Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Kitty Break for the Holidays

Hi all -

Cats in Gardens is on a holiday break. Check back in right after the New Year for many new installments.

Meanwhile, if you have a photo to share of a cat in a garden setting here is how.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cat of La Mancha

Through the Garden

Our pet cat Mancha exploring our back yard, at age 10 months.
By Jay Woodworth of Brooklyn, NY, flickr.com/creativecommons.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Cat Gaze

Our 12 year old showing that she is maturing with dignity (either that or she has spotted a bird!!!)

By Skyvixen, flickr.com/creativecommons.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Garden Journal

Garden journal, June 1993

Backyard,June 1993, London, Ontario, Canada. Our old cat, Sam.
By Andrea_44, flickr.com/creativecommons.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Cat Raspberry

The youngest of our cats showing that even at 6 years old he can still act like a kitten!

By Skyvixen, flickr.com/creativecommons.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Visiting Cat

This little cat likes to visit with my cat.
By jans canon, flicker.com/creativecommons

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

affordable tailless garden scarecat

Attention birds, squirrels, and rabbits: don't mess with the garden scarecat!
Photo by woodleywonderworks, flickr.com/creativecommons

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friendly Cat

Mrs Jean Friend and cat in a garden. Taken in 1939 in Beverly, NSW, Australia.

From the State Library of New South Wales collection - flickr.com/commons.

Monday, December 12, 2011

What are you looking at?

Photo taken by Stephen Jones. Posted at flickr.com/creativecommons.
This photo was taken on April 3, 2009 using a Fujifilm FinePix F20.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cats in Pots

Taken by Kate Jewell.

"Anywhere will do! Eaton cats asleep in the greenhouse."

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dual on the Snow

Senera shared this photo on the Wikipedia Commons. She has wonderful cat photo albums posted at

In this photo, she says: "Saphiri on the right showing the "new bad cat" that it's her garden...;) NBC is shut out of her house day and night, is very lonely, always hanging around causing trouble, I feel so sorry for her (him) he just wants love and company, it is very important for animals to have companions....unfortunately ours are very territorial, and NBC is vicious."

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cats in Garden Art part 2

Part 2 in the Cats in Gardens portrayed in art series.

This is "Young Girl with Cat" by Nicola Marschall. It dates to 1859 and is in the collection of the Morris Museum of Art, Georgia.

This youg cat is clearly not happy about sitting for a portrait and the young girl herself looks on the edge of wildness, just barely keeping it together. The garden itself is an interesting mix as well-- a carefully arranged urn of cut flowers with a shrub border to the rear.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Companiable Contemplation

Sammy (dog) and Maumi (cat) in the garden.
Taken by "BUHR" in their own garden.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cats in Garden Art part 1

This is the first in a series of cats in gardens portrayed by artist throughout the ages.
The garden cat above is "Gukjeong chumyo" (Autumn cat in a garden with chrysanthemum) painted by Byeon Sang-byeok. Thought to date from 1730.

There is something very intriguing about this cat's face. Why do you think he is smiling?