Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A hot july weekend...

A tired Augustus,
I meant to say a really tired Augustus
and a really tired Ollie taking a break from their shenanigans!
Augustus with Roman nose- he was scratched in a cat encounter and developed a bump on his nose! A trip to emergency clinic and an antibiotic injection and he seems much happier as you can see from his smile!
Sprinkled throughout the weekend were random encounters with the squirrels who have taken to dancing in front of the cat boys!
It must be the heat or the sunflower seeds that I sprinkle for them!

Sometimes two cat boys work together.
Other times Augustus chases one squirrel
up a tree while Ollie cheers on.
Then Ollie takes over the chase
and Augustus does the cheering.
In between, when no squirrels are around, August and Ollie just practice together.
I suppose there was more running around than reading and reflecting and that was fine for the weekend.

Early this morning there was promise of more heat for us all and an opportunity to read together, even for a brief moment.
As we walked down the street we were pleased to see the hummingbird far far away.

We took a moment
to reflect.

"Man possesses two kinds of susceptibilities: the natural emotions, which are like dust upon the mirror, and spiritual susceptibilities, which are merciful and heavenly characteristics.
There is a power which purifies the mirror from dust and transforms its reflection into intense brilliancy and radiance so that spiritual susceptibilities may chasten the hearts and heavenly bestowals sanctify them. What is the dust which obscures the mirror? It is attachment to the world, avarice, envy, love of luxury and comfort, haughtiness and self-desire; this is the dust which prevents reflection of the rays of the Sun of Reality in the mirror. The natural emotions are blameworthy and are like rust which deprives the heart of the bounties of God. But sincerity, justice, humility, severance, and love for the believers of God will purify the mirror and make it radiant with reflected rays from the Sun of Truth." (Promulgation of Universal Peace)

Augustus and Ollie made pawfuls of kisses with their best wishes and blew them in the air for all. Ciao everyone!


  1. action shots and non-action shots: that's life in the hot days of summer, eh?

    dust on the mirror: i love this reading. great food for thought.


  2. Two kinds of susceptibilities to ponder and two cats who made me smile
    Thank you

  3. Beautiful clouds (and cats, of course). I was also quite lethargic this past weekend!

    I just love hummingbirds.

  4. Yup I feel just like Augustus sometimes. Cats do take lounging to a serious level, sometimes I envy them.

    Here's to ocean breezes and margaritas!


  5. fox- that is life in hot summer days and it is funny watching the cats just do nothing as the squirrels parade in front of them : )
    ps- I have to work very hard on dusting...oy veh!

    helen- lovely to see you..the cats and the susceptibilities have me all occupied full time!

    Hannah- thank you for saying that, the photos do not show the beauty I felt when I shot the picture of those clouds and the hummingbird...after all we live in the urban jungle and the slightest thing excites us : )

    Carolina- they are lovely even with the heat xo

    Ro-could not agree more, cats know how to relax, no reason to whiz about all the time ...stay cool and do the rain dance please xo

  6. We had a lazy weekend ourselves, with kitty boys lounging about and napping in the sunshine.

    Your photos are gorgeous, as usual.


  7. LOve the action shots M!!!
    Those guys...

  8. Susan- great to see you..I had such a list I was trying to accomplish but obviously all accomplishments belonged to the cats...sending you hearts

    Andrea- the boys are quite funny and sadly I cannot capture all their moves ... I have to learn to do better but thank you for your encouraging and lovely note, we LOVE seeing you xoxo