Daily Photo: Not Camouflaged

Mimi is not well camouflaged.
Mimi is not well camouflaged.

Mimi may think she’s camouflaged behind this rusted flower pot, and I’ll let her think that

We had our “time out” and I photographed yet more flowers while Mimi explored under the deck, which did not make for good photos since it’s dark and so is she, but she enjoyed herself and apparently read all the latest news that’s not published in public on the forsythia, if you get what I mean.

Below she bears that same expression she had on the upstairs window a few weeks ago, typical of Mimi when someone is bothering her sunshine.

Mimi looking imperious again.
Mimi looking imperious again.

Then Boo, it started raining! So I’m sharing a few more pretty photos from yesterday. Everything is suddenly so colorful!

Mimi reclines on the wooden step.
Mimi reclines on the wooden step.

I promise I’ll share photos of the other house panthers too! Below, from last year, Mimi has a heart to heart with Giuseppe.

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From last year on this day…


Feline Conversation, 2014
two black cats
Much being said between.

I was enchanted by this little exchange between Mimi and Giuseppe. Often we watch them and think they are cute and affectionate with each other, but I know that each move, each touch, each gesture, eye movement, whisker swish, like a ballet, nothing is wasted, each has meaning in the exchange between the two. This conversation was so direct, Mimi sitting atop her box like the queen visited by her son the prince, or like the goddess visited by her worshipper, but face to face, a look, then a touch from Giuseppe to Mimi, then a glance, then a touch by Mimi for Giuseppe, then a pause, and on. At the end they looked at me as if they had no idea I was there, as they may not have.

Perhaps I’ve been reading a little too much Rumi lately, but I pulled my copy of Coleman Barks’s translations of Rumi’s poems entitled The Glance: Songs of Soul Meeting, “the glance,” this mystical experience that occurs in the meeting of the eyes of the lover and the beloved, parent and child, friend and soul mate, a little explored theme in Rumi’s poetry. From The Glance, a portion of the poem “What is the Heart”:

What is the heart? It is not human
and it is not imaginary. I call it


Below I have a slideshow of nine photos from their exchange.

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3 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Not Camouflaged

  • April 20, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Glad you and Mimi got to go outside to enjoy some Spring sunshine.
    Do you think Giuseppe was getting some words of wisdom from his momma?

  • April 20, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Great photos of Mimi, Bernadette…glad you are enjoying her right now and she is enjoying her time outside.

  • April 19, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    It’s OK if you pay more attention to Mimi right now B..you’ve had such a scare with her..The rest know how much you love them and so do your readers..Giuseppe and Mimi..I’d say Giuseppe loves his Mama..


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