Friday, May 06, 2016

Sweet Girl


Sharing some photos from long ago.
Annabelle I swear cannot take a bad photo.
You always make me look good!
My sweet sweet girl.


This is Annabelle.
In looking through this particular file I caught my breath
because it looks so eerily similar
to Abby.
Even the coloring in this photo makes her 
look dark, but it's the sun and 
the angle, and it's the same spot
Abby was in the photo below.


Abby

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Thankful Thursday In The Garden


I am so fond of this maple tree.
I photograph it often throughout the season.
It is interesting to watch the cycle of renewal
and dormancy.


Ginger follows me everywhere when I am outside.
She is my golden shadow.
Last month while I was cleaning out some stuff in the
workshop she went inside with me.
NOT thinking anything of it, when I was finished I shut it 
down and went about my business.
The next morning, no Ginger.
I thought oh no where is she?
I called and called and no Ginger.
Well when I went into the workshop that next day
I suddenly heard "meow".
WHAT??
Yep you guessed it.
Ginger spent the night inside the workshop.
So, lesson learned.
Always find the cat before I close up the shop.


Purple calla lilies.


One single beautiful rose.
I don't have good luck with roses.
In fact last year I removed an entire hedge of knockout
roses. They had become unsightly, can you believe that?
How is it possible for roses to be unsightly?
But these were, believe me.
It was a massive dig out for me.
I put in more lilies of the nile, which are far far
easier for me to manage.
I do still have one flowerbed on the side of my house filled with 
about 10 rose bushes. I trimmed them down
as the start of fall and they are better looking 
this spring, but no where near how beautiful they should be.
I just don't have good luck with roses of any kind.


Ginger said you're out here that's great with me!
Ginger stays all day inside the perimeter of my yard.
She does not like being indoors.
There is a gray male that also likes to nibble on Ginger's food
that visits and chases Ginger around.
(Ginger is neutered)
He appears to be very territorial, 
The other day I watched as Ginger emerged from the wooded area
between my property and the one next door.
She was in a hurry.
Then I saw the gray male hot on her pursuit.
I went outside and called her and she came 
running back to me, so I stayed with her and made sure
the male would not return, at least for awhile.
He is a gorgeous long haired cat with striking yellow eyes.
But he is very skittish.
He likes to come up to screen door on the catio,
Jinx & Ping both screech at him
like little banshees.
He leaves, always in a hurry.
It's funny, because all of my indoor kitties know Ginger
now and they are not upset at all by her presence.
She is such a sweet girl.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Sunday, May 01, 2016

#Sundayselfies


I'm joining the Kitties Blue
over at
for this week's
#sundayselfie blog hop.
Hope to see you all there!
~Annabelle

Saturday, April 30, 2016

CATURDAY ART


Annabelle is joining
Athena Cat Goddess
for this week's 
CATURDAY ART
blog hop!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Thinking Friday


Sometimes I just like to lay around and 
think about how to solve all the
world's problems.


But then...


sometimes...


I just want to...


act and look adorable.
*Smiles*

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thankful Thursday In The Garden





The purple Calla lilies look exactly the same this year.


Mom photographs this tree year after year.
It tells the story of the seasons.
We wonder how many more we have here?


The amaryllis are strongly in bloom this season
Wistfully we wonder will we see them 
next year?


Me I don't care about flowers.
I love to play play play!
I think I wore this toy out a long time ago.

***
But we are still thankful.
Thankful for things seen
and unseen.
May you be filled with blessings too.