Friday, April 1, 2011

On a night quite unenchanting, when the rain was downward slanting

It’s the evening of the last day of March and as I type, I’m in my favorite seat in the living room, wrapped in a wool sweater, with a blanket on my lap as I type with my chilly fingers as the rain pellets the windows.

This is not a complaint. I’m merely stating that baby, it’s cold out there. But it’s the last day of March, so it’s not like this is a big surprise.

Thank you for all the commiserating and sharing of your personal cat stories after yesterday’s post. I don’t feel so alone anymore ~ and although I know they’re a world apart from dogs, it’s still fun to share.

Elizabeth sent me a funny YouTube video that I’d never seen before called Simon’s Cats and I’ve added one at the bottom of this post.

And Hilary sent me these wonderful poems, from Henry Beard’s Poetry For Cats:

Hamlet’s Cat’s Soliloquy

The End of the Raven, by Edgar Allen Poe’s Cat

Love these, Hilary! (Please do click on her link to see some beautiful photography today).


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My husband took these photos about a week ago while I was at work. It had begun to snow.


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But it didn’t last long.


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The birds were well fed, and the squirrels were behaving themselves. Either that, or they were in someone else’s yard, creating havoc.

I think I like this bird (below) a lot, especially after viewing all of Simon’s videos. If I owned Simon's cat, I’d need a big pillow. And it wouldn’t be to throw it at him.

* gasp *

Evil me.


SNOW BUSINESS


Uh-oh. Better get a move on. The Singing Survivor Show is about to begin.

Have a beautiful weekend, all. As always, thank you for your visits, your kind words, and for your support. You guys rock.

Luv ya,
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29 comments:

Snappy Di said...

Oh, there's a teeny weeny itsy bit of evil in all of us... LOL Bwaaa haaaaa haaaa

Di

beth said...

it was beyond gorgeous here today....and like the typical wishy washy and fickle mother nature....cold tomorrow.

and i have big plans for april.

in my world, wearing flip flops is big.

Snappy Di said...

Oh,,, and totally adored 'Snow Business' flick!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i am sitting here with all the doors and windows wide open...my cats are flopped out on the wood floor..teddy seems miserable...you see...it was 92 degrees here today.....BUT...rain is on the way...what's up ?

happy to stop by today, kate
give george a hug

sending warm Spring sunshine
kary and teddy
xxx

Hilary said...

Beautiful birdie photos, Kate. And I just love the Simon's Cat videos. Thank you for the shout out.. you're too sweet.

Deb said...

I'm happy with the Idol results how about you? nice post...

Fine Lines said...

I heard on this morning's news that you all are preparing for quite a storm starting today (tonight). I write this from Santa Monica, where it was near 80° today and is just now cooling off! It is amazing to me that you are still getting hit with a storm in April!! Hope you stay warm and cozy

texwisgirl said...

love simon's cat!!! SO cute!!!

missing the mom gene said...

Love your bird photos! Still learning my Nikon d7000. What lens do you use?

Lisa RedWillow said...

How very very georgeous.
Love each little winged one here Kate.
Have a wonderful weekend also.

Karen said...

LOL... those are clever!...

Barefoot from Heaven said...

I'll send over some warm sunlight into your space my friend. Do keep it together for a bit and you'll be fine in a while when spring finally get's through.
Thanks for the wondeful pics.
Dagmar

A New England Life said...

My girls think Simon is so funny! Especially my older daughter.

Yes, cat's can definitely be annoying. Phin loves to come wake me up when I'm taking a nap if he wants to eat. Luckily our cats never go out so that solves that problem.

Nice fishing rod bird feeder. Can't say I've seen that before ; )

Country Gal said...

Wonderful bird photos. Harley kitty sleeps all day but when its time for us to go to bed thats when she runs the house like a mad cat and tosses her toys around crazt cat she is. I will check out the other sites. Have a great day !

The Weaver of Grass said...

And you rock too!

Daryl said...

Lovely birds ...

Mary said...

Oh, the bird photos are fabulous, Kate! Is it snowing there? It is here. :(

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo

sharon said...

please send some of your rain our way! we really could use it!! and you have a great weekend too. how does the 80's sound?

maillady said...

that was funny kate. look up on you tube a video called the cat burglar. sooooo very funny. true story

Sandy said...

Loved the video, Kate, and the pictures are beautiful!

Aerie-el said...

Simon's Cat Video is great!
As are the bird photos. Very, very nice.

mrs mediocrity said...

hahahaha, love simon's cat! a great way to end my night. thank you.

TSannie said...

:-)

Elizabeth said...

There are so many simon's cat videos..I had forgotten about the snow one!

Thanks for the mention...and keeping sharing those birds with us. The photos are always brilliant!

Mary Lou said...

So great to start the day laughing at a cat throwing snowballs! Thanks.
I love the cardinal photo.
Have a good weekend.

Chrissykat said...

Survivor is so much more fun to watch now that the disease that is Russel is gone for good...woo hooo! Rooting for Boston Rob or maybe, just maybe, Matt (he's kicking some butt on remption island but gets kinda holier-than-thou for me sometimes). The "Former Federal Agent?" guy is a looney-tune! Can't believe he's out there strutting his stuff in pink undies! Ha!

Char said...

my paul was in danger. that cannot happen! :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

Fantastic photos!

Lili said...

That cartoon was hysterical! Gosh I've missed so many of your posts over here! ~Lili