Snoozing cat

Snoozing cat

Crow

Crow

Snow goose

Snow goose

Merry Christmas Eve

December 24, 2016

Folk art angel cat

Folk art angel cat

Purrfectly Happy Reading

August 19, 2016

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Neighbor's cat on a roof

Neighbor’s cat on a roof

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“I think the best vacation is the one that relieves me of my own life for a while and then makes me long for it again.”
— Ann Patchett, from “Do Not Disturb,” Gourmet, August 2006

A month is a long time to be away from home and husband.  I am glad to be back.

Photo by M. Vauterin

Photo by M. Vauterin

But before I move my thoughts back to my life here, I’ll share a few photos of cats from my travels:

Israeli cat, Gypsy

Israeli cat, Gypsy

Haarlem cat in a window

Haarlem cat in a window

Amsterdam cat with cool bow-ties

Amsterdam cat with cool bow-ties

Another Holland cat

Another Holland cat

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ideal of Calm

January 7, 2013

Jellybean looking out of our dirty window

Jellybean looking out of our dirty window

Jellybean through the window

Jellybean through the window

“The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.”
— from The Journal of Jules Renard, edited and translated by Louise Bogan and Elizabeth Roget

It's in the eyes

It’s in the eyes

Watercolor sketch of Jellybean

Watercolor sketch of Jellybean

 

Enough, with Cat

October 2, 2012

Our cat

Jellybean

What It Takes
by David Budbill

Enough
of a house
to keep
the bugs and rain
out
in the summer,
stay warm
in
in the winter.

Books
a few
musical instruments,
a garden,
silence,
some mountains,

maybe a cat.