Thursday, September 03, 2015

Late Summer Tones

 
The summer porch
 cheery and bright with
Hibiscus and Elephant Ears


A fiery and beautiful dahlia,
her name is Hawaii.

The season for Hydrangeas and rubeckias... 
Rudbeckia Goldsturm


Rubeckia laciniata Herbstonne

Ginja Ninja in a quiet pose.....

But always ready to wrassle!

Lots more to post - catching up for lost time
if that's even possible.

Ending here with a stunning daylily:
Final Touch.

And so she was, the last of the daylilies for the season.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Tristan the White

Tristan with surprise summer bloom
of amaryllis President Johnson.
With effect for that special look.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunday Sun-Puddle Play

Hmm - what shall we do in this lovely sun-puddle?
May I share? Looks like you have the whole thing!

Hey you - Manitou - wanna play?

Let him think on that for a bit....

I see some tempting toes!


Come on - shake a paw!!

Pleeeeeze????

Pretty pleeeeze????
I'll roll over for ya....

Sigh.
Alone in my sun-puddle.
Yes! Mission accomplished :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Shelter from the cold


Our Zena loves the outdoors,
despite her history of being a street cat.
So we put a nice warm kitty hut on the porch,
Shelter from the nasty wind....
But what's that?
The door opening?
OK then, enough fresh air,
time for snacks and a warm lap!

Where do the humans sit?
Good question!

Ginja Ninja snuggles with spotty,
in a rare moment of calm.
And speaking of warmth,
here is the spicy Merengue,
a cybister type of Amaryllis - an unusual and beautiful form.



Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Welcome!

Welcome to my world!


Can you spot the festive visitors?




Santa makes himself comfy on my desk...

Green glass kitty hangs around all year 
- she matches the lamp!

She insisted on being included,
as this is Cat Whisperer's blog after all!


And of course, the little tree,
bedecked with ornaments new and old...

Vintage publications grace the table
 on which the tree sits...
Representing Britain, The Illustrated London News...

Inuit: The Night the City Sang.
Many many years ago,
when I was just starting in this field,
as a student assistant,
my boss would gather us "kids" at Christmas
to listen to a reading of this book,
a charming tale.
This book comes off the shelf every
Christmas to sit under the tree,
and I recall the wonderful time we all had,
and remember fondly,
this special lady who left us too soon.

And of course, French Canada - this is Quebec after all!


There is something so lovely about vintage decorations.
Over at the main library,
my colleagues got busy with a new twist
on a Christmas tree,
using books!

How cool is that?
"
Behold! Our beautiful tree, created from Forbes,
Fortune and The Economic Journal –
with some Church History added to the mix!
Topped by The Great Atlas of the Stars,
opened up to the Omega Centauri –
the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way!"



The tree is complemented by a paper star,
fashioned from discarded magazines,
a trick learned from YouTube of course!