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Summer Heat

Three Ways To Know When Summer Ends and Fall Begins (According to the Cat)

#1. The cat is subsumed by melancholy “Oh yet to relish, to sleep, to bathe in the heat of the midday sun–” –sighs the cat Oh yet to languish, to sip, to savor a cup of catmint tea–” –bemoans the cat Act 1, Scene 1: Bay Window in the Breakfast Room. Most Beloved upon seeing […]

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Winter Dreams

Hungry Hawks and Plump Kittens

The kittens, at 7 months now, flush beautifully with their full winter coats. Poofy and gorgeously striped, they frequent the food bowl together, an inherent pecking order amongst them, one often under the forsythia while the other one eats.

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Summer Heat

Ode to Joy of Being a Cat

Scherzo. Forte. Crescendo without denouement. Succession of notes, days metered in the click-click of 4/4, key of A (for August heat), unstable and trilling, repetition the same and in measured heat, 90 degrees plus and even when not, humidity to sear the presto. 

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Journals by Most Beloved Winter Dreams

Cat Naps and Winter Dreams: Is it Spring Yet?

Winter Daydreams Eagerly await mail for seed and flower garden catalogs to arrive Bring in mail and start an ongoing (and ever-towering) stack of winter dreams Pile up all garden books, magazines, journals, and catalogs Gather a soft, snuggly blanket (preferably one that looks good against all my white fur) Get excited and open several […]

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A Cat Sleeps in Our Garden

Days fall short now, time cutting across day’s light, night coming too fast—before supper, before work can be done, before we are ready. Gardens have been put to sleep—by us, or by nature—and while inside we work by light, outside, this early darkness awakens late fall’s chill.  Against this vague, ambiguous drift of days between […]

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Paradise Lost

From the Journals of Most Beloved November 17, 2019 Sunday, cold now, but beautiful and sunny today I found a dead bird today, vertical descent and upside down in the suet round house feeder, the one under the awning and cornering the sweet bay magnolia against the house.  I found it quite by accident. Shock […]

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Tucked in ’til Spring: Must Be Winter Gardens at Effingham

Naps

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton