Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lazy days…..if you’re a cat


Life is rolling along like it always does.
One minute, one hour, one day at a time.
All of a sudden (well not really) it’s come to my attention
that it’s time to get my house in order
and get planting.
Last week we got down to business and deep 
cleaned the greenhouses,
putting things together to save space so new
 things could get planted.


Organizing plants is not like organizing your sock drawer.
Of course I’m not good at that either, but I did my best.
I now have a linen sock bag they all get toss into.
(I can do that now since we’re not in shorts season yet)

Whatever I pick is what I wear.
They are all the same color btw …white. No time to sort…ugh
I used to do that but it drove me crazy. 


I had these cups and teapots that I brought out to plant but decided
Charlotte would enjoy using it as a water dish meanwhile.
I haven’t gotten to planting them anyways.
George caught her pawing at it. That usually means she’s trying to
cover it up so no one else can find it.
She does that with her milk too.
I couldn’t get the camera out fast enough.


But I did when she was playing
the “come see how cute I am….
and how can you just stand there ignoring me? game.
Of course I loved her up right after.

I wanted to thank you all who commented on my last post.
Seems many of us have our “me” time to relax and take breaks
from work. We all need that to keep sane I think.

It’s hard to do when there are deadlines to meet though.

lady in field

I especially enjoyed the comments about the photo of the
girl and cow in the field.
You were right it was like she was about to get a kick in the head.
or worse. 
( I’ll just leave it at that)

girl redo

I redid it and switched her positions. Tanya had a great idea to make
her look like she was feeding the cow. Thanks Tanya!!!
Somehow it came out darker
the next go round. I tried to match the tone but since she was in black and
white and the original photo wasn’t. It looks a little off to me.
I’m not completely satisfied but that’s alright.

Maybe cropping will make it better.

girl redo cropped

Ok I think I like it better.
Talk about blogging on the fly.

ok I have one more thing to talk about!
Sweet Theresa of
is having a wonderful Giveaway.
One of you can win a custom made
pendant necklace that she’s calling
“a snippet of life”.
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If she reaches 600 followers during that time she
will announce 2 winners.
She’s pretty close! so won’t you help her meet her goal?

Enjoy your day!
I have to go plant something :)



Hartwood Roses said...

Let's not talk about spring cleaning the greenhouse. I just came inside from mine, and the aphids are having parties in there. Leave things for a few days, and the aphids take over. Tomorrow or Saturday, when I have more time, I will clean up and send those nasty little critters to meet their maker.

Love your cat pictures!

It's me said...

What a sweet

Deb said...

Charlotte is magnificent. Beautiful photos and a gorgeous little tea-cup, too. Lots to love in this post. Deb=^..^=x4

Faded Charm said...

Your kitties are so beautiful as well as your photos. I was thinking about you the other day andwondering if you are getting into that mode. It is supposed to reach 60 here today.....YEAH!!!!


sissie said...

Hi Carole,
Great photos of the kitties. What would we do without them. They bring so much joy into our lives.

Like the way you changed up the photo. She does look better facing the cow.


Olive Cooper said...

Charlotte and the green tea cup is the best photo of a cat I have seen in a long time. I just had the sweetest lady offer me a selection of day lilies from her garden-I am going to dig them up. Have fun planting.

Nella said...

Hi Carole, little Charlotte and that gorgeous tea cup.....perfect!! I'm sure you are working hard getting it all ready for I said before, waiting to see all the gorgeous things coming together ! It won't be long now, it was about 60 degrees here yesterday as well, but today rain all day and is still early March, isn't it?? N.xo

Susan said...

What a cute friend that little Charlotte is. Enjoy the planting - spring is right around the corner, yippee!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

Love the photos of your sweet kitties and how lucky Charlotte is, for having such a pretty drinking cup.
Good luck with the planting in the green house and enjoy the weekend


oldgreymare said...

So kute kitties<3 Thanks for the giveaway reminder. I keep forgetting to enter..Seems every time i plan to go over and do it the phone rings or something...
dagnabit..someone at the door. See?

SueAnn said...

Love the new rendition of your photo!! I wish I could be planting...sigh!! Still have freezing temps at night!!

erin said...

good mornin carole!
i am lovin the sweet fur baby shots (what lens are you using?) and i am soooo glad your victorian lady won't get kicked in the head...she looks much more comfy on the "north" side of the cow!!
winter has gone by so fast, it is hard to believe it's almost planting time!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Between cows and cats you've given me a chuckle already this morning! I've never seen anything more adorable than your kitty drinking from that wonderful green cup!

Renée Finberg said...

what a doll baby.
she is such a pretty girl.

kisses to her.
and btw
i will visit theresa

xx hugs

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos as always. Your cat has every right to pose. :)

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Lovely, lovely blog! I'm a new follower! ♥♥

The Sweetest Days said...

Good Saturday morning to you, Carole! We woke up to almost a foot of snow this morning! Yikes! I hope you were able to avoid this nasty weather.

