Tuesday, April 16, 2024
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Daily Photo: Morning Birdwatching

Morning Birdwatching
Morning Birdwatching

After Bella, Sienna and Mr. Sunshine finished their breakfasts and baths they settled down to watch the birds have their breakfasts.

Different view.
Different view.


Photos from previous years…

Private Conversations, 2017

I'd love to hear what this conversation was about.
I’d love to hear what this conversation was about.

A new box was on the cabinet by the window and ones and couples and threes took turns looking at life from the new vantage point. Basil was quiet and happy for the afternoon. Mewsette came to settle next to him, not a typical pairing, but purrhaps Basil is maturing and less likely to try to start a wrestling match with Mewsette, who does not wrestle but loves to play chase. Both were purring, in any case.

Then Mewsette, ever vigilant, gazed out the window to the front street. She appears relaxed, so I know the neighbor’s kitty was not sitting on his porch looking into our house.

Mewsette keeps watch while Basil sleeps.
Mewsette keeps watch while Basil sleeps.

I also shared this photo on Instagram last week with yet another story to tell, one of the days I was framing and getting ready for my show. I like some of the Instagram filters, but photos from my smartphone always disappoint. But it sounds very much like today.

Apparently it’s the sort of a day where it’s hard to stay awake. It’s very dark, there are piles of cats here and there, and no one has been supurrvising me while I race around with a billion details on a busy Monday with internet issues and get ready for my show.

Private Conversations
Private Conversations

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At the Sign of the Crossed Tails, 2015
two crossedblack cat tails
I’ve been seeing a lot of this lately.

I’m not sure if it’s actually some hidden communication, like a secret handshake or a…tailshake, but I’ve been seen a good bit of these crossed tails lately. Not sure if I should worry, but then perhaps it has nothing to do with the feeble-minded human anyway. They are probably teaching Smokie and Bella things I’d rather not know. Above is Mewsette and Giuseppe’s tail, below is Giuseppe and Bean.

two corssed black cat tails
And on another day…

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Wordless Wednesday: Pensive, 2013
 Pensive Mewsette.
Pensive Mewsette.

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Where’s Dinner? 2012
four black cats
Mewsette, Giuseppe, Mr. Sunshine and Mimi say, “Where’s dinner?!”

Election results? What about dinner?

We don’t always understand our mom, but we can usually get her to focus on things that are important. But this is one of those days when we are losing! We are hoping for dinner very soon, but she’s playing with her computer again.

I don’t even have a television, I check things on my computer, but I have a computer in each room. I’ve been a little distracted today—voting is essential to a democracy and I hope all of you who are US citizens voted today. I was also filled with memories of other election days, my mother, older relatives, all of whom proudly cast their vote and whom I accompanied to the polls in later years, and all of whom are gone now. I wrote a post on my photo blog “Today” when I came back from voting, “A Party on Main Street”, that might explain a little more. (Should have shared this last night!)

For now, I’d better feed these cats, or I’ll be the loser!

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Sienna watches me in her own special way.
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