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OUR YUCCA PLANTS BLOOMING IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY, 2018 BEFORE WE GO ON VACATION. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM.
8 CACTUS FLOWERS ON ONE PLANT. THESE FLOWERS ONLY LAST 24 HOURS. TAKEN ON 7-16-2018. TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA.
OUR PINK DOGWOOD TREE IN FULL BLOOM.
8 CACTUS FLOWERS TAKEN ON MEDIUM ZOOM WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA. I TOOK THIS PICTURE WHILE STANDING AT AN ANGLE TO SHOW THESE FLOWERS FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE. THE YELLOW FLOWERS ARE DAISIES PLANTED AROUND OUR BACK DECK.
AMARYLLIS IN BLOOM FROM THIS YEAR.
FRONT ANGLE OF THE RHODODENDRON BUSH.
TULIPS TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE SPRING ON EASTER DAY.
THIS IS A PICTURE OF 8 CACTUS FLOWERS AND LAST YEARS AMARYLLIS. TAKEN ON REGULAR ZOOM WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA.
MY GRAND DAHLIA IN BLOOM.
DAHLIAS IN BLOOM IN MY LATE GRANDMOTHER’S FROG FLOWER POT.
CLOSEUP OF MY GERBERA DAISY.
GERBERA DAISY IN SWAN FLOWER POT.
A PICTURE OF SUNFLOWERS AND BROWN-EYED SUSANS ON FULL ZOOM.
THE CHRISTMAS CACTUS AFTER IT HAS BLOOMED.
MY GERBERA DAISY THAT SURVIVED THE WINTER.
QUEEN TIGGER ON CURIO CABINET. TIGGER DIED 9-11-2015.
A PICTURE OF ANGEL TIGGER WHO WENT TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE ON ON 9-11-2015. SHE’S FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.
ELEPHANT EAR PLANT AND AMARYLLIS THAT SURVIVED THE WINTER IN OUR BASEMENT. TAKEN ON 7-16-2018 WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA ON MEDIUM ZOOM.
Today we are having a special Flower Friday on Wednesday. What Madi’s Mom is asking is everyone who knew Madi to do something special to honor Madi. She really would like to see silly cartoons, some pictures and etc… I’m doing a little bit of everything. Hope you join us for this special Blog Hop.
Daisy Mae And I really didn’t know Madi bet yet we felt a special bond with her and her mom. Daisy Mae and I came on the blogging scene in January 2017 and April 2017. If some of you are confused, well let me explain. I started my first blog January 2017 and my second blog April 2017. Enough about me. Let’s get back to remembering
You will notice in the picture below there are 2 pictures of cats and a cat waving farewell. The Angel cat in the upper right hand corner represents my cat Angel Tigger and the Angel cat in the bottom left hand corner represents Angel Madi. The cat in the bottom right hand corner waving farewell toMadi represents Madi’s mom.
MADI’S EYES ARE ASKING WHAT ARE YOU DOING MOM?
I also wrote a poem in honor of Madi.
Poem By: Crystal Stewart
Written: September 2018
MADI, MADI, MADI
You were a beautiful Domestic Medium Fur
With a white chest on fact with grey everywhere.
You also had a cute pink nose with freckles.
You were a very lucky kitty cat when a
Wonderful family came in to get a pet on
May 11, 2002 and they loved you so much that
They adopted you and took you to your
Furever home. You lived at your furever home for
16 1/2 years. In this time, you were 200% Diva all the
Way, You loved Bird TV and Snoopervising your peeps.
You also loved all kinds of boxes and when you were
Younger, you were an excellent leaper then when you
Became 15, you became a Crotchety Cougar. Your
Family loved everything about you and didn’t hate one
Thing about you. That says a lot about you as a Diva Cat.
As your furever family enjoyed having you as their pet
And having you as part of the family, you always
Enjoyed each other’s company, compassion, kindness
And love a cat owner has when they adopt a cat.
The time came every cat owner dreads and that is the
Day their cat goes over the Rainbow Bridge. Madi sadly
Went to the Rainbow Bridge on September 13, 2018 and
Was met by my Angel Tigger, other Cat Angels and
Cardinals who came to welcome Madi home
With open paws. The happy part about a cat
Going to the Rainbow Bridge is that they are not
Suffering anymore. The pain of losing Madi will
Ease with time but the pain never goes completely
Away but the memories you make with your cat will
Always be there. So come Spring and Summer and you
See beautiful butterflies flying about, remember that
When a butterfly shows up that is Madi checking that
You are doing OK, When it rains in the Fall
That’s Madi saying to you I’m here if you want to talk
And when it snows that’s Madi saying to you, you may
Hate to shovel snow but the next time you do,
Remember I am as unique as the snowflake that falls
To the ground in the Winter so don’t hate that snow
Because I come as snow in the Winter time. When cats
Leave us for the Rainbow Bridge, they leave pawprints
On our hearts so they can build bridges so they can
Bring all the memories back we cherish and so they
Can comfort us. So when you cry because you are
Missing your beloved cat, don’t be ashamed to cry
Because that is your beloved cat, Madi coming to you
through your tears.
So when you go to get yourself a cat, please ADOPT
We are doing Caturday Art today using a few different websites. Actually I think it was only 2. The two websites we used to make our Caturday Art was BLOGGIF and GIF MAKER. I have 2 separate pictures of art I put in pencil and the original picture will be last after the pencil picture and the pictures I used to put inside the picture will be entirely last. As you will see, I used a red and white checkered background mostly because it made think of picnics in the Fall.
For the decorations of the picture, the text, the background and the pencil effect I used BlogGif website. To get the cat in the hammock stickers I used the Gif Maker at Giphy. If you don’t see any difference between the pictures wait a few minutes and you will.
Since McGuffy’s Reader is on hiatus from Sparks that doesn’t mean we can’t shine our light and give off positive vibes to others.
I changed my mini cat calendar this Morning and what I look forward to is whether or not there is a saying or not. This morning there was cat saying and I thought it was good for Sparks. The cat saying is as follows:
Experience is valuable in most human endeavors, but the problem of getting a cat down out of a tree is new every time it arises.
My Interpretation: Experience is a very good teacher in all situations and each situation is different and should be handled differently each time.
I’m putting the original picture first and the following 2 are bloggif pictures. Hope you like them.
I wanted to do a lot of different things for you because they changed things. They put things in a different language not English and no matter How many times I pushed the button that said English it didn’t help. The slideshow I originally planned didn’t work because the thing that said create your slideshow would only take one picture. Well maybe we’ll have more luck next week. Any how, I eventually went with the bloggif photo effect called in my terminology the mirror effect. Enjoy the photos.
THE RESULT OF THE MIRROR EFFECT FROM BLOGGIF ON PHOTO EFFECTS
RESULT OF THE MIRROR EFFECT BEING FRAMED ON PHOTO EDITOR ON BLOGGIF
SMALLS GETTING READY TO GO TO SLEEP ON MY FLEECE KITTY BLANKET.
As you can see I worked with Smalls picture this week and from left to right to bottom this is how they go. I mirrored Smalls picture with no frame(on left), Smalls picture mirrored with frame(on right) and the original picture of Smalls I used(on bottom).