Observe life at its best, Listen to life’s songs, Embrace life’s bounties, Breathe the breath of life, Savor life to its fullest!

Reblog: Greatpoetrymhf’s Weblog

Sometimes it is not necessary to write a new post; just listen to your followers for their inspiration is what often inspires you!

Greatpoetrymhf's Weblog


Do you ever wonder at the miracle of you?

Think about all the joys, 

 the struggles, the laughter,

and the lessons you have  been through.

You are a miracle.

A bright and shining star.

Now you share your joys and lessons with others.

I love you as you are. 

You teach me so much laughter

You share your strength time and again.

I love the way you talk about dancing in the the rain.

Do you ever wonder at the miracle of you?

I have seen your beauty at  least a thousand times….

You are a miracle to me….in all you say and do. 

View original post


Reblog from brucelouisdodson:

We probably have all at some point in time gone through a move to a new location or perhaps many moves. Some of these with and some without pets. For those who have moved with pets, how often have you truly thought about the ‘thoughts’ of your pet during this time? You know, it can actually be very traumatic.

“With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?” – Fernand Mery Her Majesty the Cat


                                   A Rainy Day in Seattle

I’ve found a nice warm spot to nap, but it’s a gloomy rainy afternoon and I’m having a bad hair day. It’s been over forty hours since my last grooming and I’ve got a snarl between my shoulders I can’t reach. The woman of the house has been in constant motion, peripatetic the humans would say – running up and down the stairs, taking stuff out of closets and stuffing them in boxes. I’m starting to dream about boxes, they’re everywhere. I’m not even curious about them any more. I just wish they’d stray in the same place for at least a week. Is that too much to ask?

She’s gone past me three times as I write this, last time with a load of laundry. What is her problem with odor? Now what? She’s back again, and with the cursed wind…

View original post 315 more words


More to follow from Buckminster & Amber ~ Bruce Louis Dodson, On Leaving America


News Flash!

It’s happened again! I can’t believe this! I knew what was coming up. I saw the prison boxes come out. Amber’s is canvas, black with two small meshed windows, sort of like a burka. Mine is plastic with chrome steel bars across the top. They know I can fight my way out of a paper bag so they’re playing it safe. I was also playing it safe. The best place I could find to hide was behind the big easy chair in the living room. I was fun watching the humans look for me. Where’s Bucky? Bucky . . . Here kitty kitty. Forget about it!

They nabbed Amber pretty easy. I could tell she was confused. She’d been upstairs and hadn’t seen the prison boxes. Then they found me. I made a run for it but got chased down . . . took both of them. Bipods…

View original post 540 more words


More to follow from Buckminster & Amber ~ Bruce Louis Dodson, On Leaving America


To tell the truth I’m really not that in to writing. It’s too much like work. I don’t do work. I might chase a mouse or swat a fly now and again, but that’s about it. Of course I spend a lot of time preening. A girl’s got to take care of herself or no one else will, and I want to be taken care of. I was born to be taken care of. That reminds me, I should to have my nails done this week. Buckminster hates to have his nails cut. You need to have sharp nails to climb trees, he tells me. Right. Like I want to climb trees.

The State of the Street

There’s a neighbor cat, a street cat really. Tom, his people call him when he’s late for dinner which is fairly often. He spends most of his day chasing birds and comes…

View original post 343 more words


Thank you, Penny, for the essence of catnipoflife!

The Why About This

Experiencing Life

The simple truth is that your life experiences change your perspective on how you look at things.

Sometimes drastically! Your choice to learn, gain wisdom and move on or be caught up in the past with memories of unfortunate happenings that will prevent you from going forward.

The Secret of Life – Living it!



Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend, Penny

Copyright © 2012 by Penny l Howe

View original post


The science of nature is absolutely fascinating! Next time you see an insect you just may have a different view after this reblog.

Make sure you did not forget to visit Tustel Ico’s insect series before leaving.

