Saturday, December 16, 2017

Caturday Art - Trouble Brewing.

The picture below the header is my Christmas e card to all of you. If you have not received it by email and you would like it, please take it from there.


This week I have once again used Lunapic, but for a change I have not added the Landscape filter to it.
The original photo was taken when I was weeding the border for the summer bedding plants. The boys loved to play in freshly dug earth.
Usually it was Eric who would pounce on Flynn, but here Flynn is about to take advantage that Eric is looking the opposite way.
Click on the picture to enlarge.

You can see more art with Athena.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Health Update.

I haven't updated for a while because until now I have had no news to tell.
I went for another CT scan a week ago on Friday, Then a full blood panel last Monday.
Yesterday (Monday) I went back for my results.

All of the blood results were good, but the best was the result from the CT scan. last time my oncologist had said there was very slight shrinkage of 2 tumours and the others had remained the same.
This time he said there was noticeable shrinkage in all of the tumours.
As you can imagine, this is a huge relief for Ivor and myself. It will make our Christmas so much better.

Many of you keep asking how I am and tell me I am in your thoughts. Both Ivor and I really appreciate it and thank you for your thoughts.

I have another CT scan in 3 months time and hopefully that will be as good or better.

I can't do a post without a photo so I dug out an old funny one. My head is in there somewhere beneath Eric!


Friday, December 8, 2017

Memories - Outdoor Togetherness.


The boys always loved their walks together in the fields.


It was fun to explore.


Comparing notes.


Checking hedges......


and mouse holes.


Keeping watch for intruders.

Perimeter patrol.


There was always chance to rest afterwards.


But they still kept a lookout.


Time to enjoy some sun.


A bit more relaxation....

and time to discuss the days events.


Heading back home. The path you can see them following was made by their constant use of it.


Last check for intruders.


A quick rest on the blocks.....


then time for a leisurely bath.


Then another rest after a hard day's patrol.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Caturday Art - Plant Pot Boys.


This week I have once again used various filters from Lunapic with the emphasis on Landscape. Here the boys are in their favourite plant pots. They loved to sleep in them summer or winter. It didn't worry them how hot or cold it was.
Click on the picture to see more detail.

You can see more Caturday Art with Athena.


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Caturday Art - The Watering Hole.

I have done two versions of the same photo this week, both using Lunapic.


The first version I started with the Landscape effect adjusted to about 35%. Then I used the scribble effect also about 35% then added Landscape again adjusting to 50%.


The second version was also based on Landscape which is my go to effect. I also used 3 or 4 others but can't remember which ones. They were all adjusted down to 25-30%.

This is the original. It was taken on one of our walks around the fields. There is a stream that runs along the bottom field and the boys always liked to stop there for a drink and a paddle.


They can all be clicked on to enlarge.
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday Selfies - Lara.

Do you remember Kozal our guest selfie from September? He was one of the Cats Protection cats in the pen we are sponsoring.
I have good news and am very happy to say that he has been adopted and went to his forever home on November 8th.
Not only will he have a great Christmas, but a lovely home for his golden years.

This pretty lady cat is called Lara and is the latest to arrive in our sponsor pen.
"Lara is a very friendly and talkative girl who loves attention. Once she gets to know you, she is a real lap cat and especially likes a tickle behind her ears or under the tip of her chin. Lara is a beautiful and confident cat who likes to play, especially with a catnip filled mouse. She also enjoys the outdoors and her previous owners have said that she likes to spend time lazing in the sun."

Like Kozal, I don't know why her owners surrendered her but hope she soon finds her forever home too.
Today she is doing the guest selfie.



You can see more selfies with the Kitties Blue at The Cat on My Head.



Saturday, November 11, 2017

Caturday Art - Waiting.

The art this week was taken when I had taken the boys for a walk around the fields. They were waiting for me to go back into the garden and took the opportunity to observe the world from a pile of concrete blocks.
Click the picture to enlarge.


You can see more art with Athena.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Memories - Togetherness.

Not only did the boys do everything together outdoors, they spent all of their indoor time together too.
The following is a selection of them enjoying each other's company.
No words are needed, the photos speak for themselves.
The photos that state ages are pre digital camera and computer.

Aged 9 months
Aged 12-18 months
Aged 12-18 months
Window Gazing
Aged 4 years





I was being held down by Flynn in this photo.

This is the photo I used for last week's Caturday Art.