Monday, March 12, 2012

Not a Pretty Picture...


First, let me tell you that it is 78 degrees in the Missouri Bootheel right now. Tomorrow it may be 80. On March 13th.
That said, I'm taking the opportunity to take some of my poor houseplants outside; I'll also tell you now that during the 70s and 80s, I was one of those people that had LOTS of plants, and they were all perfect... no, that doesn't sound nice ~ they were very well kept.  My first husband once told me that he wished I would spend as much time with him as I did my houseplants (as I carefully misted them).
Fast-forward thirty years; now I "winter-over" ~ in the house ~ my big ficus trees, my Christmas Cactuses (gifts from my dear friend Elaine and my son Jonathan; also one that was my Mom's), and a fern or miscellaneous floor-plant or two, maybe. By this time, the figs really want to go out, and the ferns are barely hanging in there...

A Rabbit's Foor Fern hybrid...thick fronds, normally very easy care.....(unless it does without water altogether)...


My pseudo-bonsai ficus....

Meanwhile, inside the house...


The kitties have discovered that something is amiss...something is different in their house..."Aha! This is the urn where one of those big green cat toys lived...I wonder where it went..."


Tallulah investigates, while Leo keeps watch...


I think there may be a little slimy water WAAAY down in here...


"What?? ~ No, we aren't doing anything....Why?"

Leo tries some spur-of-the-moment frenzied grooming to try to call attention away from Tallulah...
So, a few plants outdoors...(really does make it seem like Spring ~ that, and I want to turn on the AC, but am really trying not to, on principle...)
I'm not complaining, though ~ No. Hope it stays this way...:)
Tuesday already? Have a good one!
♥ ♥ ♥


  1. Does your fig tree live outside in Spring and Summer? I want to do that for mine but I was afraid it would drop all the leaves when I brought it back into the house in the Fall. Cute photo of kitties. Deb

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blogs - I have just signed up as your latest follower & I look forward to popping back soon!

  3. Thank you for visiting me the other day...your blog is so lovely. And your sweet cats are so beautiful..such adorable photos of them. Sounds like your Spring weather is amazing. Hugs for a great week. xoxo

  4. Hi Anne,
    Just wanted to stop by and say hello and to thank you for becoming a follower. I am always happy to meet new blogging friends. Hope you come and visit again soon...Wishing you a wonderful evening...Oh, and by the way, cute little kitties :-)

    Hugs and Kisses,

  5. Thankyou so much for dropping by my blog - it was lovely to meet you. You might have noticed (from yesterdays blog) that I also love cats - we have 2 gorgeous kitties!!

    What breed of cat are the 2 white ones.

    Just off to join your blog as a follower :)

  6. Hi

    Just visiting, love the photography !
    You really capture the fellows well
    I would like to pop back soon
    Take care

  7. With weather that nice, I'd want to be outside too! Enjoy!

  8. Those cat photos just show off wonderfully how mischievous cats can be!

  9. Thank you for visiting and becoming a new follower. :) Love all of your pictures and your cats are so pretty. I want one! :) Maybe one day.

    Lee Laurie

    P.S. I'm following you now too.

  10. Stir up a little dirt and the kitties get curious. Now if you had only misted that husband a little. ;>

    I can't believe how warm it is everywhere. It's going to be in the 60s way up here. Crazy.

  11. Hi Anne- We are breaking all kinds of records here this Spring, too. I am so anxious for Spring but there is great possibility we will have at least one more big winter storm.

    Love the "boys" playing together. How sweet is that! xo Diana

  12. Looks like double trouble! I love all the vintage photos on the side of your blog. The one of your mother is stunning. I have some similar treasured family photos. it's so nice to see the history.


  13. You have a beautiful blog!!! Your precious felines are just gorgeous to-no-end! Wow! Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog. I'm following you too so we can keep in touch.

    Have a wonderful day!

  14. Rabbit foot fern is one of my all time favorites. I worked at a grower (greenhouses) many moons ago and we had huge ones! I am sure your plants will all love to stay outside.... The cats are too beautiful!!! Have a happy evening. Oh! In GA, we are having similar weather. Its nice:)

  15. Hey Anne, thanks for stopping by my little part of the world. I love meeting new blogger friends and your pictures and cute kitties are just my cup of tea, so count me in as a new follower. Oh, and I followed you on Pinterest, also. Yikes, it sounds like I'm stalking. Seriously though,I do love your blog. Take care and stop in any time.

  16. cute cats!^^! this post reminds me... gotta water my plants :D

  17. Hi Anne, Your cats are so cute. I really enjoyed your post. I, too, can be found crawling around taking pictures of plants, rocks, and among other things, toads. LOL. I have two cats that I adore and I share their antics on my blog too.

  18. Oh! I love your blog! It is so charming! And I love kitties too.
    How many do you have? Your photography is lovely. Love all of your flower photos too.
    Smiles ;)
    Teresa in California


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