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Monday, June 2, 2014

The Weekend











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  1. Aahh now I want now watermelon please????
    The cats look cozy:)

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    1. Hey! You're first! But there is no watermelon! Are you looking on your little phone? ha.

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  2. Who's cat is looking the statue?

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    1. The first picture? It's pink grapefruit and blueberries.

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  4. Hi Betsy, What an enjoyable group of pictures. Have a nice week.

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    1. Why thanks, Mildred! I hop you've had a lovely weekend yourself! Are you all unpacked yet?

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    1. Yes grapefruit is pomelo!
      Beautiful!

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    2. Yes, I had to google a translation! haha.

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  6. Hey! I didn't know you had budgies. Won't they get eaten by nugget and the cats?
    Great photos ~ love the cats entwined.
    Gosh the food is soooo appetising! - ahh I see the srawberry crumble or do you all it cobbler?

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    1. Yes, I've had parakeets for years! They tease the cats and vise versa.
      It's a crumble! SO good. I could have eaten the whole pan. haha.

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    2. So are parakeets the same as budgies? They look the same to me.
      Did yiu know that female budgies do something that no other female doe on the who planet? Thet NEVER talk!! ROFL

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    3. Yes, they are the same! And my lady parakeet talks! She's loud and then she quietly coos, too! Together they make quite a ruckus!

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    4. So, are you going to tell me that my Mrs. is a Mr? lol....she had a pink nose when she was young and the pet store told me she was a lady!

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    5. Oh they do talk then the lady parakeet! Didn't know that! Have you taught it anything and does she imitate you?

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    6. No, they aren't anything like your Mickey! But I've heard that if you have just one, they are much more likely to learn to talk than if you have two.

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    7. Yes that's it - so I am a budgie now and I am saying, "Goodnight!"

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    8. You've got me wondering about Mrs Bird now! What if she's a Mr!? lol....now, that would be very funny.

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    9. I think she might be a he!
      Just ask her/him and if she/he replies with a deep voice then she/he is a he! hehe!" lol
      Also if she/he gives you a logical answer then she/he is a he!!! (ducking!!)

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    10. I'll turn you into a duck! Where's my magic wand? Better yet, where is my gargoyle? lol....

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  7. That's a lot of information to take in in one go! I'll have to got through it again and comment tomorrow.

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    1. You take all the time you need, Ponty! The comment section is always open!

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  8. I enjoy your blog, just don't comment much. Comments are so full.
    Great photo's and story's about family.

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    1. Hi Patsy! It's so great to see you! Oh, just page down past all of us that chatter away here and comment any time you wish! Hope you're doing well!

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  9. Love the photo of the "butties", especially the way they are leaning into each other. You have such an adorable cat family. The blue power line insulators remind me of my dad who was an electrical engineer. He used to keep a couple on his desk to remind him of the work he did as a co-op student in the 1940's. Lynne in NC

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    1. They really are an affectionate bunch of cats! Always giving those head nudges, hugs and washing each other's faces. It's just adorable. And guess what! There's a new one! I've been luring him in and I think I have his interest now. It will take a few more visits, but I'm hopeful! I'll show pictures tomorrow. :)

      I have those insulators in my birdbath....I love the look of it!

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  10. Great pictures! I really like the one of the two cats. I would never think to put watermelon and blueberries together. Is it good?

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    1. That is a pink grapefruit and it was good with blueberries! ha. But you know, I put watermelon and blueberries together, too. In fact, all of my fruits mingle. haha.

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  11. Haven't seen the parakeets in a while
    They get less screen time than Nugget at your dial
    Always the kitties on display
    But hey, that is okay lol
    Some kitty love
    And one wtf is that from above?
    As at the statue they sure stare
    Maybe they are wondering if it is wearing any underwear

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    1. They all took their turns
      staring to see what they'd learn
      about that girl made of stone
      that stood there alone.
      Except for that gargoyle
      who stays there so loyal
      by her side,
      from morning to evening tide.
      Underwear? I will not ask!
      The gargoyle might leave me a gash!
      lol....

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    2. lol just watch out for the teeth at your sea
      And it won't get thee
      With something new
      They all have to view

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  12. Haha Im not the only one that look grapefruit like watermelon lol

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  13. Love the black cat/orange cat photo! They look like best of friends.
    :0)

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    1. Lots of kitty love going on around here!

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  14. Your peony bush is beautiful! As happens every year, once again we got a big rain right after the buds opened and the blooms fell over and got ruined.

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    1. That usually happens here, too! I hate that! It hasn't rained since they bloomed...it's a once in a lifetime miracle. ha.

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  15. I sure missed a lot!
    Love your garden statue....very impressive....
    And your header....beautiful! Is that a wee Wren?
    Beautiful weekend Betsy.....
    Looking forward to my Peonies...not ripe yet!
    Enjoy your week ahead....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. We usually have rain ruin our peonies but we've gotten to enjoy them for a few days. I hear there is rain in the forecast for tonight, though! Good think I snapped a picture!

      Yes, that is a wren! ...tiny and loud!

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  16. awww..that cat hug is adorable...
    looks like a fresh fruit weekend...
    yum....

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    1. Yep, lots of fresh fruit...very tasty and so easy on the cook! ha.

