Thursday, July 20, 2017

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Summer is in full swing, hots, rain, wind. Thankfully the flooding is going away for all those who were affected.
 A wide shot of part of the day lilies in the front. They are going gang busters with blooming. Mum thinks she needs to go get some more.
 The white cone flowers in the front, the are doing good too. Mum is pleased with this plant too.
 Then we have the bee balm, and yes we see bees on the plant all the time. Do you see the bee on the flower below. Getting some nectar to eat. 
That is all for this week. Take care. Love Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday This and That

Mum has been off galavanting around with fureinds. Today she went where she could see all sorts of water. Not sure I would want to be there, but it looks nice.
 Mum's view during lunch, this is the small marina near the lake. They were on  a covered porch, nice breezes and temps purrfect.
Lighthouse, there is someone living there and they are painting pictures on the lighthouse.

She had a nice time catching up with her furiend, plus she got a quick hug from her furiends hubby too. He came home for lunch, mum says he is a fire chief! Wow, that is an important job.

Me, I stayed home and napped.

Monday, July 17, 2017

ManCat Monday

Dogs... can be made to feel guilty about anything, including the sins of their owners. Cats refuse to take the blame for anything -- including their own sins. - Elizabeth Peters

Ya got that right. We cats are purrfect. 
 So did mum stay home and provide me with a nice lap to nap on all weekend? NO! She once again went off to play with racy cars. She says she had a nice time, it was a quiet safe event. Plus once she got home, she made a nice lap for me so I got some snuggle time.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Caturday

HiYa, Ducky here. The hots and rain have moved out. Much nicer temps which means mum opens up the windows. Lots of fresh airs.

Mum has been doing her chores, which has meant bringing out the sucking monster. She is in one end of the house, I am in the other end. Or perhaps down in the dungeon. 
 Mum was sitting in the chair and let her foot down and wondered what was that soft on her foot. It was ME!
 So I jumped up to settle in on her lap and keep her company. Yeah, nice place to nap.
Happy weekend all.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

It has been wet here, lots of rain. We are safe but lots of places have had lots more rain, rivers are above flood stage, roads are closed. We are hoping that those near this are safe and be safe. Don't go driving into huge puddles on the roads!
 We had some bunnie visitors the other day. They got up close to the house as they were looking for the extra seeds that the birds and sqwerls had tossed from the feeder.
 Mum took pictures of the thistles growing. She knows she is going to have to work to get rid of them, but they do have purrty flowers and the birdies like them too.
This is a picture of our big trumpet vine which has started to bloom. Mum likes this as when she first moved here she noticed the little flitting movements. It was the hummer birds. Mum had never seen one before. So she knew then she had to get hummer feeders.

The only bad thing about the trumpet vine is t hat it is very invasive. Mum has to go through the garden cutting down the new plants that sprout all over the place. Some even in the grass that get mowed off.

That is all for now. Love, Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Monday, July 10, 2017

ManCat Monday

No man ever dared to manifest his boredom so insolently as does a Siamese tomcat when he yawns in the face of his amorously importunate wife. - Aldous Huxley
 I was just about to do a nice big yawn, but mum missed it. Not that I was bored, just settling in for a nice nap.

Mum has found my new secret napping spot. Dang, it was so nice when she didn't know where I was. One time she was looking for me, walked in the room, looked around, missed me and walked out. Next time in the room she spotted me!
 Yeah, I heard the flashy box thing go off, she found me!
 Just a nice little spot behind the bear and in front of the pillow. Mum likes to know where I am, specially when she leaves the house. I got a kiss then and she took off for where ever.
Happy Monday, have a good week everyone.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Caturday

HiYa, Ducky here. Happy Caturday. We have a nice sunny day and it isn't hot or humid, so the windows are open.

Back to normal here after a few stormy days. I was bizzy snoopervising from the front window. First they came to slop black goop on the driveway to reseal it. Then a guy came to treat our ash tree out front. We don't want to have our tree get Emerald Ash Borer, it would kill the tree.
 
 
 
Mum has been bizzy running around seeing about her green papers. Lots of meetings as she is changing her bank after 40+ years, the investments are better at the new bank, so that means our green papers works harder becoming more green papers. Gotta keep me in treats and toys!
Finally I gets her to sit down and relax, read her book. That is much better mum, just chill. Happy weekend everyone.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

We hope you had a nice 4th of July hollyday. Ours was nice, pleasant temperatures, not too humid and the noisy snap, crackles and pops didn't last much past 10 PM. That is good!

