Templeton loved his outside time and if he wasn’t exploring the sights and smells of the backyard, he’d usually sprawl out in the grass for a catnap. But he also liked being in high places and couldn’t resist the occasional climb to higher elevations to survey the kingdom. This was especially true if I was enjoying a bowl of cereal at the table, he’d wait until I was distracted and then the sounds of slurping would bring me back to attention, Templeton face down and going to town on the milk.
Oh how I loved you little one.
A picture from 2005, Scout sitting in front of the purple irises that used to grow beside the porch. I eventually moved them since we needed to walk where they grew, but at least they provided a nice colorful backdrop for a portrait of Scout.
Another experiment with Sam behind the lavender, in this one he’s actually watching a squirrel in the trees above. The picture isn’t quite what I hoped so I’ll try again, but it will have to wait, the bloom isn’t off the rose(s) but it is off this lavender.
One of my experiments with Sam behind the lavender, one of his squirrel watching spots (squirrel watching is a Sam specialty). The lavender was transplanted from a nearly dead houseplant and is now thriving in the backyard.
One of the things I’ve been playing around with this summer is taking pictures of the cats hidden behind plants. This is Scout earlier in the summer in one of her favorite places in the backyard: behind the tub of catnip.