Friday, September 2, 2016

F4: Flowers, Feline, Female on Friday

Today post is brought to you by the letter 
We are pleased to join Dory 

Dory we have two hostas about to bloom and a Black Tie Camellia with tons of buds, which we hope to feature it next year.  We had the yard spruced up recently by our good buddy Adam from Lawn Detailing and Enhancement.  We thought we'd use that for today.  All the house stuff of late has been 'cause my staff is older than dirt and lazy wants things low maintenance.  They had lots of old ivy areas dug beside the front porch (where the Camellia is planted).  That patch by the porch was a bear to maintain.  It often took Dad several hours to trim it. Now it is
 Dad asked Adam to thin out the ivy in back, make a gravel bed, add pavers with Hosta and Liriope borders (large picture below) Adam called it 'our sanctuary'.  Adam is fun-gi.  Mom says he looks like Neil McCoy the country singer.  Dad put a gazing ball there too.

In June 25, 2009...we started blogging.....
Today, September 2, 2016, I am here to tell your two tales

Tale 1
 No matter what mom says I'm a working gal.
Every chance I get I help or snoopervise whatever is going on in Manor Madi.  I have my own tools, a tool belt and a battery
operator drill.  

PICTURE 1 water mark near my back left paw

Tale 2
 After 7 years and 3 months,
TOGM (the old gray mare to those who dont't know) has finally
learned how to put a watermark on my photos...MOL
TOGM is slow but she is determined....
Picture 2 watermark bottom left corner.

She will probably be playing with it some more but we are wondering which one you like best picture 1 or 2.
TOGM likes #1 because it is more transparent

TOGM has not run out of chalk!!!  She is just learning new stuff.  
My TTT friends always enjoy searching for where TOGM puts 'madi and mom'


  1. I like the first watermark too :) The new garden looks great! I'm sure due to your supervision Madi.

  2. I didn't know you were such a handycat, Madi!

  3. Hari OM
    Both are good marks - but might serve different purposes - for most shots, the first is pawfect, but for PSA or mosaics like the top one, the second is better! Good to know you have toolz skillz... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. We like the first picture better. Looks like you have all the tools to do a great job at whatever you need to do Madi. You all have a great Friday.

  5. We like the first watermark, and we are impressed with your collection of power tools, Madi!

  6. I vote number 1 for the mark and I vote Madi carpenter of the month. good job on the yard work and are you sure it wasn't NOT Adam that did the work? can we trust his name is Adam? I looked up Neil to see what he looks like and Adam is a handsome guy

  7. #1. I need help too Madi. My helper has dove hunting on his mind this weekend. Well never mind, you might want to be bird hunting with him.

    Maybe I just need to relax this weekend :)

  8. You works too hard, MIss Diva Madi !
    Take it easy... MOL
    Have a purrfect weekend

  9. Pretty new resting spot for you! We like the first watermark best, much more subtle.

  10. OMC.....a ladycat with TOOLS!!!!!!!!!!! :::::::::::::THUD::::::::::::: know who THAT was!!!

    your (unconscious again) guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

  11. We like the first water mark, too!
    Beautiful sanctuary and "here here to easier living"!
    Hugs and nose taps, Molly and Kathy

  12. Dad has lots of tools too. Way too many, ghostwriter says, and they take up half the garage. When I see him with some of his tools, I usually go and hide, because it usually means lots of loud noise, banging, and shouting will ensue. I'm sure that doesn't happen when you use your tools, though Madi.

  13. Your garden looks lovely. I like the first watermark best too. It is less intrusive than the second one.

  14. First off, we just LOVE that you have your own tool belt, Madi!!

    We like the watermark on #1 too...first because it is more transparent...but we also love that it has a little kitty head in red!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  15. PeeS: Madi, of course a totally pawesome lounger/scratcher like Pigeon's could only have come from!!

  16. your Adam did a wonderful job, that looks so great! Bravo!!! girld who can handle such big tools are pawsome.. can I call you for the next diy-project?

  17. You are a hard working gal pretty Madi! I like the 2nd watermark best.

  18. madi...we likes fotoz one de best coz it REE MINDZ us oh chalk ...can we borrows that drillz bye any chance....we knead ta get in two de pan tree ☺☺☺ heerz two a lake whitefish kinda week oh end ~~~~ see ya twoozday ~~~~~~♥♥♥♥

    { we haz NOE hosta left ...thanx KNOT..... two de naybor hood hare ~~~~~~~

  19. Low maintenance is the best! Who needs to do hours of extra work.
    We think your watermark looks really nice. We have heard of numerous people having their photos stolen from their blogs so good idea.
    Elliot and Cricket x

  20. Your sanctuary is BEAUTIFUL! And our Mom agrees; low maintenance is where it's at! We like photo #1 best and like knowing you have your own working tools, Madi!

  21. That sanctuary looks great. Mom loves the gazing ball. We need a lot of work done in our yard too, but first Mom says she needs one of US to learn to mind HIS own business and stay out of the gardens:)

    We like the first watermark better too, maybe make it just a tad bigger.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  22. We hate to tell you, watermarks don't work from the stealers either
    Lily & Edward

  23. We liked that watermark, mom does not know how to do that, so I guess Henri will just pee in the corner of ours, and we will call it one. Mom loved the glazing ball and how you have the yard around it. So pretty. stella rose

  24. I like the first watermark too... am I missing something? I just use Pixlr's text tool and slap a watermark on, usually my initials or Under the Oaks... :) I could do it through photoshop elements but too lazy to mess with it! And true what Two French Bulldogs says, sadly. Just keeps honest peeps honest. We are cutting back on the outside work too, we is tired!

  25. It's hard to say unless we saw both watermarks on the same photo. Your mom should be able to put it on a transparent background. Gee Madi, that is one major tool kid you got there! You gonna build a better mousetrap?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  26. Madi, we thin you, your tool belt and Adam need to visit us. We have lots of minor jobs that need doing.

    SHE can't put a watermark on photos...not that SHE's ever tried.

  27. Madi, so cool! I would not even to begin the water mark....Good for you blogging since 2009. That is awesome! I love the green gazing ball. I have a red one!!
    Happy Labor Day!

  28. You are a clever girl Madi, I like both watermarks and your new header. Have a great weekend!

  29. Your sanctuary is just lovely and looks so peaceful! We love your new header, Madi!

  30. We like the second one, cuz the kitteh is very cute. And saucy. Like Madi.

  31. We like what Adam did with your yard, Madi. And we vote for watermark #1...we like that it's transparent.

  32. Adam did a FABulous job!!!! Oh, and I likes number one! (oh, so many jokes.....)
    Ma always forgets to put my 'watermark' on my pics...there is just no hope for that woman...
    Ruby ♥
    your bestie in crime...

  33. Excellent to have your own tools and tool belt! You ARE a working cat!
    We plaster a watermark right across us. Someone was stealing our photos, cutting off Mom's watermark in the corner, and was claiming we were hers! This person also renamed us and made up stories about how abused we were until she came along, blah, blah, blah. It was horrid! Another blogger saw our pix on this person's Instagram feed and let Mom know. To say Mom wasn't a happy camper doesn't begin to cover things.


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