Safety first … keeping an eye out for cats

So this two-legged creature is very nice.   They put out food for us birds – and nice food too – no shells just seed!  but then she will come out with 3 four-footed creatures.  I have seen these before and they love to chase us birds.  So I have taken to following some safety procedures.

 

1st this is this little structure that has an opening in it I can hide in.  This is very close to the food.  So I come out of the tree and hop into this opening and keep an eye out for a while.  When it is safe, I swoop in.

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then, after I have eaten my fill (or if danger appears), this same structure has a nice bolt hole I can hop into where the four-legged ones can’t get at me.

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Christmas Card 2014

So every year I have my holiday card as a photo of my cats.  This year I went all out and made a winter wonderland in the back yard.  While I was putting it together the cats were very interested – meowing inside not able to wait to get outside.  Once I got the camera up and was ready for them, I let them out – they then had zero interest — uggghh.  So the 1st photo is that of the very Christmassy set up that I did – the second, the picture I ended up with for the card.   Sometimes I wish my cats were dogs, it would be so nice to say “sit” and have them do so.  Oh well.

 

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the best photo is not always in front of you

I’m not sure where I heard that, but once I did that statement reminds me to not just look ahead, but behind and up and left and right.  And then do so again from a higher or lower level.   I love the look of this fall tree that looked very pretty in its colors looking at it straight on, but was more beautiful (to me) from directly beneath looking up.

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