Monday, January 4, 2010

Light ...

As I sit here, having the first sip of my meowning coffee
I notice that the light that came from my living room is gone
Yesterday, I took the ornamental shiny things off
Wrapped them in cheery tissue papers or
in their own designed boxes
They are now in the big box.
 Waiting to go upstairs to the attic.
I know things have to end.
I liked having coffee with my twinkle lights
Mr. Boatman even took down all the outside lights.
No brightness coming in to visit me from the den windows.
This darkness that is wet, can only be heard.
The light out on the brick post echoes the unknown.
My dog does not.
 She brought in the moisture.
So, until the dark becomes light,
 I will walk around in this
Dark place
 until the lights appear from above

And, for your de light of the day ...
Photos of the cats enjoying the Holidays ...


The Creek Cats said...

Great post and wonderful pictures!

janis said...

I too have boxes waiting to go up the attic. however, I decided to keep a couple of ornaments out all year. They are sparkly and make me smile. Also a couple of the Hallmark ones that belong to my daughters have been kept out, sitting on a shelf. Makes me think the girls are closer (away at school). :)

Anonymous said...

We miss our stuff too! There's nothing to whap now! Well, Happy Mew Year to you all!!!

Darlene said...

Beautiful pictures. I miss the pretty lights too but I don't miss trying to keep Midnight out of the tree and away from the ornaments!

Lucy the Cat said...

Awww...nice post. It's a little bittersweet putting away the Christmas decorations for next year. The cats look so cute!

critterlover said...

Look at those sweet kits. Al looks so handsome on your other blog too. He looks just like my Big Booty Boo looked, happy guy.

It is the dark time. Time to light candles if you can. Bring back the light.

Anonymous said...

Hate to take the tree down..ours is still up.

Cat said...

Ah, but with the winter solstice comes the promise of light.
Here comes the sun du dn du du...

ButterBean said...

sounds like you have been busy ... put thoes kitties to work

Anonymous said...

We think that YOU are sweetness and light!

Busby and Raymond said...

We miss our Christmas lights too. But we noticed that at 4:45 this afternoon it wasn't dark outside yet. Spring is coming, the days are getting longer!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Our cats sure know how to enjoy Christmas from the lights to the trees to the paper to the ribbons to the ornaments. They show us just how to enjoy the moment☺

Webster said...

I like the idea of leaving up some white January lights; I'd call them snowlights. They would help cheer things up until the sunlight catches up (yes I've noticed it's staying lighter a bit longer - but it's going to take awhile before it makes a difference in the coldness). So, quick, before they make it up to the attic, pull out a string or two of cheery white lights.

P.S. My kitties are enjoying their Whicker Lickin's ... a lot!

Brian said...

The light on your furs is totally pawsome!

LunaKris said...

Cute kitties! It's always sad when the decorations are put away.

Sammy and Andy said...

Loved the pics....we miss everything too....sigh.....we really think there should be a law that the tree and lights should have to stay up all year. :)

Noll's Nip said...

It is sad when the lights have to come down. I'll be putting Christmas away this Saturday.

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals