green morning. I am so happy to finally have flowers to photograph.


What other photos have I shared on this date?


What’s Out There?, 2017

What’s out there?

I have no idea what we are intently watching but I just whispered, “What’s out there?” and Mimi turned slightly and whispered, “Murf”, like, “Shut up.”

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Tortoiseshell Camouflage
Tortoiseshell Camouflage

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