Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Royal Cat Castle

The following photos were taken earlier in the year when my son's cat, Hunter was still visiting.

Welcome to The Royal Cat Castle!

Benny watching
Ummm.. excuse me, Ben. What part of Cat Castle did you not understand?

Skitty sunbathing
Skitty (Prince Purrsalot) reclaims his throne.

sleeping Zephyr
Zephyr (The King of Relaxation) would prefer the royal boudoir.

hunter up
And Hunter (The Prince of Pounce).. he just wants everyone to know that he's king of the castle.

sleepy Zephyr3
Unimpressed, Zephyr opts to doze, once again.

hunter down
The Prince of Pounce readies himself to leap from the tower - evoking fear in the kingdom.

hunter jump
But he's just young and restless and bold and beautiful (soaps, anyone?), and there is no need to usher him to the dungeon (this time).

The sun pours through the castle oriel, and all is well, as Prince Purrsalot and The King of Relaxation lounge about the courtyard.

skitty boy
Day is done.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

We All Shine On

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.
~ John Lennon

So, I'm sure you've figured out by now that I can not resist snapping photos of our sunrises. Those I don't sleep through, that is. I have far more sunrise and moonrise images than I could ever show at the start and end of a blog post so why not find some good quotes and just post a bunch of them here? Kind of get it over with all at once. So I'll do just that. I hope you enjoy those great orbs in our beautiful sky. All of them were taken long before the cold weather settled in.

sunrise foggy morning6
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
~ Rumi

red moon rising3
The moon is friend for the lonesome to talk to.
~ Carl Sandburg

foggy sunrise with bird and boat
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
~ George Washington Carver

red moon rising2
The moon rested right above the mountains, a place I call home.
~ Daniel Wallock

foggy sunrise through the screen
The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it's here is up to us. Journey wisely.
~ Alexandra Elle
(Taken through the window screen)

orange moon2
The moon is at her full, and riding high, Floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep tonight.
~William C. Bryant

foggy sunrise with jay and loon
This far north the sun was up, although very low, riding through the mountains as if looking for something it lost on the ground.
~ Craig Childs

orange moon
It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.
~ Galileo Galilei

sunrise foggy morning5
The Sage's Wish: Like Sun, from the East, may you continue to rise, smile and shine.
~ Ogwo David Emenike

orange moon5
The moon in her chariot of pearl.
~ Oscar Wilde

foggy sunrise with boat4
Universe is the Sun watching its own self.
~ Dejan Stojanovic

red moon rising8
Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly.
~ Khaled Hosseini

sunlight crashes
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

"You owe me."

What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.
~Hafiz of Shiraz

red moon3
The peaceful splendour of the night healed again. The moon was now past the meridian and traveling down the west. It was at its full, and very bright, riding through the empty blue sky.
~ H.G. Wells

I'll have more photos ready to rise and shine before you know it.