In my yard, Spring is a time of great destruction. All manner of flying insects flit by to tease the cats. The insects escape into foliage, the cats go after them. Typically, the insects escape harm but the foliage does not.
I’m saying cats but the main culprit seems to be Leo, an excessively large feline:
Leo’s personality spans the range between goofball and doofus. Except when an insect is nearby, he is the quintessential gentle giant:
The other day I saw him body slam a sage to nab a grasshopper. The grasshopper popped away, and Leo shot through several feet of leaves in futile pursuit. He left behind a sage with snapped branches and a hole in its greenery:
Hmmm, thought I, recalling the backyard wisteria. It is mostly dense lush green, now that it has finished blooming:
However, there is one hole, with snapped limbs:
I had previously assumed that a bear had somehow entered my backyard and fallen into the wisteria, because several thick sturdy limbs are broken:
However, after the incident with the sage, Leo has become the prime suspect in the wisteria attack.
As always, even if he confesses, punishment will be out of the question. He is just too cute. Here he is cuddling with Luna:
The WP Weekly Photo Challenge wants to see “Spring“.
Hey haven’t seen you post here for a while! In fact just last week I wandered over to your blog to see how things are going… Hope all is well!
Awww. Thank you Sue! I have a high school graduation and 8th grade graduation this month, and my daughter’s wedding in July. Ever since the beginning of Spring I have been out a lot, taking pictures and enjoying nature. I haven’t had much time to check out people’s blogs.
Adorable post. Leo is lucky he is such a cutie, otherwise he might not get away with everything. The cuddling cat photo is very sweet.
Thanks! And thanks for visiting! I love that Thurman quote on your blog and wish you all the best with your recovery.