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January 19, 2015 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Light just right

She was never going to tell.

And was confident they were too lazy to discover.

Cat  and rainbow. All rights reserved. No permission granted. Copyrighted

Cloaked in a rainbow. Touched by a greatness that makes up for all the accommodations one must make for lesser species, RC Cat welcomes the morning.©

Each morning – in that hush – when time seems to hang motionless – She moves into position.

And waits.

When the star and planet align, it happens.

Gazing unblinking, She sends a message to all her being: This is Olde Wisdom. Soak it in.

The color of life.

The warmth of existence.

All that is needed to sustain us.

And if the stupid staff would quit with the restless feet, the peace of morning meditation would be complete.

Observing still life,

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

Cat wearing rainbow. No permissions granted. all rights reserved. Copy righted.

What secrets is she reading as she looks into the rainbow? ©








  1. easyweimaraner / Jan 19 2015 1:44 pm

    that’s true…. all the wisdom and to listen to the silence will disappear when that staff runs around… have you discovered the secret of the rainbow?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 19 2015 3:21 pm

      Restlessness seems to be the source of human problems. And they keep running to look for rainbow’s end. The elevated species do what they can to make them paws. Thanks for curling up over here with a comment. Paw waves!


  2. Kate Crimmins / Jan 19 2015 2:15 pm

    I think that she is thinking how she can get that human to stop moving around and enjoy the moment!


  3. Paul / Jan 19 2015 2:39 pm

    Excellent photography Phil. You do realize what you have captured here don’t you? That cats have mastered Faster the Light (FTL) interstellar travel. Absolutely – this is one of the most carefully kept secrets. In fact you can see a video of the use of this power at Nyan Cat . This is the short version – the long version is 10 hours long and there are various other versions as well. All of them show cats traversing between the stars leaving a rainbow behind them. Now, of course, there has to be some way for cats to charge up in order to use this power. You have caught the charging in process – RC cat absorbing a rainbow for later use as thrust in travelling to the stars. Now you may dismiss this as poppycock but check out the views. It seems that evey cat in America has watched this video as it has 116 million views and the 10 hr version (extragalactic travel is much longer)has 35 million views.

    Excellent post Phil and excellent investigative photography. What you have uncovered will surely change the path of the human race.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 19 2015 3:30 pm

      Now if the electric car companies can mimic that charging process…but it’s bound to be elusive knowledge for more developed species….
      Great links…RC Cat is mumbling something about “…not meant for human eyes…there will be repercussions…”
      Don’t worry – I won’t tell them you know. Thanks for adding a shining comment.


  4. shoreacres / Jan 19 2015 2:49 pm

    Sometimes, all that’s really required is an, “Ohhhhh…. pretty.” And it is. Of course, the best news is that rainbows mean the sun is around, somewhere. Here’s to our three days of it before the gloomies descend again!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 19 2015 3:35 pm

      Oddity- the sun has be just at the right angle to hit the beveled glass…and there has to be sun. Looks like I missed the memo on weekend bush and tree trimming. Usually do that SuperBowl week. Gloomy is right – one weather model has the coldest weather of the year coming in next week. Hope that moderates as the Molly will be having a sleep over with the German – and the back yard is already a mud hole…and towels constantly being washed.
      Meanwhile, better enjoy this weather while it lasts. Thanks for beaming a comment over


  5. RAB / Jan 19 2015 3:38 pm

    Wonderful photos, phil. Sir Isaac Newton would have been thrilled to see the prism’s rainbows so gorgeously deployed. By the way, I just read down the list of “RECENT POSTS” on the right-had side of the page…and thought I was reading a poem. Try it! It’s distinctly phil and very evocative!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 19 2015 3:44 pm

      The sun and earth have to be just right for the beveled glass to throw rainbows down the hall. Growing up we had a Victorian cut glass lamp with hanging prisms that was placed where it would catch light. Best decorating idea ever.
      How intriguing about your discovery. Titles have always been important…that unintended sequence? Subconscious quietly constructing? Now that’s a thought. Thanks for pointing that out. Always enjoy your visits


  6. Ally Bean / Jan 19 2015 3:39 pm

    Charming. Nothing better than early morning stillness to focus a person… or a Queen such as RC Cat. Considering all that she puts up with each day, I’m sure that she needs her rainbow-prism time to stay centered. 😉


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 19 2015 3:51 pm

      HRH was a tad annoyed to be discovered. Had to stretch for the phone/camera without any motion to alert her. She is so touchy about personal photos without permission. She allowed a couple but immediately demanded breakfast – and a fresh mousie – as staff was awake and doing foolish things.
      Thanks for appreciating the still.


  7. EllaDee / Jan 19 2015 7:24 pm

    RC is the perfect beneficiary of the power of the rainbow light, and repository for later transmission at her discerning discretion:)


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 19 2015 11:17 pm

      Each one of those fluffy hairs is quite absorbent. Hopefully she’ll share! Thanks for a glowing comment


  8. jannatwrites / Jan 20 2015 3:09 am

    Great photos! Stillness is good for us, but around here, the cats have mastered it while I’m still a novice 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 20 2015 3:19 pm

      We are lucky cats are so patient…and persistent tutors. Thanks for quietly adding to the comment basket


  9. E.D. / Jan 20 2015 10:02 am

    love the photo, and the words are quite mysterious and beautiful.. Eve


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 20 2015 3:23 pm

      Glad you found something to tickle your brain. Things around here aren’t always as they seem. Curiosity, wonder, and a sense of humor are recommended accessories. Appreciate your kind words. Thanks for adding some light comments!


  10. PiedType / Jan 20 2015 6:28 pm

    Basking in rainbows. Surely it’s a way to absorb happiness, wisdom, serenity. We should all do it.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 20 2015 9:52 pm

      It was just at the first light – a time of mysteries and secrets. Thanks for coloring a comment to leave


  11. heretherebespiders / Jan 20 2015 8:22 pm

    I’m very much enjoying seeing your own photos! You are definitely getting the ‘eye’ for the unsusal!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 20 2015 9:53 pm

      It was still pretty dark and I don’t know what woke me – unless it was some magic spilling over. Thanks for sneaking a peek

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  12. jmmcdowell / Jan 21 2015 11:35 pm

    Yes, we humans tend to forget the magic and wisdom to be found when being stationary. We have much to learn from RC Cat!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 22 2015 1:54 am

      It was early. She was perfectly still…and it was so hard to reach the phone, move the covers without disturbing. Barely managed to snap it. She does hate unscheduled photo sessions so. Thanks for exploring the wonder.


  13. Kourtney Heintz / Jan 22 2015 9:04 pm

    Love how you juxtaposed the images with the words. Really intriguing that the rainbow is on her.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 22 2015 11:14 pm

      That was one of the oddest sights I’ve seen. Was worried she’d get annoyed and move before I got the picture…She does hate unauthorized photos. Thanks for the colorful comment


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