Make Something Mondays

Post image for Macro Photos of Insects Covered in Water Droplets

David Chambon has always had a passion for wildlife photography, and that passion shines through in his stunning series of dew-covered insects. For more amazing insect photography check out Tustel Ico’s insect series. You can also see more of David’s work on his website.

macro dew covered insect photos (1)macro dew covered insect photos (2)macro dew covered insect photos (3)macro dew covered insect photos (4)macro dew covered insect photos (5)macro dew covered insect photos (6)macro dew covered insect photos (8)macro dew covered insect photos (7)macro dew covered insect photos (9)macro dew covered insect photos (10)

View original post


When I encountered this post (quite by chance I might add), I knew it had to become a part of catnip. I do hope you enjoy and laugh until your sides hurt. . .I did!

Adonis Diaries

The 25 Most Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions

On a lighter tone, I laughed at these sleeping positions:  anywhere is a good place. The Frogman posted these pictures 3 months ago.

1. The Full Situp
To achieve the full situp, you must begin with the genuine intention of exercising your abs and promptly fall asleep midway through the task. This position is extremely advanced and not recommended for amateur sleepers.

2. The Awkward Spoon
The goal here is not so much intimacy as it is the socially uncomfortable sharing of a physical space with someone. Bonus points if your arm falls asleep but you’re too embarrassed to move it.

3. The Semicircle
Tuck your tail between your legs and imagine that you are an omelet.

4. The Sunbather
The trick is to look like someone who is acting comfortable whilst also appearing extremely uncomfortable. Let’s…

View original post 436 more words


Sometimes something unusual, yet fascinating comes your way. Thanks goes to Bruce Dodson for sharing this on his blog today. Hope you enjoy!


Kaleidoscope Dreamer from Aaron Warner on Vimeo.
Model Eyeponder

“It was a time to become conscious, to give form and coherence to the mystery, and I had been a part of that. It was a gift. Life was raging all around me and every moment was magical. I loved all the people, dealing with all the contradictory impulses – that’s what I loved the most, connecting with the people. Looking back, that’s all that really mattered.”  Waking Life

Oh, my galaxy!
Light and magic
Biologic Consciousness
Stay cool in California
Lomo Lubitel Portraits

View original post


Where do you live? Share descriptions of your sunrises/sunsets.

Hot Rod Cowgirl

A few nights ago I had the chance to capture one of God’s incredible sunsets that we are blessed with out here in Juniper Canyon.

Sky Painting By God

We have a very artistic and creative God full of beauty and grace, as He paints the sky with…

Hot Rod Cowgirl

 Ever changing colors of golden orange, rusty reds, majestic purples, shades of blue  and glimmering gold.

And with a stroke of His hand…

He creates a burnished beauty in the luminous evening sky above.

And in the blink of an eye He changes it with magical colors of pinks and blues adding ethereal light.

Enchanted inspiration stirs my creative spirit…

As I stand in awe on a warm summer night.

Beauty that can only come from “Heaven” above:)

As the sky was on fire…

Ever Changing…

Moments of wonder and divine creativity….times in our lives when we can’t help but stop and take notice of the beauty around…

View original post 106 more words


Quick Post: Follow-up to Bubbles

One of the greatest perks of blogging is the wonderful people you meet on an almost daily basis. You really don’t know who or when a stranger will stop by for a visit and upon visitation leave a touch of their own catnip. That is exactly what happened this evening: I was led to Bubbles for a Cure. [Be sure to read the article, it is short and doesn’t take much time to read but is well worth it!]

Karen Ingalls is a retired nurse living in central Florida with her husband, Jim. (Um-m-m? I use to live in Florida and my husband is Jim. Already a connection. . .see what I mean?) She is a cancer surviver whose battle with ovarian cancer has been a difficult one but yet also a rewarding one. Meeting many wonderful people, learning a lot about herself, and having a deeper appreciation for life led her to write her book, Outshine, An Ovarian Cancer Memoir.

As Karen so graciously puts it on her blog. . .

“I encourage you to blow some bubbles in honor of someone you know who has or had cancer, say a prayer for a cure, and then support and contribute to cancer research.”


%d bloggers like this: