Today was a sunny spring day, temperatures in the 50s, just right for some work in the garden. I decided to play hooky from everything but work around the house today. After doing a load of laundry I put on my work clothes and headed out into the yard. Most of the leaves had been cleaned up already, but there were still a few areas where the wind had blown them and they collected under the bushes.
I was startled when I heard a rustling and a familiar "meow" coming from under one spirea. Gomer had made a cozy nest in the leaves that camouflaged him perfectly, the leaves being almost exactly the same color as his fur. So this is where he had been hiding!
A warm spot in the sun, well protected underneath the branches of a bush, in a soft bed of leaves that hide him and let him sleep in peace. I didn't have the heart to clean up the leaves under and disturb his bed. Clearly, by the indentation, it looks like he's been sleeping here for a while- his only refuge from the energetic kittens who refuse to leave him alone while he's in the house.
For some reason seeing this little space of his made me want to take a photo. I like knowing now where Gomer sleeps when he's outside, knowing that it's safe, warm and comfortable. A perfect secret hideaway.