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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dogwood Trees, The Cat and What's Happening

I am so excited to see our dogwood trees starting to bloom.

They live in the shadow of tall pines and strive for the sun.

I know the feeling.

I want some sun too.

This is a picture of the front yard and I have noted two of the three thirty year old dogwood trees.

That large swatch of green is monkey grass and we run over it with a lawn mower once in February every year.

 I had to zoom to the top to get this one.

A magnolia in our back yard. It really did not bloom very well this year.

Is this not an image of bliss?

It is a hard knock life for him.


CC and I took my godson to lunch today and he spent the day with us.

Photos were taken with her camera so I might get them tomorrow.

We shall see.

I am currently baking a lemon sour cream pound cake for the youth group of our church.

Then I am baking brownies.

Things are rockin here.

Joe, CC and I wish you a splendid weekend.

grace surrounds us


  1. I've never seen blooming dogwoods. What a nice view. Nice that you had time with your daughter too.

  2. Your header photo is outstanding! I couldn't get Blogger to load the rest. Been having problems with them all day.

  3. Okay, now they loaded. Love that cat's colors!

  4. Lovin' the dogwoods, but that kitty is the epitome of serene-gotta love that:@)

  5. Clovis looks so comfy. Brownies sound so good right about now. I haven't had my chocolate fix yet today.

  6. Dogwood is one of my favorite trees! They don't do too well down in the warmer south, so I long for the day I may have one of my own. Of course I want to kidnap that blissful kitty - along with a dogwood tree I have always coveted an orange cat! Ann

  7. Lovely photos! The kitty is so cute!

  8. I love the second photo, where you have captured the sun and the shade. Beautiful. You know that I am a huge fan of your photos. Did you do photography classes at some point? Doesn't that cat look absolutely blissful, and you're so right, I am looking for the sun and the warmth too!! I have the same coloured magnolia in my garden, and the buds are just appearing!

  9. Olive,

    Stunning pictures. The cat is beautiful. Love the dogwood pictures. Have a great weekend.


  10. As always lovely photos, our magnolia is only just thinking about blooming. Your cat is so gorgeous I would love to have a cuddle.

  11. I am just LoVin the C-Cat Pics!*!*! What a Sweet-Sweet Baby...
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  12. Sooooo not fair - we still have snow on the ground...

  13. Aren't cats lucky? You're so right - that is absolutely the essence of bliss. Your cat looks so utterly relaxed and satisfied. Aaaaah!


  14. Cats are the luckiest creatures. You're so right! Yours looks like an absolute picture of bliss. If I take photos of my cats like this, they slowly open one eye and give me an evil stare!!!


  15. Isn't it great when you can see things growing again! I love pussy cat Snooze! Aw bless!!

  16. Beautiful flowering trees! Oh how I miss the south and all it's beauty. Such a precious kitty. They certainly know how to relax, don't they?

  17. Oh, your kitty is so sweet! My heart is doing flip flops.
    I love dogwood trees. I grew up in New England area and we had lots of them. Beautiful.
    I am so happy you are having time with your daughter. Family and friends come first, then blogging.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  18. Olive, I love this time of year when the dogwoods bloom. You have such a pretty yard and look at how green the grass is. Your cat is adorable and looks like he is enjoying the good life.

  19. Olive, love the dogwoods and your photographs are incredible! Aww, that little kitty is just happy as a lark! Too adorable.

    Happy Spring!



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