Mum would sit outside with us in the evening, reading her book. Just enjoying the outside, talking with the naybors and catching up. She stayed out until it got dark or the skeeters started to bite. 

We have flowers again. The first of the day lilies have started to bloom, that makes mum smile. Says these plants are some of the best she has gotten. Look nice and purrty flowers. Lots more of these blooms to come.
Plus these look like they will bloom sometime in the next few days as well. Mum forgets but she has 4-5 different types of day lilies planted. They bloom at different times and mum is thinking of going to the sale in August if she can.
Otherwise, things are good. Mum got the grass all mowed so it looks nice. Mum is being lazy and leaving the thistle weeds in place. Says she is seeing the goldyfinches eating from them. So she wants to leave them, at least for now.

That is all for this week. Love, Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Purrthday Mericky !

Happy Purrthday to our country, the United States of Mericky! Mum has more fingers to figure it out, says the country is 241 years old. That is a whole lot of years!
 


Happy Independence Day to our fellow American Kitties. Hope all have a great day and cellybrate responsibly and have been cellybrating safely. 


Mum ordered these special in that they don't make booms to scare kitties. They are pretty but won't scare you. Mum skips the local fireworks, says the people just get crazy. Couple of years ago there were fights, a few years ago someone lost control of their metal monster and hit people standing by the side of the road. At which point they shut down the road.   Now to honor America, please join in and sing a few songs with us. Sing them from your heart.

God, bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, And guide her
Through the night with a light from above.From the mountains To the prairies To the oceans white with foam, God, bless America, My home, sweet home.God bless America Land that I love
Stand beside her
And guide her
Through the night with a light from above
From the mountains
To the prairies To the oceans white with foam
God bless America

My home sweet home
God bless America....

My home sweet home!





O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!

America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self the country loved
And mercy more than life!

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man's avail
Men lavished precious life!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!

America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!

Monday, July 3, 2017

ManCat Monday

If a cat had a halo, it would probably wear it around it's tail. It makes a statement. - Sergio Aragones

Yeah, we cats do have style. Our best fashionista was the late, grate Skeezix. Miss that guy.

So far the local, snap, crackles and pops haven't been too bad. It is nice enuf for the windows to be open but at least near us they aren't making much noise. 
So, not doing much today. The big holly day is tomorrow. I have to get mum to work on the quiet fireworks for my blog.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Caturday

HiYa, Ducky here. Happy first day of July! A new month. Right now I am sitting on mum's boobities while I tell her what to put in my post.
First, Happy Canada Day to all of our furiends to the north. Happy 150 to you. Mericky is older but that is OK. We like your country, even if it is colder than we are. Well at least some of your parts are colder. Plus you have a much nice guy leading your country than we do. ::Sigh::

Second, our first day lily bloomed yesterday and mum spyed another bloom this AM when she went out to get the newsy paper. Yay, we have flowers again.
I have moved off mum to sit and enjoy the wonderful day we are having. Sunshine, nice breezes and open windows.
Happy weekend everyone. Be safe.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Garden Thursday

Hi and welcome to Garden Thursday with Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Whoa, what a party! Sheesh, so many cats and becuz of the nasty weather, everyone was inside. I think the boy of the day is sleeping the party off today.

Today we are featuring the color green. Sort of between flowers, so just to cellybrate the greeness of summer.
 Future flowers in the bud stage for our day lilies out front.
 The four-sith-ia starting to fill in after mum cut it back a couple of months ago. She thinks she needs to neaten it up some.
 
 All shades of green in the back garden, dark green, medium green, lighter green. So even without flowers we have different things to look at.
 
 Plus the M&M's in all shades of green too. Nice to see, something sweet for mum to eat!
See you next week. Love, Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Purrthday Party

The Party starts NOW!

Today is my purrthday. I am a whole 9 years old now. I still feel and sometimes act like a kitten. I love to play, pounce on my mousies and just enjoy life.

This is one of the firsted pictures mum took of me once she gotcha'd me. It is one of her favorites, shows off my purrty golden eyes and soft orinch fur.

Feel free to mingle with the gang and be sure to help yourself to the goodies on the buffay table, food, drinks and nip cake!



Thanks for stopping by and cellybrating with me!