Saturday, July 4, 2015

DANTE IN BLOOM

These are some pictures from last summer.  Dante is in the front garden mingling closely with the blooms.


 Dante looks speCATular in royal PURRple!


 PURRhaps it is due to his royal lineage (or in his case, his royal LIONage).


This one is simply titled "Dante in Bloom".



Thursday, July 2, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

DANTE THROUGH THE SHRUBBERY

These are pictures of Dante taken through holes in various plants and shrubs.  He was taken totally unawares at first.


Very lion-like is he here! 




And then he starts to clue in, as the little ladybug catches his eye. 



 Through the vines he looks simply divine!




 But when he peers through the clover, 
the game's finally over!





Well, at least if there's ever a medical emergency, we can hook him up to the IVY!




Sunday, June 28, 2015

DANTE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS!

Dante just adores nature, and nowhere is nature more all-PURRvasive than in the woods behind our house.

There he can commune with all sorts of wildlife -- the birds, the butterflies and the odd hedgehog. (He likes the 'odd' ones better because of their offbeat sense of humour.)


Maine Coons love to play with water -- especially running water.  Our woods culminate in a ravine with many small natural waterfalls babbling softly -- just idyllic for our Dante!


Not only are the woods popular with Dante, but Dante has made quite the splash in the woods!
It's a very symbiotic relationship.


Or, in Dante's case, quite SIMBAotic!



In a clearing in the woods, there is a small meadow replete with wildflowers and insects, of which the butterflies are once again most apparent.  It's the best place by far to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.



Imagine a world where butter flies -- life just doesn't get any better!

Friday, June 26, 2015

DANTE AS GARDEN ART

Dante loves the garden, and especially the pink weigela bush.

 As he lies there he becomes a living, breathing part of it all.


 Dante is the ultimate garden art!



"Art thou satisfied now, Mama?"



"Prrrrrrrrrrr!"

DANTE: LILAC A RUG!

Here's Dante lying on the garden path surrounded by lilac.


Who would have thought that lilac would have complemented him so much?



Lilacs never lie.