Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Late Summer In the WildWoods

This will be the last walk we take in the WildWoods of Arkansas. the next time we go for a walk, it will be in the Urban WildWoods of Colorado.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cat Tales ~ Road Trip!!!!!

Mes going on a ROAD TRIP!!!

It's been forever since Mes gotten to go on a Road Trip. The last time was when Mommy and Daddy decided to live in the WildWoods of Arkansas. And that was many, many, many moons ago!
Now Mommy says Wes going to go live in the UrbanWoods of Colorado. And Wes have to drive and drive  and drive to get there. Me likes Road Trips and Me has a bed that Me rides in (cause Mes special) and Me can see out the window but everyone else has to ride in cages. Theys not happy.

Those hairy shedding Doggies are going to ride in the same car with Us Kitties. Mes not too sure Me likes that idea....
Mes gotta go. Me must make sure that Mommy has Mes water bottle and a bit of Nip packed for me.

Me will be sure to give you a FULL report once Mes unpacked.

Purz and Catnip Dreams ... Gomez

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Don't Touch That Dial!

I'm turning in my modem and shutting off my internet service today (shudder!!) I may go through withdrawals! LOL Just joking!!
I have put The Candy Corn Chronicles on autopilot while I am transitioning. So y'all be good and play nice! I'll catch up with everyone once I'm more or less settled (probably less).
See you soon!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Cat Tales ~ Winds of Change

Mommy has been talking to us a lot lately. And I don't think it's because Daddy's been gone and she has no one else to talk to. She's been telling us about a new place Wes going to go live at. She calls it our "Transition Home".

She said she knows how the foundlings who have come to live with us feel ~ Just so happy to have found a warm, safe, dry place to curl up in. Mommy said she feels like that about this "Transition Home". She's just happy that Daddy was able to find it.

Mommy said that Wes needed to move closer to her litter of kids to help them out. And to help out with those noisy, sticky Little People that Mommy calls 'Grandkids'.
Hrmph! There's nothing too Grand about them! But Mommy promised that she would buy us a nice tall Kitty Condo so Wes could get away from them sticky little hands.

Me supposes that wouldn't be so bad...especially if it is coated with Catnip!
Me gets dibs on the top bed!!

Purz and Catnip Dreams ... Gomez

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Art of the Tea Bag

*** Remember you can click on any photo to enlarge it and see the detail in these creative tea bags! ***

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

10 Days and Counting.....

In only 10 days Hubby and Sons will be here with the moving trucks. There will be a flurry of activity as they pack and stack all of our earthly possessions into those trucks. It's been so long since I've packed some of the boxes, that I've forgotten what's in them. It'll be like opening presents when we get to our new 'Transition Home'

I've noticed there's been a flurry of activity over at the Neighbors. It seems They're getting ready for the move as well....

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cat Tales ~ The Winners Are....

First, Me would like to Thank every one of you lovely Felines who entered Mes GiVeAwAy!
And Thank You for reading Mes posts every Monday. 

Mommy wrote all the names on pieces of paper and put them in a bowl so Me could choose two. 
It seems that everyone in the house wanted to get in on the act of name drawing, but Me finally got the names pulled.

And now without further ado, Me will announce the winners!

Maggie who belongs to Tigger and Pepper 
Wendy who belongs to Miss Bella and Sele

If you lovely Kitties would email Mes Mommy with your address, Mommy will get your books &  goodies mailed out to you.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Look Who...

I found napping by my flower pot....

And I caught his friend napping under a tree ...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bee Update

First, I would like to say Thank You to everyone who commented on my post last week about Bees. The input provided was most enlightening. My little friends continue to visit me while I work outside. They have now been joined by the occasional Bumble Bee.

I didn't know what to think when they first started showing up. I ruled out the need for water (in 110+ deg temperatures, a person does have a tendency to sweat a bit!) since I have a small ornamental pond in our courtyard and there is a larger pond about 50 yards from the house. (Bees use water to help cool the Hive in hot weather as well as to thin out honey so it might be fed to larva)
Someone suggested to me that the Bees could be attracted to my pheromones. And this could very well be, though I'm not sure about the chemistry between Bees and a person's pheromones. That is something I must delve into when time allows. And no I haven't been wearing perfume or deodorant (I know, I know.... but when you are by yourself and sweating like Niagara Falls, deodorant is the last thing on a person's mind!)

