Friday, May 24, 2013

May Arrivals


 I love this time of year that brings so many familiar and well loved sights and smells.  Now that the days are longer, evenings outside together are my favorite. 


 The garden is growing (little plants and huge weeds) and the lavender is in bloom.  Scents of honeysuckle drift through on the breeze.



 This week outside we've had precious little furry playmates...

 Yes, our mama finally brought her four kittens down from the tree where she had them.  I haven't introduced you to Freckles yet... she's a stray that adopted us and I was never sure if she was going to stay for good.  But she's become a permanent resident now for several months and is so sweet and gentle.  


 Jillian has been over the moon as you can tell.  And honestly, I've found myself sitting out on the grass with the girls too, cuddling kittens and soaking in the sunshine and the sweet fragrance of spring in bloom...

Have a wonderful weekend and Memorial Day! 

36 comments:

  1. sitting in the sun
    cuddling kittens and kiddies
    just what a mother should be doing

    I teach middle school in a poverty area and so many of my students lack parental support. Just imagine if everyone had a mother who would stop and take the time to just sit and cuddle!

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  2. Cute little kitties. I am loving the smell of honeysuckle blowing through the air now, too.

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  3. I have the same type of lavender in bloom in my backyard...the kind with the little "top knot". Your girlies and the kittens are so cute. Aren't the longer days heavenly?

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    1. Yes, it is hard to come in every evening! :-)

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  4. I love kittens and cats. :-) Your photos are great.
    Happy Memorial Day to you.

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  5. It's gone back to frost temperatures here so I shall just pretend I'm in your yard cuddling a kitten and watching your girls dance about the garden. I've had many strays here, who have had kittens in odd places but never in a tree!

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  6. She had the kittens up in the tree? Wow! So adorable. Have a wonderful weekend. I am now enjoying your mom's blog, too :)

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    1. Yes, it was a dead tree that had a hollow spot... I guess she must have felt like it was the safest place. I couldn't figure out where she had had them... I looked in every logical spot... when I saw her climb the tree (about 14' high) I could not believe it! I was a little worried but then I decided she probably knew best. Sure enough, she came down with the kittens at the perfect time and they all looked healthy as could be. :-) Glad you are enjoying my mom's blog too!

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  7. Know the girls are enjoying the kittens! I love this time of the year - everything is so green and lush!

    Judy

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  8. Ahh! I love May! Your mama cat looks much like ours--and we've got 4 baby kittens too. So fun!

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  9. Your photos are just amazing. Thank you for sharing them.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rita! Hope you have a great weekend.

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  10. Those are some of the cutest kittens I've ever seen! Gorgeous photos!

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  11. Great photos ! Hope you enjoy your kitty time ! Happy Memorial Day !

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  12. I love the second photo of the lavender with your little girl in the background - cute! Last evening we took our dogs for a walk on a bike/running trail and the smell of honeysuckle was thick in the air. It was so pleasant.

    The kitties are adorable, but I must ask if you have thought about getting the mamma spayed after she weans her kittens. I'm a big proponent of spay/neuter. We have a volunteer program here that takes feral cats to be spayed or neutered and also given rabies vaccinations and other shots. The cats remain "strays" but at least they are not reproducing and adding to the overpopulation problem.
    Claudia

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    1. Yes, absolutely... I'll be taking her to our vet once the kittens are weaned! Have a great weekend.

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    2. Oh I'm so glad. Beautiful post!
      Karen

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  13. Beautiful flowers, beautiful kittens, and beautiful little girls. Very nice pictures! Have a nice weekend!

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  14. Those were my favorite kind of days with our girls, too. How fun to have new kitties to cuddle with!

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  15. Love the little peeks of your home and family. Your shares always take me back to when I was a young mom raising our children. Who doesn't love adorable little kittens. Your girls sure do have some wonderful smiles and we know why. They are so blessed to have such loving, caring and nuturing parents. You and Justus have truly worked so hard at creating such a beautiful home. Have a wonderful holiday weekend Andrea.

    Debra

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    1. Your comments mean so much to me... thank you! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend too.

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  16. Beautiful photo .....happy spring!!!

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  17. What a sweet time to enjoy with your girls outside! I'm enjoying this time of year when everything is so green and lush and my perennials are beginning to bloom.
    Mary Alice

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  18. oh my, you have kitties and my sister has baby bunnies...feeding them with a bottle to keep them alive right now..

    Adorable pics of the kittens and girls! :)

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  19. What a sweet post !!...owww...those pussy's !!...love them all !!...xxx...have a nice sunday...x !

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  20. Beautiful photo of your little girl getting cuddles! The kits are so cute, I want one!

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  21. oh, the girls will have so much fun with the kittens! hope your weekend is going great, andrea:)

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  22. Oh I wish I had some honeysuckle...it's one of my favorites. I'm glad you are enjoying time outside with your girls. The past few days here have been so perfect. Sunny but not hot at all. I wish it would stay like this! Hope you have a lovely Memorial Day...Ann

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  23. The kittens are precious! I know you're enjoying them. I too am loving the scent of honeysuckle in the yard! The warm days and evenings make it smell so wonderful! My neighbor up the hill has gobs of lavender too and I'm so jealous. It's so pretty lining her walkways. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

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  24. Awww such cute kitties! I love the smell of honeysuckle. Have a happy week!

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  26. Look at those sweet babies! I would be out there with those kittens all day. Thanks for sharing your sweet corner of the world. :)

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  27. Lovely blog, thank you for sharing...blessings to you and your lovely family.

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  28. Not only do you have a wonderful vegetable garden, your flowers are so gorgeous too!...How precious are the girls and the kittens!

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