Where the birds sing and the cuckoo calls.

To begin at the beginning….

A walk, and the green lane heavy with flowers and morning dew.

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Three cats walk, to the high hill top, up the holloway path to the place where the ravens are learning flight.

Little Leopard, Lady S and the Little Bear, silver, white and gold, catching the light in their fur, sure of their beauty as they are of their footing.

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And on top of the hill the air buzzes with insects and lark song and the call of a cuckoo.

Rosie decides that she should be photographed too for she is beautiful. She has run round with a stick of gorse and a look at me, I’m a dog, look at me face. So she sits down, in among the cats.

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And I wonder, when I have such beautiful company, such rock, such sea, such light and the bird song, why do I ever wish to leave home?

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About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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11 Responses to Where the birds sing and the cuckoo calls.

  1. Annie says:

    Beautiful little leopards and tiger, and dog, too. Lovely.

  2. Sandra says:

    I simply couldn’t imagine a better way to start the day. Wonderful photographs, of beautiful cats (and Rosie too!)

  3. Jacqueline Day says:

    Jackie I love your work and I love your small, furcoated people. These photographs are amazing .. my next holiday in Pembrokeshire is due in a week and these pictures make me want to come right this minute!

    • Jackie says:

      I love my small fur coated people too. Not sure where they are at the moment. Off to clean van now. Am sure they will come and help. They like water.

  4. Liz says:

    WOW! Think I’ve been blown away by those amazing photos of gorgeous cats!! Can’t quite believe you got them all up there!! What is Karin going to say! She’ll be on the floor for the night!! Liz x

  5. Mo Crow says:

    what a wonderful tribute to your cats!

  6. Karin says:

    I don’t know know why you wish to leave home, (unless it’s to visit me of course!)
    Beauty. So much beauty. Fab hand with a camera as well as a brush!

  7. Kat_RN says:

    Oh how lovely, I am pleased. Thank you for sharing the beauty.

  8. Leslie says:

    Those cats are just gorgeous. Love the pics where all three are together. Very cool that they’ll all go walking with you.

  9. georgia says:

    so lovely to see this happening again. I can still feel the magic of that place. Why, indeed, would you ever want to leave home, when all I can do is dream about going back there?

  10. Liane says:

    Lovely photos – exquisite cats and dog. You capture the sense of adventure and exploration outdoors. Made me smile and feel happy this Saturday morning. Thank you.

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