My kitten hides under the apple tree, he's been giving me trouble, both kitties have been. Shadow come home limping last week and according to the vet, he was probably hit by a car, poor thing, but he's (miraculously!) absolutely fine! And my fearful black and white Spooky has become very wild and stray over the summer, often not coming home for weeks. It seems when the children are away, the cats will play! The cats and the mice, I mean. The minute my children leave for school the cats think, hmmm...what can we do to keep her busy? I know, they just want love and affection. Last night I got a lovely mouse, thank you, Spooky.He looks so peaceful but it's deceptive, in reality he's dreaming of new, crazy and dangerous cat adventures!
It's this time of year I get a little melody from the Hansel and Gretel opera in my head .... the part where the children are wandering through the forest searching for fruits and mushrooms. "There stands a little man in the wood alone, He wears a little mantle of velvet brown." In German his coat is "purpur rot" which I would translate to purple red, not velvet brown, but of course the song translation has to rhyme. My husband and I spied the first big red & white polka dot mushroom (correctly known as amanita muscaria) on our hike in the woods yesterday...a perfect specimen (too bad I didn't have a camera). We also saw a busy squirrel scampering around and a graceful deer leaping across our trail. I do love it when that happens!
Lovely wishes to you