Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
The Clean Up Brigade
The topic of housework doesn't exactly lead the list in titillating topics, but out of curiosity how many of your loved ones and guests make their bed?
Okay my numbers drop significantly here.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Christmas and Quotes
"The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung."~Phillips Brooks
"I have been learning since I was a kit. What else is there to know? I can hunt. I can speak both human and Catonese. I have studied the strategies of all the great leaders: the lions, tigers, pumas, even detestable man. I know everything I need to know."~ Prince Sittchuk Seth, ODIN CATS
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Christmas and Dickens
Monday, December 21, 2009
Santa and Odin Cats
Lets be naughty and save Santa the trip.~Gary Allan
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Christmas at the Griswold, err, Cox Household
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Odin Cats and Christmas
“I want to go!” Sittchuk-Seth’s plumy silver tail lashed back and forth, his jaw tight, his expression obstinate.
His father Thut sat upon his throne. His beautiful russet paws rested on the burnished gold arms of the regal chair, his expression both indulgent and annoyed. “What say you, Furrlin, shall we take this whelp of mine?” he asked the soothsayer.
Furrlin padded over to the blue crystal ball that stood in the corner near the throne. Standing on his hind legs, he rested his front paws on the crystal. The interior of the globe began to stir, to roll and flash in a prism of color. Furrlin stared unblinking into the ball as the blinding colors flashed. After a long moment, the storm of colors receded and once more lay dormant.
“Well,” demanded Thut.
Furrlin turned and shrugged. “His destiny is already written. Do what you will.” He dropped to his four paws and padded back to the king.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Released Today at Whiskey Creek Press
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Christmas Time and Holly
I have always thought of Christmas time, when it come around, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys .
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
The Blind Side and Cottage Gardens
'Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.' Abraham Lincoln
We saw Blind Side yesterday. Show of hands, who's seen it? I thought it was an amazing movie. And the theatre was every bit as crowded as it was for New Moon. Part of that may have been due to the Thanksgiving Weekend Crowd. But I wonder if a lot of folks did like I did, caught New Moon when it first came out and Blindside the next weekend. I was told one reviewer slammed it because of the rich white and poor black issue. But so what. It wouldn't have mattered if it had been a rich pink family and a poor purple young man. What it all boiled down to was lending a helping hand and being enriched because of it.
If you haven't seen it, and want a feel good movie, I recommend it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Cottage gardens are a wonderful conglomeration of textures, colors and scents. You can find perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables and wild flowers all growing side by side in this cosy garden.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Mom and Scented Geraniums
Monday, November 23, 2009
Reading, Butterflies and Living Wills
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Moves and Gardens
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Flowers, Cats, and Giveaways
Nothing is more soothing and guaranteed to relieve the day's stress than walking through your fragrant garden watching the butterflies flit from flower to flower and listen to the whir of the hummingbirds. In gardens we meditate, restore our spirit, create and envision our future. There are many gardens to choose from. One is the birder's garden.
If you would like to plant flowers that attract birds, try the following:
Flowers that attract hummingbirds:
Most of your flowers will thrive in a sunny location but you will want a tree or two or possibly some tall shrubs on the perimeter of your garden for the birds. This will also give shade to your columbine and foxglove. If you let your plants die back instead of deadheading (removing the dead blooms), the birds will enjoy getting the seeds. They will be especially appreciative if you have a nice clean bird bath in your garden filled with fresh water.
Just for fun: This week I’ll be having a daily drawing to give away a vintage-style, handmade bookmark by artist Meghan Cox. To enter: all you have to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put bookmark in the subject line.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Flower Power is released today and Happy BDays
I'm very excited about this book on many levels.
Foremost:) My daughter drew a picture specifically for Flower Power that the editor has included in the book.
Secondly:) It was fun. Made so in part by my friends that made contributions to FP. Thank you! And thank you to my aussie mate who cared enough to point out my first trailer really needed some revisions:)
And last but not least, my publisher/editor has really put alot of effort and support into this book. She has included black and whites in the print version and a colored electronic supplement for both e and print purchases.
Both the e version, currently available, and the print order can be, preordered, at: http://www.jupitergardenspress.com/
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Pet owners is an oxymoron. Everyone knows the pets own us.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Thursday's cat pic and quote