Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cats in Garden Art part 3: Tabbies Dream

"Tabbies Dream" by Anita Inverarity, a Fine Art Illustrator residing in the North East of Scotland.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Reverie in a Meadow

"Figaro in our meadow garden last summer." Another cat submission from Hunter Ten Broeck, owner of WaterWise Landscapes Incorporated, in Albuquerque, NM.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tiger Eyes

Another one of the late Taj. (See his other Cats in Gardens photo here.)

In this one, he poses with a Tiger Eyes Sumac (Rhus typhina).

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Elusive Butterfly

From Hunter Ten BroeckCo-Owner/Operator of WaterWise Landscapes Incorporated in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This is Taj doing some serious communing with the local flora and fauna. Taj recently passed away -- may he be chasing butterflies in kitty heaven.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Parade Float

 “This kitten, perhaps, is wondering how he is going to get ashore without wetting his feet,” opines the note accompanying a 1935 Alfred T. Palmer photo from the Philippines. “But he is perfectly safe so long as he stays aboard this floating giant of the vegetable world, the ‘Queen Victoria’ (Victoria regia) water lily.”

The tiny cat’s perfect safety wasn’t ever in question. Now more commonly called the giant water lily—reaching eight feet across and staying afloat by means of a substantial amount of air trapped in the spaces between its ribs—the plant is strongest at its center and can hold up to a hundred pounds.
Johnna Rizzo

Photograph by Alfred T. Palmer, National Geographic Image Collection

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Leaves or Squirrels?

 Marie Mims Butler, zoo horticulturalist at the Virginia Zoological Park in Norfolk, VA, submitted this photo of her cats (from left-to-right) Mew, Sasha, and Beau. Marie says, "I see beautiful autumn leaves. Kitties see SQUIRREL."