Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday Stills

Our challenge this week is yellow...



...so I'm starting off with purple. With some yellow. Even more yellow if you click to biggify. I'm pretty into my pollen.



If I'd posted a full photo of this flower, you'd think it was just a plain white iris. I love the way my camera shows me there is always more than meets the eye.



This yellow flower is someplace that it should not be. In my greenhouse. I posted this not only as a beautiful example of yellow, but to shame myself into getting this poor squash OUT of the greenhouse today. Feel free to throw in some extra shame. I deserve it.



And I bet you thought I would throw in a bee picture, too. I was, until I saw how neat the yellow is on this moth. (Definitely click to biggify.)



And I gave the camera to Keebler and Graham Lamb because I thought it might be interesting to see what yellow they would pick. Kids pictures are frequently insightful and this is no exception - a yellow box of cookies and a yellow(ish) cat. Graham must have had the camera for this one. He loves his kitties as much as cookies. Keebler loves his cookies.

Scrunchy (who's starting to feel a little more comfortable - and better fed - on the porch) is going to be sorry to see the heated cat condo heading to the barn (just for the summer - don't worry) today. I'm going to miss the two layer table/shelves. But not too much.

And yes, that's a Christmas tree. For the cats. On top of the condo. With presents underneath. And the lights (LEDs) still on. As a night-light for the boys. Who are also moving off the porch this weekend.

Enjoy your Sunday! And to enjoy more Sunday Stills...

26 comments:

CTG Ponies said...

Great pics! You sure love your cats!

moresecretwhispers said...

hehe cute cat photo :)

Garry DesMetis said...

I just think your cat is so cute. It would even be nicer if it was a Norwegian Forest Cat. I would love it even more if it was a silver colour. But what the hey, I cant everything what with my Norwegian Sweethearts and I will have to admit, your heart is in the right place.

Did you know that in Norway, the Norwegians use the Norwegian Forest Cats to herd sheep? These are really bright cats. They call them the Border Collies of the cat race. Cats are needed in Norway mainly because Norwegian sheep can climb trees. Not too high but just high enough to be a problem. You must be familiar with this problem.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Huh?!? Climbing sheep? Herding cats? I'm headed to church right now, but you better believe I'm looking into this as soon as I get home!

And NO, thankfully I'm NOT familiar with the climbing sheep issue :-O. That's JUST what I need around here... Yikes!

WildBlack said...

Cool Pics! :) The white iris is gorgeous! Graham took a great pic too! :D

Ed said...

Very nice, love the Keebler/Grahm POV, and the Moth..:-)

flowerweaver said...

I love the striations on the second flower, which looks like an Iris.

The moth is awesome biggified...I especially like the hint of teal on his back.

That Graham Lamb! I suppose he ate the box of 'Nillas after he relenquished the camera! Has he tried a Graham cracker yet?

dibear said...

Great shots, yours and the "boys". Nice job. Very clever.:):)

Garry DesMetis said...

I simply bear the truth and carry the torch for Norwegian Forest Cats.

I must tell you once of how the NWC came into my life and how this single event cured my dandruff. The luck these cats carry with them is located in a very special compartment near their 11 lives. Yes, 11. It gets cold in Norway and as you probably know, what with your intimate knowledge of sheep, winter is the cruelest month.

J9 said...

Love the shot of the cat, and the iris too!

The Wife said...

Beautiful flowers. Love the cat and cookie box.

Alice said...

You outdid yourself with yellow! The composite photo with the moth has incredible complimentary colors as well. Happy to see those 'nilla wafers come to life again. Yellow is such a happy color!

~ Sara ~ said...

Well done... the Nilla wafers shot made me smile... :)

prairierunner said...

LOL, I'm looking into a climbing cat too. Ooftay if that don't beat all. Great pictures and I like the purple cause it goes so well with yellow.

VioletSky said...

I biggified the moth pic, even though I don't like macro insects... I would never have noticed the different colours.

Strawberry Lane said...

Great photos! Love the Iris, just terrific!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Mmmmmm! Nilla wafers makes me think of banana pudding....and they are yellow, too!

Beautiful flower details.

Have a beautiful day!

~Lisa

Kelly said...

Cool photos! The bug nerd in my loves the moth photo!

Jen Mo said...

Wow the first one justs pops right out at ya and the last is too funny!

SighMan said...

Hey thanks, really nice pics, love the cat! I want a cat!

Regular Guy said...

With names like Keebler and Graham how could they not like cookies. Very nice job giving them the camera.

Garry DesMetis said...

St Francis of Assisi established an order called the Franciscans. He used to preach out west and they named a city after him. San Franciscan. It is out there near Oakland.

St. Francis was famous for animals and especially little pigs. He is often seen holding a little pig in his arms. Pigs were useful for making Picatta Milanese for poor people who could not afford veal. St. Francis is loved by the poor.

St. Benedict is the patron Saint of Veal chops. I bet you did not know this.

There are 30,000 saints in the book of saints.

Pete said...

The moth is a great shot, but I love how you can almost feel the petals in the iris.

Far Side of Fifty said...

That moth photo is just awesome..my favorite so far this round..it looks like velvet..very impressive. Looking down that white Iris was way cool too..I really enjoyed your photos! :)

Andrea said...

Excellent photos...love your cat! I try to get my animals in as many photos as possible. :)

DayPhoto said...

You have some amazing photos there! The white iris is amazing and so is the moth.

Linda
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