Tuesday, February 5, 2008

This past weekend here was so sunny and warm that everyone got out and soaked up some rays. Sunday found us having breakfast on the patio, and dozing in the sun with that last cup of coffee. It felt so good I was hard pressed to go indoors and do housework - stupid stuff - housework - it's not like its going to STAY clean, and on a sunny day, it just seems so trivial, doesn't it?

The boys found this little lizard under the bushes. At first we thought he might have been a casualty of the cats' hunting, but when the Bohemian picked him up by his tail, he was still quite alive! We put him up in the bush and he hung out for awhile, soaking up the sun as well. He changed from this color to a paler gray, after hanging out in the bush. Isn't he cute?

The cats were very happy to be out in the sun as well. Jezebel did a bit of rolling and flipping, to get those hard to reach itchy spots before settling down for a sunny snooze. She's practically smiling in this picture, she's just that happy.
Scrawny Joe McAllister (Remember him? The one who jumped off the Talliscratchy Bridge?) was having his own itch-fest up in the fort, rubbing between the boards. The silly thing almost fell off twice, he got so carried away. He thinks he's very pretty, but we know that he's also extremely silly.
It's raining today, which made it very hard to get up and go this morning, but get up and go I did. I have things on the easel calling to me to come and play, and I've been devoting far too much time on blogging, which, as fun as it is to do, doesn't really leave me much to show for my time. So if I'm not around, you'll know where I am! I'd like to get further along on the two pictures I started; maybe even finish them. If I like how they turn out, I'll throw them up here later on.

This is also the week I'm back on the volunteering gig at school. I take January off, because, after Christmas, I need the break, but now that its February, and the groundhog has come and gone, its time for me to get back into the swing of things.

Now if I could just wake up!

8 comments:

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

Lordy! When I die I want to come back as one of your cats. Great picture of Ms. Lizzy (or is it Mr? How does one go about checking that sort of thing on a lizzard? Who would want to? These are the burning questions I have on a Tuesday morning). Carpe paintbrush, girl!

liv said...

look what fun! and beautiful pix!

Ben & Bennie said...

Great photos! and the weekend was wonderful here in our part of the world. Today is absolutely awesome (near 80 degrees). But it's time to get back to the studio!

Maggie said...

Do all of God's creatures totally flock to your little corner of the world? You're like Snow White! Only cooler. And, you know, not living with dwarfs. At least not seven of them, right? :)

flutter said...

I do want to snuggle with your kitties! What a beautiful day

FairiesNest said...

...and today is even warmer! Air on yet? small evil laugh...

slouching mom said...

i love your pictures -- there's such warmth in them.

also love that cute lizard!

jennifer h said...

Great pictures! Your cats look completely blissed out.