Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Fairy Pumpkins

Saturday, October 24, 2009

S.T., the cat gives himself a bath

Most cats hate water, but not S.T. Having 7 toes on each of his front paws is not the only thing that sets him apart from other cats.

My friend Jeanne brought some pictures by my house today to share with me and gave me permission to share them with you. She tells me that she and her husband must make sure to turn the water under the sink off when they are not at home as he has flooded their bathroom.

S.T. is checking to make sure the curling iron is not hot. He wouldn't want to get a hot seat. He prefers his wet. She says she has seen him turn it on with his hind paws, and it looks like that might be exactly what he is doing.

Now he needs to test the water. He is fussy about the temperature. First for a drink.

He places the stopper down and once the sink gets half full he curls up in the tub (er sink) to enjoy his soak. Boy! This is the life.

Jeanne tells me that when she first brought him in from outside she kept him in the bathtub while she was at work. She placed his food and water there and it was the only place she could trust him not to get out of when he was a kitten. Perhaps he has a thing for porcelain?

By the way, this is not the only thing in the bathroom he knows how to use. S.T. is a very unusual cat.

Thanks, Jeanne, for sharing your story and pictures with me. Thanks, S.T. for being the special creature that God made you to be.

Take care and God bless.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Zygot Cactus

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

S.T. the Seven Toed Cat

There was a tree that was hollowed out on my friend Jeanne's farm. In the tree a cat took shelter and kept her family. Sadly a badger came to visit the farm and soon the ducks and some of the kittens were missing so Jeanne and I scrambled to try and round up what was left of the wild cat and her offspring. Jeanne kept the one pictured here and named him S.T. because at first look she thought he had six toes. A trip to the vets uncovered a seventh toe hiding on each of his front paws. Look at the size of these paws!

He hung around for about half an hour posing for me to take photos. He loved the attention as I watched Jeanne play with him with a fishing line and toy mouse. I have quite a collection of his pictures, but only posted three. I wanted to share his paws with Cherie of Uncovering a Culture because she was curious about his paws when I mentioned him in a older post. Don't worry, he's declawed.

Take care and God bless.

Wordless Wednesday - Red Roses

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Skywatch

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I'm in Love!

If you know enough about me, you are saying of course you are in love; you're married! But I'm not talking about that kind of love!

Flowers - Photos!!

We run around capturing our beautiful subjects on film sometimes not even knowing their names. Judy, from the blog Through Squirrel Eyes and Icy of Wandering Thought have helped me with some and others have remained nameless. I have purchased four second hand books on annuals and perennials. These books just do not do the flowers justice, plus flowers are always cross pollinating and there are new species added daily. While visiting my friend Jeanne the other day she handed me a flower catalog.

The pictures are GLORIOUS! Not only that, they have names. Our beautiful flowers can be identified. If I am lucky enough to save my pennies I might even buy some bulbs. The above pictured flowers came from their web site and they are running a special right now. By the way, these are lily of the valley and pink dahlias.

I hopped right over to their site after taking the name off of my catalog. They have numerous pictures and categories posted along with growing tips. You can click on a picture and get a larger picture along with detailed instructions for growing this particular flower. I think I am going to find this very helpful and I hope you will too.

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