Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Friday afternoon cat circus

Yesterday, as the Sabbath Queen* was about to come in, I allowed myself to sit down on my friends' bench and just get quiet, like the land itself gets quiet just before Shabbat.

Furry friend Lara seemed to be practicing for a cat circus.
First she did a balancing act.
Oi, is she a tightrope walker?!

Is this a handstand or the beginning of a cartwheel?
I'm happy to share sweet Lara the Acrobat with Camera-Critters and the lengthening shadows with Shadow Shot Sunday.
Shabbat shalom.
*Oh, and if you are curious about the Sabbath Queen, here is a real eye-opener.


Birdman said...

Thanks for the memory jog... I had forgotten about the 'maple people'. hahaha! What a beautiful countryside you reveal in your blog.

Michele said...

Thank you Dina, for your visit. You always make me smile. It is looking so green in the photo. I miss the green and warmth. So cold, wet and icy. I welcome days of sunshine and greenery. Take care, my friend.

Reader Wil said...

Such a beautiful cat is a true performer for a circus!
I read about the Sabbath Queen and found it a very interesting ritual I had never heard of it before.

Birdman said...

The 'maple people' still abound with friends like moose, deer, mountains, and little kids etc.

Rob and Mandy said...

He's beautiful!

VP said...

Lara the Acrobat is a great attraction...

Dina said...

Birdman, yes, it's green in the hills, but we could use some "maple syrup trees." :)

Michele, and here I was admiring your dreamy photos of snow-clad mountains.
Wishing you a good Epilepsy Day today. I am wearing a purple scarf in your honor.

Wil, a lot of the Shabbat HaMalka stuff was new to me too.

Rob and Mandy, whaddaya mean "he"?
Lara is a lady-cat!

VP, I don't know what I would do if Lara ever left the scene. She is such a good friend.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a privilege to watch an acrobat work out!


Said Shadow, “I do wonder why,
When there is no sun in the sky,
I must disappear;
I’d like to stay here
And never again say good-bye!”

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Aztec Altar

Rajlakshmi said...

thats adorable :D whatta a lovely cat :D loved the tightrope pic :D


Cynthia M said...

What a clever cat you have! Love the olive trees in the background, timeless...

Kay said...

You certainly have talented cats in your area. I love your circus performing cat photos! Great job!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Love the last shot!

My shadows, have a great weekend!

Pietro said...

I like this funny sequence!
Happy Sunday, Dina!

Francisca said...

This is a lovely spot to watch Lara's show and be quiet, Dina. I'd love to view the kabbalat shabbat ritual one day. With candles lit, the table set and the beds made, let the good Angel say, "May it be Your will that the next Shabbat should be the same."

Hey Harriet said...

What a delightful set of shots! Each made me smile! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Thanks for the link:


is a fascinating website.

Sabbath Queen adds such a human element to the perspective of Sabbath!

Kathe W. said...

nice capture of the cat and her shadows!

foto-sh said...


Cassie said...

Hi Dina. Lara makes a super acrobat and ShadowShot as well! Have a good week ahead.

Marie said...

Beautiful country and photos. I need to show the cat to my friend Giulia :-)

Eki said...

Hahahaha ... what a cute and funny series of squirel acts you captured in these photos!

I like the commentary you make too. It makes me smile.

Eki said...

Oops ... it's a cat! And cat a acrobat, not a squirel's. (I was so fixated with the pictures.)