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!


  1. Nothing sweeter than a kitty paw. I like to rub them and watch them spread! A beautiful reminder of nature from Emerson. The best to you and the lovely cat boys!

  2. Dear Sanda...great to see you, it has been a while...being in nature surrounded by cats, isn't that pure bliss? : )

  3. "It occurred to me that we three were enjoying the very same." I loved this line :)

  4. Keith- you must know animals well : )

  5. Amen to the healing power of nature and the kisses of furry pawed creatures! Xo`s

  6. We are currently seeing quite a different side of nature: harsh, unforgiving and handingout tough lessons. The rain, the snow, sleet and ice left us physically paralysed but spiritually and emotionally very much awake.

  7. A glance here, a peek there, orangey fluff and black stripes to remind us of the moment. Of how simply 'noticing' what's around you, can bring calmness and satisfaction. To remember to look up and be thankful for the color blue. ;)

  8. love the paw views.
    and the glimpse-in-green views.

    sending you love and starlight and a hug….

  9. ShannonAnne- lovely to see you and you DO have incredible nature around you xx

    Ana- I heard (actually read on your blog)- my goodness, nothing like nature's fury to let us know where we stand, it is like an awakening, isn't it. Hope you are dry and warm and safe. xx

    prairiegirl-we do practicing noticing...I even try to notice license plates (kind of goofy, huh?) Sending you love xx

    marie- I can never tire of paws...thank you for the love, starlight and the hug xxx

  10. Kitty kisses are not appreciated by germaphobes! Not caring much about germs, I LOVE them. My husband, on the other hand . . . And only a cat-lover can appreciate kitty-breath. Smiles and a happy day to you!

  11. So good to "visit" with you again. It's been too long. Your junior cat boys, their paws and their very presence. Love, love, love!

  12. Anne- you are so right...years ago I would be one of them until got bitten by kitty love,,,,thank you for visiting and telling me that you too are a cat lover xx

    Grace- it has been a while---why are we so busy, why don't the cat boys do the blog for me? Sending you love