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  17. Just loved all the pictures. Got a kick out of those that thought the grapefruit was watermelon..Nice combination. The cats leaning on each other..reminds me of a dog we had years ago that was blind, and our orange cat...would lean on Katrina..and lead her to the water and food. They were always together. I had forgotten that...thanks for the memory. Animals are so very special.

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    1. I'm glad you could see it was grapefruit, Wanda! I was beginning to wonder! ha.

      That is just the sweetest story about your cat and dog. Aren't cats smart? I would love to know how she knew the dog was blind and needed help finding the food and water? Amazing. I love it.

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  18. Hey - the parakeets made it into a post! I don't think I have ever seen them. Maybe way back.
    What is that soft grey, fuzzy plant - looks like you could pet it. :-)
    Blueberries and grapefruit - never would have thought of that. Looks tasty.
    Loved the kitty trying to figure out Garden Girl!
    Coffee beans in the beautiful green depression glass and silver holder - how elegant.
    Yummy cobbler. A friend of mine is an amateur chef and posts the best things. She did one today of a strawberry rhubarb pudding cake.
    And that orange and black tail hug is too precious!!

    Great photos as always, Betsy - so detailed. I always thought your photos were amazing but your new camera and classes are capturing all kinds of wonderful things.

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    1. That plant is called Lamb's Ear. Very aptly named, don't you think? They really feel like fur...amazing.

      Thanks about the photos....I can see a huge difference...so fun! I'm encouraged!

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    2. Lamb's Ear - perfect name! And maybe I could be runner-up to Keith for the depression glass coffee jar? :-) It's lovely!

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  19. What can one say! So much to look at, I don't know! I do like the antique jar holding the coffee beans, it looks a bit Arts and Crafts Movement, typical William Morris style. When are you going to put it the shop? More to the point, what's it's history and where did you get it?

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    1. Remember me telling you about Depression Glass? This is a piece of it. I bought quite a large selection of it at the auction a couple of weeks ago. It's slowing going into the shop, but this piece I wanted to keep. The stand I found in the auction trash a couple of years ago. I think it was originally a stand for a carafe. I've always had my coffee bean jar sitting in it and thought the green would look great so switched it out. Better than the plastic bag in the pantry, don't you think? I guess I'll put it in my Will that you get it, along with that rolling pin. ha.

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    2. That's fine. But I don't think you are planning on going just yet! So I had this amazing idea; why not let me have it now and look after for you until you do pop off?

      i didn't think that jar belonged in it, it didn't feel right. I think you are right, it was meant for carafe.

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    3. Well, no, I have to live forever to watch over my boys. Still trying to figure out how to make that happen. ha.
      The stand doesn't belong to the jar...but I like them together. Kind of quirky, in a pretty kind of way. :)

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  20. Looks like another wonderful weekend has come and gone around the homefront! I do love your photography! And I especially enjoy your "selfies" when you bother to post one....which you haven't done in a while.

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    1. Thanks, Don! You know, you were one of the first people to encourage me in my photography and I really appreciate that! :) You're right...I haven't done a selfie in a while! Next good hair day I'll do that. The humidity has been making me look like a scarecrow lately. lol....

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    2. Hahahaha... you're not convincing me.... but did I mention that I do enjoy scarecrows? And how sweet of you to say I was encouraging to you on the pictures. You are very good at it! It gives me and the world glimpses into your little world, which we are all anxious to peek into (or either we're just nosy)! That's one of the things I enjoy on Ree Drummond's blog... love her pictures! (And I only mention her because YOU did the other day as well.) Ok... you got me talking now..... sorry.

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    3. Yes, so you do have a scare crow! lol....

      Oh, I agree about Ree Drummond....great photography and she has such a great sense of humor! Love her! Great recipes, too...the ones I've tried!

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  21. A very colorful and varied collection of photos! Gorgeous.

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  22. Hi there, just catching up! It was lovely to see your new lady in your previous post! Love the picture of the two cats with their tails entwined, they look so lovely together! Glad that you had a good weekend. xx

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    1. Lovely quiet weekend at home...just like I like them!

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  23. What gorgeous photos! Looks like a wonderful weekend full of beauty :) I am in LOVE with the kitties loving on each other- that is such a great shot. I wish my fur-boys were that affectionate to each other. They used to be when they were kittens . . . always cuddled together, sleeping and playing and tumbling . . . but now they are big stinkers to one another. Their favorite game is 'sneak up on brother while he's sleeping and rip out a big tuff of fur- then run for your life!' I admit I do find it kind of amusing- they're so much like the human brothers in this house sometimes!
    Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

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    1. Oh, that is funny! We have a few scuffles like that...mainly from Jack and Cocoa who are they youngest boys and typical trouble makers.

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  24. Your pictures are phenomenal! Love the cats tails!

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    1. I wanna picture like your robin and the worm! haha. No fair!

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  25. Seems to have been a wonderful weekend full of lovely and lovable things! I like all of your pictures!!! But my favourite is this wonderful shot with the ginger/black buddies, holding tails with each other. It's so sweet! Makes my heart sing with affection for these wonderful creatures. And for you, who gives them a loving home...
    Christel

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