Friday, July 29, 2011

Hey! There's a World Out There!

I've had enough flowers to last me the rest of the month. It's Friday, time for a brief poem and a breath of fresh air: views of the countryside from a ride we took a while back. Above, the scene from the window space of an old garage we came across. Below, its workbench, looking nothing like mine at home. It's much cleaner than mine.

And the garage itself in situ:

Next, a weedy young vineyard marches up to a hill.

Now, a quick commercial break for a poem in exactly 55 words, including the title, so I take part in Mr. Knowitall's Friday Flash 55 festivities. I wrote it while taking a break on Tuesday from the slavery of all those flowers I've been drowning in the past two weeks (see posts below if you've missed the drama).

Cat, Lying on Hassock

Look, Mom, how I fit
between your legs, how
my front paws play
the piano of your toes
and the snake of my tail
flows slowly up your thigh.
Let me soothe your feet
with the rake of my teeth.
Let the work
go mind itself.
It only seems to call.

(This would be the cat in question, Kate, a lazy soul if ever I saw one:)

And finally, a parting shot of the western hills as we head home again.

So go visit Mr. Knowitall for more brief breaths of fresh air.


Brian Miller said...

ha...playful kitty...the piano of your toes...nice...

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Sweet!! :)

Magpie said...

Makes me want to go out and get a cat! Happy Friday.

Anonymous said...

Love the cat's pose (and prose)... reminds's me of what I swear is my daughter's theme song (Bruno Mars, The Lazy Song).

"Today I don't feel like doing any-thing, nothin' at all..."

Purr-fectly arranged in fifty-five words :)

Monkey Man said...

Cats! Go from that moment of cuteness to biting you on the ankle. I'll take my dog any day.

Love the shot of that old work bench. Well used and a story in itself.

Mama Zen said...

Cats give the best advice!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Wonderful...and cute kitty cat!!!

G-Man said...

Awww Chris...
Playful kitties abound at G-Man as well.
I loved ALL your pics today...WOW
Thank you so much for thinking about me today. You are always a touch of class to the Friday Funfest.
Loved your 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End!

Alice Audrey said...

I love the pictures, especially that last shot.

- Alice

TechnoBabe said...

A nice cat friend to distract from the pressure of work. Very nice poem.

I personally like old barns and old garages. You got some really nice pictures while on your drive the other day.

Steve E said...

I love old barns with windows, work benches, situ-ed midst unmowed hayfields.

MEEEEEOW...story ain't so bad either.....

e said...

Lovely pose!

Olivia said...

Beautiful words.. awesome pics....
hugs xox

Syd said...

Great photos. I like old buildings. The cat looks so comfortable as only cats and dogs can.