a nest, cats etc.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

oh my, cats, gorgeous light, vintage bedding in the chocolate brown nest / omg ! a bloom, a bloom bedroom geranium / air traffic controller / vintage pillow slip / Bleet helping me out with some typographic collage / itty bitty sweetie / breakfast at my desk - western omelet & clementines / thought bubble above Oliver's head - "errrgggghhh she's sleeping in MY bed. I want to puff up like a racoon, torment & tease her then beat her up but I'm not allowed -so I'm playing it cool … for now - hehehe" / adapted from this wheat free Martha recipe / Virgil deep in thought ? in his penthouse pad / heaven-LY

Do you wake up as I do, having forgotten what it is 
that hurts or where, until you move? There is a second 
of consciousness that is clean again. A second that is you, without memory or experience, the animal warm and waking into a brand new world. There is the sun dissolving the dark, and light as clear as music, filling 
the room where you sleep and the other rooms behind your eyes.

Jeanette Winterson


  1. Geraniums in the windows are a very special treat this time of year. What is it about the perfect profiles of cats? They look so serene and innocent. Lovely collage, m'dear.

  2. Awesome photos! And what a view from your window!

  3. Cats do have a way of owning you. If I am a little tardy with the daily cleaning of the litter box, Ms. Gracie starts pitching a fit! It's like I am at her beckon call! When I hear that meow it's like yes, ma'am, I'll be right there!!

  4. Hi Galestorm - it's funny I was just telling someone the other day that this house is owned & run by 6 animals, 4 cats & 2 dogs and they have 2 human pets - if you only the half of it ;-)

    Thanks John ! it is a perfect view, especially with a few cats in the foreground

  5. That's an interesting question from Jeanette Winterton. I have exactly the opposite: I wake and for the most fleeting micro-moment, am awash in misery - a hangover from all those years at (over)work - before the flooding in of realisation that it won't ever be like that again, and that my life is tranquil and happy. I think I prefer it my way round, really.

    Lovely cats - why does one rarely take an unflattering photo of a cat? Wish the same could be said of me!

  6. Thankfully Rachel I don't often wake with that feeling Jeanette so eloquently describes anymore either but reading that paragraph, those feeling are so deeply imbedded in my memories, those exact feelings come flooding back … chased by much gratitude.

    Love to you & the team. Please tell Millie that Mr. Oliver is becoming more handsome & dashing by the day ;-)

    xoxo Susan & les Gang

  7. Your nest looks so inviting dear Susan, wonderful images of cats with their own beautiful expressions.
    Love and hugs to all!
    xoxoxo ♡

  8. Your house has a wonderful vibe. Love that window, geraniums and cats. Your desk with your work in progress is a fascinating peek into your creative imagination ...


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