Friday, January 20, 2012

Photohunters: Animal and Bliss

The animal below (male cardinal) finds his bliss in the warm bath after I get the ice out.
Although I have started keeping my backyard fence closed so the feline animals don't interrupt the aviary animals bliss on my deck, the feline animals still find bliss with my front yard bird baths.
Many animals find their bliss in my yard and on my deck.
I used to tell the cats to go home but I don't bother anymore although I do try to make sure the birds have some protected areas, especially in the winter.
Since I encourage birds to make their home in my yard, it's not a surprise that the neighborhood cats also arrive for a little bliss.
One of my neighbors told me he knew I took care of the birds and that I shouldn't worry about their cats because they weren't hunters. His cat below showed his reaction to that naive statement.
For the most part I do think the birds can find their bliss without too much danger from home fed predatory animals.
The animals with jingle collars announce their presence.
The blissful animals that fly have an advantage due to maneuverability.
The animal below seems fairly blissful hanging out with my inanimate bird.
All in all I'd say my yard provides bliss for a variety of animals, and hopefully the hunters don't get too many meals from the prey.
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Sue said...

I love the photos of the cardinals! Were my Mom's favourite birds. Great collection for both themes :)

Unknown said...

That sure is one blissful post :-D
I love the first Cardinal photo, the way he seems to thaw in that warm bath :)

Annie said...

I love your collection of photos, Carver. You neighbors have some great looking fluffy kitties, and you are nice to let them hang out at your place. My cats are indoor-only and they love to sit in the window and watch my bird feeders.

Happy weekend!

Sallie ( said...

Can I come and live in your backyard for a little while? ;>)

keeyit said...

Lovely animals playing blissfully at your backyard~

eyesonme2world said...

I have my cat to always gives us blissful moment~

LifeRamblings said...

great collection of photos. the animals are adorable.

YTSL said...

Great photo essay, Carver. Would have thought that cats and birds together would not make for bliss but you did a good job showing that they at least can both separately enjoy the same facilities you set up in your backyard! :)

Luna Miranda said...

i love each photo--both the birds and cats are gorgeous! i'm glad that the beautiful birds are protected. i hate to think the furry creatures had a cardinal for lunch.:p

upto6only said...

they seem to enjoy what they're doing.

here is mine:

happy weekend

Berto and Kwala said...

You must have a very inviting yard for the animals to troop there. Nice Bliss entry! =)

gengen said...

Wow they all pretty shots you did a good job taking pictures of those animals. Visiting from SPH!

Trekcapri said...

Hi Carver, you have a really cool blog. It looks like your deck and yard are very popular hangouts. I love your photo collection of the colorful birds and beautiful fluffy cats. They all seem to be very blissful.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Kim, USA said...

Awesome photos. I think the cats are waiting for something to fly a little lower hehehe.


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Great photos! You have to be quick with the camera to get all of those cardinals... and of course the laughing hunter :-)
Thanks for joining The Saturday PhotoHunt.
I hope to see y'all next Saturday... and bring your Fluffy!

Gattina said...

Adorable ! all pictures ! and what a combination cats and birds, lol !

Rambling Woods said...

I would find bliss in your yard...I am sorry to see all the cats as they kill even when not hungry, it's in their nature....

Furries said...

Great photos of both the birds and the cats. My cat Raven's blissful morning was spent indoors, watching hummingbirds. We have several bird feeders in the yard and always worry about the neighbor cats who seem drawn to them.

BlueShell said...

LOL...felines and birds do not usually get along peacefully!
I really love the photos...Well done.

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