Hi Folks ~ Well, I was outside sweating and working this morning, but there was this wonderful breeze from the northwest, I just stopped what I was doing and enjoyed for a couple of minutes. Fall is coming to Florida, it’s just not here yet.
I came in to get a drink of water and checked my email and I received a lovely DaySpring card from an online friend that had me in tears but was very uplifting. I went back out with renewed hope and faith in God, thanking Him for all that He is doing in my life and for all of you who pray for me and say encouraging things, they are priceless gifts.
I took my camera out with me to try to get some pics of little Rosey. The critter is so skittish yet, but, coming closer and talks to me and also hisses. I can hardly get a clear picture because it moves so fast.
“Hissssss, I don’t trust you yet, where’s my food?”
“Peek-a-boo, I see you, do you see me?.”
“Will you please leave, I want to finish eating?”
I noticed that it has tabby markings in that blackness. I looked that up on Google and found the following at Fanciers.
“Most solid colored cats are the result of a recessive gene that suppresses the tabby pattern. Sometimes the tabby pattern is not totally suppressed, so you might see indistinct "shadow" tabby markings in certain lights even on a solid black cat. If you look at a black leopard in a zoo, you might also see these shadow markings, because the black leopard has a similar spot-suppressing gene!”
I have another black cat that is the same way, Miss Toodie. Very interesting cat fact.
I did more weed wacking, trimming and raking this morning. Still have more to do, but I made more forward progress. Flowers are blooming, butterflies are flitting about.
I have to tell you a funny thing from last week. I went to HD for something or other, I think it was the dawn-to-dusk light, and walked through the garden dept., of course. Well, what did I spy but a whole section of plants with hardly any leaves, but quite a few caterpillars. I laughed, butterfly weed. I decided to buy three of them that had about 4-5 cats apiece. One plant had some leaves, the rest no leaves, no flowers, just stems and cats. Well, I looked today and there are new leaves, just like I knew would happen, nary a sign of the cats though. But I look forward to seeing butterflies from them flitting about soon. I’ve not had any butterflyweed since Hurricane Wilma, it used to grow just fine here until then.
Speaking of butterflies, here is a pic of our state butterfly, the Zebra Longwing.
I made avocado bread this week, 2 loaves from the recipe. A nice moist bread, great with coffee in the mornings.
I made another beaded heart pin this week. I have 4 now to upload to my Etsy shop. I really enjoyed making this one.
Well, I guess that’s it from Plum Cottage.
Have a nice Friday and a great weekend.
"Winter is an etching,
spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all."