After reading and pondering, I feel that the Bees are telling me several things....
  • That all my efforts - all the painting done on the house, all the boxes packed, all the weeks spent alone while Hubby was attending school and doing homework will pay off. That I will soon be able to enjoy the 'fruits' of my labors.   
  • The Bee encounters at the new House are also a sign that those 'frutis' await us - that the hard work that Hubby and our youngest son have done on the new place will pay off in the end. And soon We will all be able to sit back and enjoy each others company!
  • The Bees are also encouraging me to continue on the mystickal path ~ I have a lovely Witch and several darling little Witchlings waiting for me.
  • And the Bees from the WildWoods are bidding me goodbye. I shall miss them dearly. But many new friends await .....

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Crooked Forest of Gryfino

Do you remember this nursery rhyme ~ 
There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile, 
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile. 
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse. 
And they all live together in a little crooked house. 
Well, this is the forest that the crooked house may have been located in.

Around four hundred trees in this forest near Gryfino, Poland have been formed with a 90° horizontal bend in it's trunk before rising vertically again. The trees are believed to be about eighty years old and although there is no explanation for this freak of nature one widely held belief is that the trees were shaped this way by human hands (possibly by carpenters wanting to use the wood for furniture making). Or maybe the Forest Fae had a wee hand in their making....

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cat Tales ~ Centerfold Shots

Some of these photos may not be appropriate for the younger crowd! 
Or even the older crowd!

Don't forget to enter Mes GiVeAwAy!!!
Click here to read post for entry!!!

Purz and Catnip Dreams ... Gomez

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Art of Roisin

I have the pleasure of knowing today's featured Artist. She is a lovely Lady with a wonderful sense of humor. And her Art reflects the beauty and magick of the land in which she lives. 
Her name is Roisin and she lives in Ireland. 
Her blog is Child of Danu . 
And CLICK HERE to see her Flickr Fotos!
Please stop by and say 'Hi' when you get the chance!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tooth Fairy Feels Economic Pinch

The economy is so tough that it has taken a bite out of what kids get for losing teeth.
Compared with a year ago, youngsters reaching under their pillows have found an average of 40 cents less per tooth, according to a recent Visa Inc. survey.
The going rate nationally per tooth is down to $2.60 from $3.
The amount shelled out varies in different areas of the country. The Tooth Fairy largess is up in the West, where the average reimbursement per tooth rose to $2.80 from last year's $2.70.
In other areas of the nation, getting money out of the Tooth Fairy is like pulling teeth. The average payout in the East is $2.10, down 38 percent from $3.40 in 2010; the South, $2.60, down 21 percent from last year's average of $3.30; and the Midwest, $2.80, down 3 percent from 2010's $2.90.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Meaning of Bees ~ Input Please!

Bees have become a companion of mine lately. I seem to always have one or more flying around me, landing on me, or just sometimes being a general nuisance (there little feet tickle the back of my neck). These are honey bees that seem to be craving my attention - not Bumble Bees or Sweat Bees but Honey Bees. {Hubby says it's because I'm so sweet! He must be buttering me up for something!}
I have been doing a fair amount of work outside, packing up the garage and other shop buildings, and bees always seem to find me, doesn't matter if it is early morning or late afternoon.  I am wondering if this is an omen, a message perhaps?  Hubby even reported that he thinks there is a ground nest of bees at the new house. Hhhmmmmm....... What are these little guys trying to tell me??

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August Update

A lot has and hasn't happened in the last month.
The weather is still hot and dry. I feel like someone stuck us in the oven, turned it to broil and forgot about us!  We had two brief rain showers the whole month of July. Not near enough.

Hubby went off to Denver and is now working. (I wrote a bit about that last week). He should get his first paycheck this week. Oh, Happy Days!!
We signed a lease on a house in the northern suburbs of Denver. It's not exactly my idea of a dream home, but we felt it was the best way  to get into a place up there and not have to deal with a landlord. Nothing against landlords (we may become some fairly soon) but when a person has animals, landlords aren't exactly the most desirable people to deal with. And believe me, I am making a mental note of that! I don't want to become a person that I wouldn't even want to deal with!

Our "New" House
Had a couple of showings of the house here in Arkansas. And we remain hopeful that it will sell before the end of summer.
I am still packing away. I have odds-n-ends in the house to pack. All that oddly shaped stuff that just doesn't quite fit into any normal size box. But I am spending most of my time packing up Hubby's garage and two shop buildings. He won't be able to find anything for a good while. Teach him for not packing it himself! And I have  a deadline to meet. We are leaving Arkansas the end of the month. I'm anxious to to rejoin the Family and to rejoin the Art Scene. I have dearly missed creating my Faeries and any and all sort of Halloween items.
And speaking of Halloween... We'll have two, possibly three yards to "Haunt" this year! WooHoo!!! We'll have to use what we have, so this year won't be all that creepy but it'll still be fun!

And don't forget, Gomez is having a Giveaway! You can read about it here!