Wednesday, September 25, 2013

When colors intensify....

it means fall is arriving.  When the heat of days get interrupted with cool bursts, that too for us is a sign of fall's arrival.  When light particles land lightly on the earth instead of beating down with force, that counts as fall too.  There is also the magical change in colors, which is caused by a host of seemingly unimportant factors, changes in amount of light, changes in acidity, quite a marvel indeed...

Well, fall was in the air that morning last weekend even though it did not look it.  We three had gone for a stroll in the morning. The surroundings were quiet, only little sounds of nature could be heard, truly an oddity for being in a big city in a condominium complex.

Cat boys were doing their thing, which consisted mostly of listening, sniffing, and observing.  I also think that they spend a great deal of time plotting but disguise it with their cuteness.
I was mostly observing them and the surrounding but felt rather unfocused, a frequent experience after being intensely busy for a long while.

Ollie was sitting like a Gingerella, perky, plump and pretty.  I could not read his mind but his face told me that he had a lot of mischievous plots arranged in a certain order in his head.
Augustus, the Sweet Pants, had sighted something on the wall and had the
urge to investigate.  His springiness made me snickle.
His jump startled Gingerella who instantaneously showed his Vulcan ears.  Certainly, this has to be a clever Vulcan cat but in fact he is not because he has many emotional outbursts, and we know that Vulcans are in control of their emotions.
The neighbor's geranium was particularly red, and miraculously has been the same size all summer (it is not fake),
and these leaves were particularly purple.
When colors do our emotions and and mental acuity.  This really is a state and a season to enjoy and embrace.

I asked the red one to choose a reading for reflection and he chose this:

“‎"The more we search for ourselves, the less likely we are to find ourselves; and the more we search for God, and to serve our fellow-men, the more profoundly will we become acquainted with ourselves, and the more inwardly assured. This is one of the great spiritual laws of life." 

(From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, February 18, 1954)” 

I like this quote because it states a certain truth that is mostly unrealized.  On the other hand, I suspect that Ollie bringing this to my attention means that he wants to be served platters of tuna morning and night, and I am not falling for that no matter how much I become acquainted with myself.

Cat boys sent you pawfuls of kisses with deep meaning.  Enjoy everyone!



  1. Lovely photos as always. I love the feel of fall in the air. It's wonderful isn't it? So refreshing and nice.

  2. Optimist- you have the best falls in your corner of this world, don't you? Enjoy the air and the colors...

  3. well, that ollie is a wise one for choosing that reading....
    but, like ollie [and UNlike augustus] i am not a vulcan.


  4. Did you know that this works, even if you take out the word "God"? has been scientifically proven that the best way to heal is to step outside of yourself and connect and help others....:) xo

  5. I've just copied that saying and want to read it everyday, because its so very true, and like you said, not something we think too much about. Wow. I love it.
    Change in the weather seems to change our emotions. I'm finding intensity and anxiety more so, since the weather has started "acting up". Haha.
    They say it will snow here tomorrow. But, I don't buy it.
    Those boys and your reflections...that's more like it. :)

  6. So beautiful: "...When colors do our emotions and and mental acuity. ..."

  7. marie- Ollie is a bag of surprises...really...he is ready to move in with you xoxo

    kerin- 100% agree, stepping out of oneself shows us about ourselves far more effectively than the other way around...I adore your gentle wisdom xoxo

    prairiegirl- I forget that all too readily...SNOW?!?! I believe it, it rained here over night...xoxo

  8. oh the cats boys always pick the perfect readings :-D
    I really loved this one, combined with the sweet images of fall

  9. thank you anna- when I see your name I always want to smile and get coffee and wish I were there with you...the cat boys are really good at selecting reflection pieces xx

  10. Really great quote. Glad to see your darling cats once more. Enjoy the fall weather!

  11. Those look like purple koi swimming at our feet while we stand at the edge of a shallow pool.

  12. I love the saturation of colors of this season (especially with gray skies, weird as it may seem).

    Sending hugs to you all on the coast!