Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bright Spots and Posts of the Week

Last week, Frank's wonderful family got together to reunite with some longtime family friends who were visiting from England. It was a lovely day, and I took some photos which I still have to sort through for family members and friends, but I also snapped a few with my bloggie people in mind.

Knowing that there are quite a few animal lovers among you, I thought should share this little sweetie with you. She's a tiny, purry thing under all that fur. Picking her up, she felt like a kitten in my arms but according to her people, she hasn't been a kitten for 21 years! That's a lot of fine, feline living.

This little princess shares her living space with two cats. Callie has been up at the cottage with Benny before. and she tolerates him - for a few moments at a time. She's a sweet, gentle little pooch who very much enjoyed basking in the afternoon sunlight.

spiral lamp
Another bright spot for my camera was this interesting floor lamp. I couldn't resist photographing its spiral pattern. I stared at it without a problem for a while until I got the photo that I wanted, but now that I'm looking at the image, I find it makes me dizzy. Or I might just be tired.

And now, without further delay, here are the
Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.


First Love, True Love
by EthelMae Potter
at The Adventures of Fred and Ethel

by Oma Linda
at Ye Olde Crone's Gazette

The Best
by Nezzy
at Cow Patty Surprise


Meet Quigley
by Glo
at Porcelain Rose


Time to Spring Forward
by Shammickite
at Rook's Nest

by Tabor
at Room Without Walls


by Linda
at To Behold the Beauty

Only $1.49 to Kick Zen's Ass
by Fragrant Liar
at Fragrant Liar


by Kerri
at A Little Piece of Me

Golden Glow
by Fiona
at Lady Fi

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Cloudia said...

Thanks for showing such a sweet long-lived cat. You really blessed me with a good feeling about my comparatively "young" kitty!

And thanks for directing us to these cool POTW!
Congrats Winners!

Aloha from Waikiki
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Dawning Inspiration said...

Loved Nezzy's post for sure! Cute critters... Congrats all!

Kerry said...

That last image is pretty trippy; I get a little dizzy too, but it's almost like some crazy deep-ocean creature. I like it. Love the doggy shot, too; it is so hard to get a good pic with dappled light: I'm envious!

Tabor said...

I am always a little concerned when I visit your POTW lists because I know they will be good and I am afraid I will not have time to get through them all. Of course when I am on the list I am so happy that I make the time to read them all!

Dan said...

Not fond of cats, so I'll refrain from commenting on it.

The dog on the other hand appears to have a unique personality.

The swirl is crazy, the effect is bedazzling.

Anyes said...

21 years old is quite a respectable age for any cat, and I have to say she does look good for being a senior citizen ;-)

Thank you Hilary for your POW, going there right now

Sueann said...

Love the kitty and the pooch!!
And the spiral photo is fabulous
Congrats to all the Posts of the Week

Shrinky said...

Gosh, what a venerable old lady this beautiful kitty is! The sweet poochie portrait is absolutely stunning, Hilary, worthy of hanging in a gallery. Great to see some familiar friends listed in here, thanks for the thumbs up.

Brian Miller said...

that floor lamp is the lines in that shot....congrats to all...

Anvilcloud said...

Yeah, that lamp pic does kinda get to you. It's impressive though.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

OH what an absolute sweet cat!

Daryl said...

oh she looks like Rose with long hair! Lovely selection here .. worth the wait

Ruth Hiebert said...

The lamp picture is quite stunning.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The lamp does make an interesting (and dizzying) photo, but I'm glad you explained what I was looking at. Thanks kindly for the POTW mention, my sweet friend.

Rosaria Williams said...

I guess the animals are fair game!
Lovely pics, H.

Kerri Farley said...

That lamp has my mind whirling! What a GREAT Shot!
And thank you for your kindness my friend! Truly appreciated!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

What an amazin' photo that spiral lamp made, girl ya did it proud.

Speakin' of proud, I'm proud as punch that you've included my post in your great group of POTW. Ya left me blushin' a bit.

Thanks sweetie!

I hope I look that good when I'm that old in cat years! Heeehehehehe!

God bless ya and have a bright and beautiful day!!! :o)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Congrats to the winners. I love Callie, such a beautiful breed.

ethelmaepotter! said...

Oh my goodness, you could have knocked me down with a feather when I saw my mention today! COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED, but much appreciated! Congratulations to everyone!
Two lovely ladies here today, and yes, that lamp is quite dizzying.

Shammickite said...

OHhhh Hilary, thanks so much for the POTW accolades! You surprised me. Actually, I don't really have a clock fetish. It's just that these clocks seemed to accumulate in the house while my husband was around, and it just seems such a shame to ignore them, so I try to keep them dinging and donging and on time as much as possible. After all, they are little works of art. OK, so they were mass produced back when they were new, but there's not many of them left in good working condition, and I feel it's my duty to keep them going! Silly, I know. I feel guilty every time I forget to wind them.

OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

Thank you. I am honored.
Love the last photo....dizzy and wild and wonderful. Kitty is so sweet and long lived.
Oma Linda

messymimi said...

That first picture looks just like Taknumi, the first cat i had when i got out of my parents home. Beautiful.

Maggie May said...

The animals looked cute, though the cat looked as though she'd spied something to stalk.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Fragrant Liar said...

Thanks, Hillary! What a nice surprise.

Love the floor lamp. Kinda trippy!

Fragrant Liar

Dianne said...

Bravo to all the POTWs

lovely cat and dog
I can't believe she's 21!!
she looks like a kitten

and the sweet pup is just oh my I want to hug her

love the lamp, it's like a fabulous breastplate for a warrior queen

Joanna Jenkins said...

That is a very interesting lamp, Hilary! Love the pic.

You picked some great posts this week. Nezzy is such a good read and Fragrant Liar had me crying I was laughing so hard. I'm off to read the others.

Thanks, jj

CiCi said...

My cat is only two years old so this gives me hope she will live as many years!

I am intrigued with the spiral lamp.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the dog, not a cat, but the third is beyond belief, beautiful.

Liz Mays said...

I love that the cat is having such a good long life. The floor lamp is really neat looking!

Karen said...

Such lovely pet photos. I didn't know what that last picture was, until you told me-makes me curious to see the rest of it.

yaya said...

No you're not tired..that lamp is making me dizzy too! The cat had me saying: "are you kidding me? Seriously, 21?" I have a cat...I really don't want a cat...I'm good to my cat..but 21..really?

ds said...

Love the lamp! Twenty-one is a fine age for a cat; she looks as though she has a few more left in her, too...

Unknown said...

Calie reminds me of a certain Disney pooch movie! :) I'll check out these new cool bloggers. Thanks Hilary!

Glo said...

Quigley thanks you so much for the POTW ~ he has not been seen since, and it is hoped that he has not been blown away in our fierce winds ... his voluminous trousers may have either hindered or helped during said winds.

Your photos are wonderful ~ the venerable cat looks sweet, and I think Callie is practicing her "Here comes that Bennie again!" expression. Your third photo is hypnotic ... I think it's put me in a trance!

Again, thanks for the POTW and I'll enjoy checking out the other links :)

LadyFi said...

Wonderful shots of the animals and that dizzying lamp! It's so lovely.

And thank you so much for the POTW.

Claudya Martinez said...

I love the lamp pattern, it makes me think of a mushroom.

MaggieGem said...

That lamp is definitely dizzying! Always love to see pets... the lighting in Callie's portrait is awesome

Jayne said...

The floor lamp is magnificent. Very cool perspective. :)

SandyCarlson said...

The cat and the dog are wonderful. You captured some wonderful tenderness there. That is one neat floor lamp shot, too.