I'm just loving your cat photos. They are so darn cute! We used to have a grey cat that looked so much like Charlotte. His name was Moses. Looking at Charlotte brought back good memories : )

I'm glad to hear planting season is underway! Yippeee! I can hardly wait to start buying seeds! Btw, sorting socks really is a nightmare, isn't it?

Rostrose said...

Dearest Carol,
yes, I think now cow-&-girl-pic is perfect! :o) You did a really good job!

And your cat-photos are adorable, I really would like to to pet the pretty fur of your kitties!
xox Traude

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, Your kitties are so adorable and you took some really great pictures of them. Cats often do the cutest things, don't they? I had no idea before Cecil came to us. Your girl and cow picture is beautiful!
Have a wonderful Sunday :-)!
PS: I've eaten only whole-grain bread lately. See, you've got a good influence on me :-). I've to admit though that I still need my chocolate, sigh.

June said...

All I know Carole is I would love being a cat in your greenhouse : )
drinking from a lovely china cup!

I giggled at the girl in the rear of the cow comment...yes, much better to feed the cow than the other way around.
Soon you will be in full swing won't you? Enjoy your planting!!!

hugs from here...

Theresa said...

Thank you, thank you Carole! Isn't it funny how those little creatures capture our hearts and keep us entertained? I was so impressed with the layering and photo coolness of your pic that I didn't think about her getting kicked in the head! She does look much happier on the other end of the cow :)
Thanks again for the shout out and for putting the giveaway on your sidebar... happy planting!

Bead and Needle said...

The Cowgirl is PERFECT, and the kitty pictures EXQUISITE! How refined she is, to drink from a china cup! Happy Sunday, Carole...hope the week brings wonderful things! XOXO

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

This is such a fun packed post dear Carole!!
What a special chat your Charlotte must be - do I detect a Spode cup and saucer? I have the same set in blue but sadly I haven't got a cat anymore to share mine!
Your "pretty maid with cows in the field" is wonderful! Photoshop must be a fun application to play with.

Wishing you a wonderful new week and happy gardening dear!
Shane x

Poppy said...

I loved everyone of those pictures Carole! I still think I should come and work for you!
As I always say – try not to work too hard.....

Lou xxx

Donna Heber said...


Your kitties are so adorable! Lazy day in the sunlight.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I just found your blog today. I was reading it and enjoying your cute teacup drinking kitty, and then the first cow and girl picture caught my eye. Upon first glance I wondered what she was doing at that end of the cow. Then I read your step by step editing of the picture and saw the actual "end result" after you flipped the girl to the front of the cow. I laughed out loud about how you moved her so she wouldn't get kicked in the head or worse. The picture turned out really well. It has a real turn of the (nineteenth) century feeling about it. I'm still chuckling about your "or worse" comment. I'll definitely be dropping by regularly now to see what you are up to.

Karen Harper said...

Hi Carole Charlotte is a beauty. I love her fancy water bowl. I cant imagine the work of cleaning a greenhouse. I bought a tiny one this year for starting seedlings and I'm as excited as if I built a major professional style greenhouse lol. Love your photo too. I actually like it both ways.

Cindy said...

I love the pictures of your cats! So sweet! My cat Trixie has her own little teacup for milk..don't we spoil our pets?? Hope you find time to relax a bit!

Romeo said...

LOL - I just knew you wouldn't leave that image alone! Not sure I could have either when someone mentioned that the woman might be the recipient of a cow-pie. Ewwwww. Not good and I hadn't even thought of that when I saw the beautiful graphic you created. I'm thinking about it now though and will again when I make something digital lol Love the new image and of course am sooooo loving the beautiful pictures of contentment and fur!!!

I hope you are having a good week! Weather today was purrfect and I was not able to get out and play in the dirt. So now I am pouting.....maybe tomorrow....

"her" and Romeo

Jody and Stan said...

Your cats are so sweet. Love the photos of them drinking the milk out of that beautiful cup and saucer and posing just perfect for the camera.
We have a yellow lab, Maggie, that cup would be just a little too small...


Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for stopping by commenting on my blog.

Bleudelavande said...

Hi Carole your cats are soooo cute!!!!! And their cup is wonderful!!!!!!
Nice weekend to you.

vicki said...

Hi Carole- call me crazy- but I'm ready! Ready to clean- ready to organize- bring it on!! I'm just so happy that it's spring-- I want to fling open all the doors and windows!!

Love love love the kitty pictures!!


Wren said...

What a wonderful blog! Beautiful photos.

Heaven's Walk said... have the life of a cat, huh, Carole...??? lol! I've been busy here, too. The flowerbeds have all been raked and cleaned, plants pruned, and waterfall in the pond is up and running! Yay! I'm soooo glad spring is already here!

xoox laurie

bertie said...

Hi Carol...sorry to be so out of touch. Just wanted to let you know that I saw your sidebar picture to adopt a kitty from Forgotten Felines and thought you would be happy to know that it touched my heart. Butch and I went there the next weekend and adopted TWO black cats..called them, "Salem" and "Potion"...after all..I am the Queen of Halloween! It was all thanks to your mention of adoption and they are the light in this house! Talk soon and get together?