Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Kitchen

 Since this is the first of December, I thought I would post a few of my Christmas decorations. Today I will do just the kitchen. This is in one corner.

Here is a closeup of the tray I did.

And the fox hanging over it. I get him at Wal-Mart for maybe around $5.00.

I made this wreath by just sticking a few floral picks in it. I wanted something I could keep up all winter.

This gnome and his tree sits by the stove.

My Pioneer Woman stand.

The coffee corner.

The kitty that sits above it.

The alpacas.

And alpaca mugs

A cabinet by the door.

This December,
That love weighs more than gold!...

~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

A Real Lifesaver

Time to check in with my Lifesaver plant. This succulent got it's name because it's blooms look just like Lifesavers. Even though it is almost winter, mine is still blooming like crazy!

Here is the bloom once it is spent and dying. The pale ones on top are the new buds.

Another new bloom before it open, by my finger.

So there you have it. What an amazing plant!

Monday, November 28, 2022

Yellow & Brown

 I snapped these photos of plants we happened to pass just a short while ago. They are  dead or almost dead. Yet in their own way, I find them beautiful and sad. Would you agree?

“They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I’m going to miss mine by just a few days”

– Garrison Keillor

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Sunday Sunset - Streets Of Gold

Driving home in the evening. 

“The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.

I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.

Revelation 21

Friday, November 25, 2022

The Cutest Pumpkin

 There is a nice display of pumpkins at the entrance of the garden center. And my favorite was the rare black & white one! But it was not for sale.

“Human beings are drawn to cats because they are all we are not – self-contained, elegant in everything they do, relaxed, assured, glad of company, yet still possessing secret lives.”

― Pam Brown (poet)

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Home Of The Big Cat

 I don't think I have ever showed you the home where The Big Cat resides, so let's have a look. It contains some interesting things.

A much smaller cat, which is a windspinner, rides his bike on the other side of the yard.

There is a cat weather vane!!

A Flamingo looks out from a hole in their big tree. Why? Not in keeping with the cat theme!

And last but not least, this beautiful stone chimney with a copper top. So there you have it, the Big Cat house tour.

“It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can't see.”

 ~Eleanor Farjeon

Tuesday, November 22, 2022


The Big Cat is ready for Thanksgiving! This year he is dressed very simply though, not like his usual wild costumes. He is focusing on being thankful.

I noticed a couple unusual things in the Big Cat's yard, and will show you in my next post. Happy Thanksgiving!

If the only prayer you say in your whole life is 'Thank You,' that would suffice.

~Meister Eckhart


“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Psalm 100

Monday, November 21, 2022

The Early Birds

 These photos are houses in our neighborhood that put their Christmas lights out early. WAY early, right after Halloween. So what is your opinion on the timing of decorative lights?

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Sunday Sunset

 Yes, these photos are all the same sunset, though it looks like two different ones!


 On the outskirts of town, we happened to pass this building. It used to be a gas station. But what a difference now! What was going on? One...