[ A view from the ground, looking up through tall Ponderosa pines. The sun barely peeps through a cluster of branches, and many of the needles are brightly lit. ]
I spent some time just laying on the ground, looking up through the trees, & it was … it was just gorgeous. They shimmered as the sun shone on the needles & the wind moved everything around; I tried to catch it on video, but it just didn’t come out right. It was very soothing to lay on the ground & just BE.
Course then Loiosh came over & stuck his butt in my face, because that’s how THAT goes. Continue reading small beauties: sunsparkles edition
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby, stands amidst a cluttered pile of branches from a fallen Ponderosa pine. Most of them are bigger around than he is, and he looks pretty small. ]
We took a Woods Day on Sunday — it’s SO good being able to get outside more often! — & the boys found a big fallen Ponderosa to climb around on. Continue reading cats: big fallin-down tree edition
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby wearing a green harness, is caught midstep on his way down from on top of a rock. ]
I spent a lot of time working on faery home decor, so the boys kept themselves busy. Lotta sniffing stuff, lotta rolling in the dust, lotta napping. Loiosh went up about six trees, but not the one he got stuck in that time, so THAT was nice. Continue reading cats: sniffin & diggin edition
Okay it’s more a ‘slightly mysterious tree arch’ than a looking glass but that sounded better.
I asked Loiosh if we should go through …
[ A small tree, trunk maybe three inches in diameter, arches across the path; Loiosh, an orange tabby wearing a green harness, stands just on this side, both forepaws on a fallen log. ]
& he said YES WE SHOULD. Continue reading cats: through the looking glass edition
[ A tiny green plant, maybe an inch across, made up of several stems covered with weensy ferny leaves. ]
It is spring! There is greenery! Continue reading small beauties: everything but the tree edition
[ Two tall Ponderosa trees rise near a stone fire circle. Behind the fire circle is my van. Loiosh, an orange tabby, sniffs at the ground beneath the trees. ]
It’s always good to get out into the woods. Loiosh found a good spot to sniff, & stayed there for a WHILE. Continue reading cats, TREATS edition
[ A close view of a Ponderosa tree; the outer layers of bark are scorched black, but much of the black has broken away to show the orange-tan bark beneath. ]
The fire here was older than the fire at the last place I looked. How much older? No idea. I’m still learning this stuff. Continue reading small beauties: purely ponderosas
[ Major Tom, a big grey tabby wearing a purple and black harness, is squatting on a big stump, glaring at the camera. Tall trees rise in the background. ]
I got two, count em, two good Dramatical Posing shots on Woods Day. Everything else came out looking like this. Continue reading cats: dramatical posing fail edition
[ A grove of tall Ponderosa pines, rising over ground covered in pine needles. The sun peeks through the trees to the upper right, and sunbeams pierce the air. ]
I don’t know how to express how good it was to be back in the woods. I don’t … have the words for it, for the restful shade of the pines, the resinous scent of the air, the tiny, near-inaudible chuckle of water. The rustle of reeds & needles, the cry of a raven circling above.
… yeah okay I guess that was some words. Continue reading small beauties: trees, water, & poky things edition
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby, is standing on a small wooden table, looking to the left of the camera. His eyes are green. ]
Loiosh spent most of the time after we finished our walk napping in the sun while I worked on jewelry, but I did get a good pic of him standing on the pendant I was trying to make. Continue reading cats: tables & chairs edition