Category Archives: Mississippi Cats

Have I mentioned Groundhog Day?

A few weeks ago, I saw “the critter” from last year that I could never figure out what it was. That was the first, and since then, only time I had seen it until the day I looked out the … Continue reading

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Good morning, rayita de sol!

Good morning from a beautiful sunny blue sky in north Mississippi. It is a little chilly out still with mid-50s, but a perfect day for doing outdoor chores this afternoon when it reaches the 60s. It is incredibly uplifting to … Continue reading

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Napping in the Conservatory

It has been 3 days of clouds and rain, so Johnny was a no show until this morning–when the sun is out full force with nary a cloud in the sky. After breakfast, he ambled over through the broken slat … Continue reading

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Studio update!

Doing the happy dance over here! After all the hidden workings (water lines, electric lines, lights, etc. were finished (the contractor’s crew did all those), J began the interior. Freezing weather and rain did not help, but he has finished … Continue reading

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Little cat feet on the concrete

The concrete crew came yesterday to pour, after excavating for the parking pad on Wednesday. And yes, of course the cats walked through it. Little cat feet indelibly stamping your presence on the hillside and the concrete Lest we forget … Continue reading

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Who sits outside in a wool scarf, sweater+sweatshirt, wrapped in a blanket, just to make a fire and drink wine?

I think you all know the answer to this question. You might be rolling your eyes, shrugging your shoulders, or thinking or saying out loud: “What is wrong with her?” Here is the deal though–I think of it as rather … Continue reading

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The view from the west: It’ll do

The sunsets this week have been particularly orange, once even casting the orange glow onto the sycamore tree. The weather has been perfect for an evening fire just before dark, Beyonce’s favorite time with me. It has been a busy … Continue reading

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A good way to start the day on Wordless Wednesday

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Where have you been, Johnny Winter?

I went out to feed Beyonce and Scruffy this morning, and then to move the Rav down to the bottom of the drive so the crew could park up here. Johnny was last seen September 23, having disappeared the morning … Continue reading

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Hope is a dog; hope is fall season; hope is a September bloom

This morning felt more like fall than since the season change crept in. There is something about the light in fall that always makes me think of a special filter on a lens: the air just looks different. A couple … Continue reading

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