Thursday, February 6, 2014

The situation room....

A very handsome dove was sitting in the branches, no need to seek shelter because his 
 ginger hunter was easily out of reach.
 I felt I had to soothe his nerves with some treats that he counted carefully
 and a little bit of coffee, which he did not care for so
 we went to the cement pond.
 In another corner I was more fascinated by the leaves,
 so beautiful that I had to show Ollie and then
 he had to think about the leaves himself.
 On the other end of the courtyard a certain jaguar-like young cat was carefully observing a bird much like a scientist would except that he really really wanted to lick its lovely face.
 A squirrel came to distract the big jaguar, and that
 he succeeded to do.
Walking around the complex I came across this cactus that I liked so much.  We may have to go and buy one.

First, the title of this blog has nothing to do with the content.  Ollie has learned a new word and he pretends that every room and every place he visits is "the situation room".

Second, we prepared this post a few days ago when the sun was shining gloriously and this afternoon, when I have the time to post it, it is raining equally gloriously.  It feels like a serious spring at the moment.

We have come to respect, cherish, love more than before, long and get sustenance from our friends.  Nothing has changed really.  However, as we get to know each and every one better we see more of their respective beauties.

There are unlimited quotes on friendship and I gave Ollie the task of finding one but until he does we three decided to enjoy this one:

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”- Emerson

Ciao everyone...may you be followed by sunshine and your favorite animal.  Kitties send love and pawful of kisses.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

following their paws here and there

The cat boys may now be referred to as cat junior youth.  They run around with fast paws and I am lucky if I get glimpses of them here and there.  Just like any mom would wonder I too wonder how these cat boys grew up so fast.

Last weekend one set of paws was found on a ledge
and the other set was resting on another ledge.
I walked around examining the surroundings, mostly the skies that were blue enough to accentuate the beauty of the bare branches.  The breeze would come in bursts bringing with it freshness from an unknown space, and a familiar swish.  I was thinking different thoughts, breathing deep the cool, dry air, deliberately,
when the fluffy orange of his coat caught my attention, and within the span of a few moments
the little head of a stripey one emerged from behind a thin plant.
It occurred to me that we three were enjoying the very same.

Nature is thin around us but we find ways to enjoy it in short spans.

We three brought to mind this lovely passage.

Nature satisfies by its loveliness, and without any mixture of corporeal benefit. I see the spectacle of morning from the hill-top over against my house, from day-break to sun-rise, with emotions which an angel might share. The long slender bars of cloud float like fishes in the sea of crimson light. From the earth, as a shore, I look out into that silent sea. I seem to partake its rapid transformations: the active enchantment reaches my dust, and I dilate and conspire with the morning wind. How does Nature deify us with a few and cheap elements! Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous. The dawn is my Assyria; the sun-set and moon-rise my Paphos, and unimaginable realms of faerie; broad noon shall be my England of the senses and the understanding; the night shall be my Germany of mystic philosophy and dreams.  ( Emerson)

May you be surrounded by nature a little bit each day and may kitty kisses land on your face during the nights.

Cat boys sent pawful of kisses and their best wishes for a fabulous February.

Ciao everyone!