Photographs and random musings from an artist living in the California mountains
Thursday, July 4, 2013
To me, Georgie! Yes, thirteen years ago today I was born!!
Five weeks later I guess you could say I was born again, when my human Dad rescued me from certain death by an evil raccoon. My precious kitty Mama, Violet, got the rest of my siblings to safety but...I thought I could whup that raccoon, so (I'm ashamed to say) I didn't listen to my kitty mama. It was a good thing that my human dad and mom came outside when they heard my kitty mama yelling at the raccoon. As my dad picked me up and my kitty mama got my siblings to safety, my human mom took a broom and she did whup that raccoon! She whupped it right on out of the yard.
I always get toys and a piece of my favorite cheese on my birthday.
It's always soooo hot on my birthday. I like to lay with my tummy up to the cool air. I think maybe my birthday is a big deal, because even humans I don't know like to celebrate it! Everybody has barbecues and they even set off fireworks. I don't like the fireworks, they're too noisy!
Oh George, no humans except Mommy and Daddy think your birthday is a big deal. (Oh, hi, I'm Miss Daisy, but you can just call me Daisy). While Georgie is busy eating his cheese and cooling his tummy, I think I'll check and see what toys he got. He's not very good about sharing so I'll have to really paw around in here because he hides his new....wait....I think....yes....
A brand new catnip sockie! Ummm, thish ish good, oooooh I justh looove fresth catnipsh....
Oh, who cares, Daisy. I have my new favorite catnip mouse, so there! And, you know what Mom says about talking with your mouth full. I'm going to take a nap now. Everybody have a great time celebrating my birthday!
And some other Wildings, big and little, who kindly share their forest with me:
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Young Steller's Jay
Common to high altitude forests all over the west
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Our task must be to free ourselves...by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. ~~ Albert Einstein
June Is Adopt a Cat Month
But, there are always strays who need a loving home - so don't shop, ADOPT! Click the photo for helpful tips on adopting.
If they breathe, they live. If they live, they feel. If they feel, they love. If they love, they are aware. If they are aware, they have a soul. ~ Williams
I love cats because I enjoy my home and, little by little, they become its visible soul ~ Jean Cocteau (That's Malcolm O'Mewy on the chair)
Feed the Hungry
I think we are bound to, and by, Nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought we know our fate is tied to the world around us. ~~ Alice Hoffman
What I'm Reading Now:
Give a Child a Book
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot
A person who collects or is fond of books. Also, a person who immediately feels safe, happy, even euphoric, when holding a favorite book.
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Where there is tea there is hope - Pinero
Boulder Bay, Big Bear Lake
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Lake Gregory, Crestline
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Click to visit Lake Arrowhead
A Favorite Quote
"I don't want life to imitate art; I want life to BE art." Carrie Fisher
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. ~ John Muir, from "The California Mountains"
I'm three-quarters Native American (Oglala Sioux and Cherokee), and one-quarter Northern Italian. I live in a little cottage with my furry "children" in a beautiful mountain forest where we enjoy daily visits from the little wild creatures. I love animals (you probably guessed), books, photography, tall trees, clear lakes, rain, snow, tea, the moon, and creating all kinds of art.