Spike William is our new kitten and he was born January 30th, 2013.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

PhotoHunt Theme: Self (yourself or part of you)

The theme this week is "self (yourself or part of you)" so I looked through my pictures and found any pictures of me were taken by other people. Actually there are not a lot of me as I usually take the pictures! But then after trying to take a good picture of my eyes or of my hands, I remembered some pictures that I had taken of myself, which fulfills the theme for today.
In October, my husband and I went to the Botanical Garden and it was very warm and sunny out and noticing my shadow, I took a picture of it. My head is not really that big and round - I had a big brimmed hat on to keep the sun off of my face! The umbrella in the corner I received for renewing membership - it didn't rain, it was just hot out! So there is a part of me: my shadow.
Then I found another picture of my shadow that I had taken when we went downtown to the Oyster Bar. You can see that it was a lot colder in March as I was very much bundled up! As always, you can find more Photohunters here!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

PhotoHunt Theme: Shoes

The theme this week is "shoes" and I have always gone barefoot as much as possible. When wearing shoes, I have my flat, black mary janes, my highest of heels and my running shoes. But my shoes all come off fairly quickly so I thought I would highlight my husband's shoes. He has been wearing desert boots since he was in 6th grade!
This picture was taken today when we were at a local microbrewery and we were enjoying the outdoors listening to a band. I looked down, after taking pictures of the band, and saw that desert boot and knew it was my second Photohunt picture for shoes.
I had first thought about my daughter's wedding shoes for the theme today. She wore a beautiful renaissance type white gown and had found this pair of boots to wear for her wedding. She had always said that she wanted to wear boots for her prom and she did, so it followed that she would want boots for her wedding also. I was over at her house at the beginning of this year and she had just cleaned out her closet, so I took a picture of her totally organized closet. No, she doesn't take after me in organization! Anyway, there were her wedding boots in the top right corner so I cropped that picture for today's Photohunt to show off her beautiful wedding boots. As always, find more Photohunters here!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Cat Art and A Bunny

Last Sunday we went to an Art Fair that we attend every Mother's Day at Laumeier Sculpture Park. I couldn't take pictures of any of the art in the boothes, but this huge cat was near the center of the park. It is called "Ricardo Cat" (1999) and the artist was Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002). She died at the age of 71 after designing two sculpture gardens - one in Tuscany and one in California. Laumeier Sculpture Park had commissioned her to create a large scale sculpture for the Children's Garden here. After it was restored in California it returned to our park this Spring. The Missouri Botanical Garden is having an exhibition called "Niki" which is a collection of 39 pieces of her work now through October 31st. I haven't been there yet but I am looking forward to seeing it this Summmer.
(Click on the picture to see the details.)
China Cat & Willow naturally did not go with us to the Art Fair
but they were quite happy patrolling their porch,
after we got home from the Park.
Yes, they found another bunny!
I think it's funny how the bunnies never seem to notice
that they are being watched very closely by two cats!

Don't forget the Weekend Cat Events:
The Friday Ark at The Modulator.
Weekend Cat Blogging is at Chey's Place.
Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos #45
is at Bad Kitty Cats Journal.
Carnival of the Cats #218 is at Artsy-Catsy.
And, of course, head on over to the Cat Blogosphere
for all of the latest cat news!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

PhotoHunt Theme: Candy

The theme this week is "candy" and my memories of my Grandfather always included hard candy. I think he started carrying hard candy with him when he quit smoking. Now, I don't even remember him smoking so that was quite a long time ago! The candy was usually red and white striped peppermint candies and yellow butterscotch candies, both of which I still love today! ~~~~~Continue the Saturday Photohunt at tnchick.com

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wednesday Doodle Mad

Doodle Week started Thursday.
Here is where it started if you'd like to join in!
Today is Doodle Mad.
I don't think that you would want to make this cat mad...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tuesday Doodle Abstract

Doodle Week started Thursday.
Here is where it started if you'd like to join in!
Today is Doodle Abstract.
I wasn't sure what to doodle so I just started doodling...
This is what I came up with. What a shock, it features some sort of cats!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Monday Doodle Daydream with Cats

Doodle Week started Thursday.
Here is where it started if you'd like to join in!

Today is the 5th day of Doodle Week.
And guess what??? For Manic Monday Not The Mama is going to donate Fifty Cents for everyone who posts a doodle of a cat today and leaves their linky on his post to help with Cat Friends Helping Friends! I am so glad to participate in this event!
We are so proud of you, Not The Mama!

Monday is Daydream Doodle and here are the things that I used to doodle...Here's China Cat...Here's Little Willow...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday Doodle Flower/Plant

Doodle Week started Thursday.
Here is where it started if you'd like to join in!
Sunday was Flower Doodle
and then Plant Doodle was added in
so I guess that I have not so much a plant as a tree
and a few flowers involved.
They all grow from the ground so I guess that it is all good!~~~~~
This picture is based on what they had to do to the Bradford Pear Trees in our area. Bradford Pears tend to have their branches broken quite easily. They were used in the parkways a lot which is also where the electrical wires are hanging. So last year they cut the trees to allow the electrical wires more space?!!?! Is this the best thing to do?!?!?!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Saturday Doodle Animal

Doodle Week started Thursday.
Here is where it started if you'd like to join in!
Saturday is Doodle Animal.
I thought about lions and tigers and bears
but it took so long to do my Doodle Jungle Lion
that there will be no tigers or bears today!

PhotoHunt Theme: Share ANY Photo You'd Like

The theme this week is "share ANY photo you'd like" and I found this to be hard because I have so many photos and how can you pick the best one??? Well, since it's Mother's Day tomorrow I have been thinking about flowers so my pictures this week are some lovely flowers blooming - one with visiting bees! ~~~~~ ~~~~~

Friday, May 09, 2008

Friday Doodle Monster

Doodle Week started Thursday.
Here is where it started if you'd like to join in!
Today's theme is "Doodle Monster" so, being a cat lover, here's my Cat Doodle Monster:

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Thursday Doodle You

Doodle Week started today.
Here is where it started if you'd like to join in!
The theme for the day is "Doodle You" so I did!
I love Merry Go Rounds and there is an historic one near us.
Last time I was there was with two of my nephews.
They had a great time and I took lots of pictures.
It's a beautiful Merry Go Round
with all different kinds of animals, not just horses.
I, of course, rode on a tiger!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

PhotoHunt Theme: Time and Weekend Cat Blogging #152

The theme this week is "time" and this was difficult in many ways. I thought about the watch and the clock and then all of the other versions of "time" and I decided to pick a few. In the garden I have a sundial. It is probably not positioned so that it tells the correct time but I like the way that it looks in the garden. This little timer belongs to my husband. He got it from his Grandfather. He told me that his Grandfather always kept it on top of the television set. But now we keep it on the mantle.The first thing I thought about what is happening with time is that it is "Tea Time" as I love to have my tea every day! For the theme, I did make myself a cup of tea and had a little tea party with the kitties. So, it's not really tea (China Cat & Willow had kibbles in their teacups) for the cats anyway, it's still a nice break called "Tea Time"...
For more Weekend Cat Blogging Cats,
it's time to go visit Kashim and Othello who are the hosts this weekend.