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Vintage Photo: A September Morning in the Garden in 1998

 September morning in the garden.
September morning in the garden.

What’s not to love? A tangled happy garden, a sleepy happy cat, lots of color and detail and sunlight.

My garden kitty, Moses, enjoys her morning nap on the bricks in the shade of the beans, mid-morning in September. I’m fairly certain I took this in the late 90s, but it stands in for any sunny morning Moses and I enjoyed in the garden. Remembering Cookie and Namir this morning while Mimi and Mewsette and I were out I remembered this photo and the one below. I think of all the cats who shared my garden, and the fact that Mimi and Moses were probably acquainted from Mimi visiting the garden and patio when the basement door was open, though they never lived in the house together.

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“Respite” is from the same day, a little later because it’s afternoon sun, and Moses is doing her big tail flap. She must have been unhappy about something, but her signs were very subtle. As a formal feral kitty her only meows were silent meows, but her tail had a very large vocabulary.

That barrel is the same one that’s in the painting “Garden Sketch With Mimi”, in the same place, with beans growing in it. Some things never change.

gray cat sleeping on bricks in garden

I have the story of Moses as my Garden Sprite in The Garden Bean. See other photos of Moses on The Creative Cat and read the story of her rescue and life.

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September morning in the garden.
September morning in the garden.

These three really have to stop this sort of thing. I have work to do and I can’t be distracted by such serious cuteness. Mimi, Sunshine, Jelly Bean. Read more, and purchase.


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