The sun is shining today but the wind is howling. Tumbleweeds are flying and dirt is swirling.
These images are from our last fog and misty morning. It’s the best I could come up with for a spooky themed day.
Enjoy your spooky day!
“The cat has too much spirit to have no heart”. – Ernest Menault
Matilda loved my mother. When mom came to my apartment, Matilda came out from wherever she was snoozing to get in her lap. In fact any and all cats loved that woman and she loved them right back.
I shot this sometime in ’06 after mom went through months of hefty chemotherapy treatments. Her hair was growing back in and she was feeling pretty good.
This Thursday marks 7 years since mom passed. I thought this would be a fitting shot for today’s Tilda Tuesday.
Have a good one friends!
I couldn’t see a thing this morning.
The fog was so thick and the cows somehow trailed their way to the closest meadow near the house.
Once it began to lift, the gorgeous colors of fall appeared.
The grass glittered in the sunlight and now the sun is shining clear and bright.
What a peaceful way to start the day. Have a good one folks!
A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather. – Judith Merkle Riley
Matilda has a new spot. Lately I’ve been finding her crouched by the wood stove that we just installed. She would cozy right up to it so I grabbed her bed and put it on the hearth for her. That’s her hearth now.
Not sure what plant these seeds are from but I’ve seen them often weightlessly floating across the meadows. They are like little silky snowflakes twinkling at sunset.
I see this as sort of a part II to my post in the late winter of 2012, Seeds and Silk. Might work as a diptych.
Have a great weekend friends!
Because of the frequent storms and abundance of moisture, I find myself stumbling over mushrooms down by the river. Yes, these are all peeking out of cow pies. And no, I am not picking them for myself.
I’m leaving them for Alice. 😉
When you next step in a small mammal’s guts, remember, it’s just your cat’s way of saying, “I love you”. – Author Unknown
In her younger days, Matilda brought me many surprises. A couple days before this portrait, I remember it very well, she left me chipmunk remains on the front porch. On this particular day, I rescued another chipmunk from her claws. I just wasn’t in the mood to clean up any more carnage. She appeared disgusted and wouldn’t look at me the rest of the day.
We have had some stormy days this fall, and when the sun comes out afterwards, the light is incredible. The sky is a deep blue, purple and turquoise which makes the contrast of our gold and green earth simply stunning.
We are all enjoying these little details of a Wyoming autumn. I find myself giggling with joy when I walk around the meadows. And my clients that have come out for portraits tend to giggle with joy at the beauty as well. We are cherishing these gorgeous days. I hope you are enjoying your autumn as well. Happy Monday my friends!
While taking a walk by the river I felt big round eyeballs staring at me. I followed this owl from one limb to another to get my shot. I couldn’t get any closer than this. I’ve always complained about that and they never comply. Oh well, I’ll keep at ’em. He and I both are hoping these beautiful leaves hang on the trees just a little bit longer.
Have a great weekend folks!
The lol (little old lady) got a special treat yesterday. While Patrick and a friend worked on installing our wood stove, I stacked wood onto our porch. With the doors wide open, Matilda took it upon herself to carefully step outside. And I let her.
She used to be an indoor/outdoor cat but after the many vet bills from injuries and cat fights, I decided the geriatric years will be spent indoors with me. Since I was going to be outside all evening, I thought she could enjoy it with me.
And she did enjoy it. She rolled in the dirt, ate grass and chased bugs.
She did not venture far from me and was always watching her back.
When I was done stacking wood, I looked around and didn’t see her. I walked the perimeter of the house and still couldn’t find her. So I came inside and discovered that she put herself to bed. She was curled up for the night. In the old days, I would have been hollering out for her for a half hour until she decided to come home.
The heavy, wet and chilly autumn snow on Friday brought down tree limbs and took out power all over our town and countryside for a few hours. The wind howled and it was gray and overcast into the night. But I woke up Saturday morning to sunshine and watched the neighbor’s frisky horses frolic on their snowy meadow with my morning coffee. By Saturday afternoon it warmed up so much and the snow melted as fast as it blew in. Sunday was gorgeous and I had a great portrait session in our meadows and on the football field in town. Turned out to be one heck of a playful weekend. 🙂
Couldn’t see out of my window when I woke up this morning. Roads are closed all over the state and my shoot for today was cancelled. I’m a little relieved because I was nervous about attempting to drive north where it’s getting worse. I’ll take a walk to check on the cows as soon as I can find my winter gear. It’s all still packed away.
Have a good weekend friends and stay warm!
The ladies and I are enjoying the last bit of sunshine before this arctic blast the weatherman is calling for comes through. I hope the leaves hold out a little longer for my upcoming portrait sessions this month!
A cat’s eyes are windows enabling us to see into another world. – Irish Legend
Like any kitty, Matilda loves her window seats. In fact she’s sitting in my office window as I type this.
She is 6 years old in this image. This was shot in one of our apartments 10 years ago this month.