Wednesday Vignette – cat nap

Gardener pal

In between April showers, I snuck outside to plant a few things here and there, during the sun breaks. Manneman, my trusty companion, accompanied me outside. He made me laugh, because when I looked up, he had found a small open spot, next to an unfurling ghost fern, a still dormant banana, and a potted Podophyllum, and he made himself as small as he could, and went to sleep. I wish I could have gotten a picture of him when he was peacefully napping, but I startled him, and he looked up. Gave me the stink eye, too. Oh well, the memory of him all curled up and blissfully checked out in the April sun, was priceless…

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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22 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – cat nap

  1. Mark and Gaz says:

    You’ve got a sweet looking companion there!

  2. ‘the stink eye’ I like 🙂

  3. Tina says:

    Lovely garden art: orange among the green. 🙂

  4. Peter Herpst says:

    So sweet! Good to have a garden helper who can scout out available spots for new plants.

  5. Kris P says:

    Nothing looks more peaceful than a sleeping cat! I caught another creature napping in my own WV this week:

  6. You’re back! Hopefully archiving wasn’t too painful a process. My WV:

    • annamadeit says:

      You know, I didn’t even get to the archiving bit yet. Limping along by deleting photos taking up space in unfinished posts instead. I figured they aren’t good for anything as long as they aren’t published.

  7. Alison says:

    What a cutie! I was thinking the same as Peter, but I expected you to say that he was sleeping right where you intended to plant something! I wish the kitties in my area were as courteous as your Manneman, my neighborhood cats just sleep wherever they like in my garden, squashing everything flat.

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  9. I cannot imagine a garden with out at least one cat.

  10. bergstromskan says:

    He looks groggy, I think. Lovely buddy you have

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