Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sun-induced somnolence

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Lara, my favorite feline, enjoying the springtime sun on the woodpile.

Eyes half-closed, she is half-asleep, simply resting and absorbing the warmth (the warmth of the sunbeams and of my friendship).

Hebrew has a nice expression for that state of not-quite-asleep: nim ve-lo nim.
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Yet another Lara post for Camera Critters meme.
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15 comments:

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh, she's a pretty one! Feeling a bit like her today, much to do and no time for a siesta.

Theanne said...

what a beautiful kitty!

Misty Dawn said...

Hi Sweet Lara!!! May I join you in soaking up some sun???

spacedlaw said...

She must be hot with such a thick coat!

collettakay said...

I'm intrigued to know there is actually a name for that trance like feeling :)

Here's my CC:

http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2012/04/camera-critters-42812.html

Colletta

Dina said...

Spacedlaw, Lara gets a thick fur coat for winter, but a lot of it thins out for the summer.

Eki said...

What a beautiful cat! Is she wild or domesticated?

Pat said...

What a pretty cat!

Dina said...

Eki, Lara was born wild. But she and her daughter come to a certain house in the neighborhood (not mine) almost everyday for food and petting.

Kay said...

Gracious! This is putting me to sleep.

Kay L. Davies said...

She's lovely, Dina. And of course cats are solar-powered, but I'm glad she has friends.
K

Reader Wil said...

She is adorable and a true friend.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I must remember that the next time I'm in a state of nim ve-lo nim Dina, I think pussy cats are the masters of this, they always find the best spots to slumber!

NixBlog said...

Nice capture!
IN Greek there is also an expression for this state of semi-sleep - "Laghokoimamai" - to sleep like a hare!

Pia said...

I also thought if your cat is a wild cat with this amazing fur and eyes!
She is clever, this is a nice spot to enjoy the sun.