Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cat-ch Up


I took this the other day during a rain storm and wanted to share. This might be my favorite picture of Eli. Thankfully the tacky plastic is still up. It makes a beautiful backdrop and blocks the wind and rain so we are all - cats, dogs, lambs and people - warm and dry and able to create beautiful pictures. We've needed it this spring.

We have some of the nicest cats. Every evening when I go sit out under one of the pine trees to watch the boys play, be their jungle gym and then their comfy bed, all four outdoor cats come with me. And Iris and Weaslie too, but you kind of expect your dogs to follow you.

So there we all sat last night - Brushy on a nearby fence post, Eli rolling around on the grass (he didn't know I was watching), Comby checking out the tree stump and Claire Bear just out of sight behind me. We did have a brief baby bird incident, but I hollered "Drop it!" and Eli did and I was able to rescue a too young robin and put it back in a safe-ish looking tree. We also got to see our Blue Heron fly home.

We consider him ours - he fishes in our back pond. He flies in every morning, stays all day and then flies home each night as darkness falls. In the city you might time your day by a factory whistle; out here it's the heron passing overhead. I would love to catch a picture of him flying over, but it's always too dark. I've tried to sneak out to the pond during the day, but he's too wary. I painted him to my best guess in the banner (that's what that is and why it's there ;-).



Brushy - the nightwatch

"Spend the [evening]. You can't take it with you." Annie Dillard.




13 comments:

DayPhoto said...

What a beautifiul post! You have such nice cats, and I love the life you live. Although, I know it is B.U.S.Y. you always find time to slow down and interact with your land, animals, and birds!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Griffox said...

haha...I know the feeling: sitting in the shade with the cats, dogs, goats and goslings all enjoying each other's company. I love living in the country. The only thing missing is a few little lambs. :-(

Denise said...

What lovely photos of your feline friends and catching Comby against the sunset was magical. Your farm life has won a place in my heart. I'm particularly fond of orange male cats. We had our old Bob (orange tribe of tigers)a previous feral cat who adopted us and passed away last spring. Another stand in has come our way a buff colored male named Honey Boy. It isn't the same as the true orange personality who are members of the orange cat clan :-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Those orange cats... ;-). Are you familiar with the lolcats site? And that the orange cats are poison?

It's http://icanhascheezburger.com/ and you may have to search the "dictionary" for the orange cat references.

Enjoy!

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

Am so happy that I found your blog, just love your pictures, have to check in and get my cuteness for the day,love the little lamb pictures. Keebler is the cutest lamb I have ever seen!!

Danielle said...

Your kitty looks REALLY confortable in the first picture. Great job on all your photos! They are awesome!

Dana and Daisy said...

Daisy, a strctly indoor cat follows me to the edge of the front door and sits and watches me. Last night I fooled her and went to the back door to come in. She was still sitting there looking out the front door! ha ha!

the neighbor's cat follows me around. Cute when they are your own, annoying when they are not.

Flat Creek Farm said...

I enjoyed my visit to your blog... very nice! It makes me smile to see others happily living the country life. We have herons here also, and I sure would love to capture one w/ my camera as well. Your artistic version looks very realistic to me. BTW, love your artwork also! -tammy

Alice said...

The grey furry Eli next to the purple pansies with the white porch background makes for a stunning picture of contrasts in texture but an overall sense of peace. Comby is in charge of the nighttime duty, still ever alert in the descent of a peaceful night, a great mood contrast. Fine, fine pictures!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Poor Brushy - he gets no respect ;-).

Alice said...

My apologies to Brushy! I do hope he can't read!

dibear said...

Great story, love the pics of Eli. Careful Kebs will get jealous. :):)

Far Side of Fifty said...

That photo of Brushy is just awesome.. I love the colors in the background! Awesome the way you take care of all the animals that wander your way..way to go! You are one impressive lady! :)

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