I am a kitty that has something to say about almost every subject imaginable--sometimes with humor, sometimes not, but always surprising. At least, it surprises me!

Garden Grief

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Garden Grief

  Well, it’s the only word I could think of that describes what we do NOT have this summer in our normally productive plot! Tomatoes splitting, zucchine stunted (even these babies have no taste at all after that first surge), black leaves coming out on the tomato plants and midget roses, puny and pathetic but struggling to put out a few blossoms for the end of the season.  Poor little things. Maybe this tomato was...

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IRONY

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 11 comments

IRONY

(Long, long ago—COVER YOUR DAUGHTER UP OR LEAVE THE PREMISES! And don’t ask for a recent pic!) Well, to be threatened to be arrested for covering oneself when mama was almost arrested years ago for NOT covering herself could be hilarious, if it were not so pathetic.  In another blog I mentioned that FRANCO was in power in Spain, where mama was accosted.  And you remember, perhaps, who Franco was–dictator of Spain contributing to Spain’s...

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The Art of Looking

Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | 11 comments

The Art of Looking

Unfinished kitties Well, mama’s friend, Anne, sent her an article from the New York Times about visitors viewing an exhibition of unfinished works of art at the Breuer Museum in New York City and their opinions on what they saw and mama was very moved by this, especially the very astute comment by one viewer that all art is unfinished:  “An artist is never finished so their art is never finished. When you finish it,...

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O, Canada!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 19 comments

O, Canada!

YAY. Maple leaves, forever. Well, after the burkini debaucle, here is really good news from Canada.  You’d think that the people who are trying to ban the burkini in France would have better things to do with their time. M. Hollande is not long for his office anyway and he’ll certainly not be re-elected. The wonderful news is that in central Italy they are finding more and more people alive under the rubble, and...

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Mulch Musings

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | 13 comments

Mulch Musings

Just after I put this pic in my blog, mama told me about THIS!!! HURRAH!!! But it is still not completely thrown out. These babies don’t seem to be going anywhere after having produced ONE zucchine that weighed 3 pounds! Go figure. Well, there are tomatoes and peppers and a few marigolds to attract the bees, but that’s about it. The roses are teensy little pathetic things that I cannot hide behind any longer.  Have...

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SHAME ON FRANCE!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | 10 comments

SHAME ON FRANCE!

(Photo from The Guadian–I simply had to use this, so thank you, Guardian) OUTRAGEOUS!!! Shame on France.  Shame on the Egalite’ that France professes to have.  Shame on the police.  Shame on France’s leaders. I am a visitor in France.  One might say, if you don’t like what we do here, leave.  But there are also many French citizens against this law, this subjugating treatment of women, this arrogance of the government to dictate...

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Earthquake in Amatrice

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | 12 comments

Earthquake in Amatrice

Mama and papa are really upset about the earthquake in Italy.  So many dead and more buried and the little towns around the epicentre, devastated. All of the family are fine, however, and were not near the disaster even though not terribly far away.  Very nervous-making to have everything shake in the middle of the night. No blog today, only prayers for the people of Amatrice and surrounding towns and hamlets and hope that there...

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Something Fishy

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Something Fishy

YAY! Fish for dinner. “Loulou, that is not YOUR fish, that’s OUR fish; your fish is in a packet and all chopped up nice with gravy and ready to eat.  You don’t want to have to remove all the bones, do you?  It took me finding a really nice waiter to teach me how to get the filets out of a bony fish, and you don’t have ANY bones in your pageot.” Mama tells...

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Gardens (and neighbors) of Delight

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Gardens (and neighbors) of Delight

Well, you remember when I took this out in the garden saying hello to our neighbour, M. Riere, and he was just beginning to prepare his soil for spring and as you see, it was a chilly day in the late winter and zilch is growing except for a few leftover little whatever they ares and so I thought I would show you what that same piece of barren turf looks like NOW: And as...

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Burkinis and Bikinis (La) Mer Musings

Posted by on Aug 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | 12 comments

Burkinis and Bikinis (La) Mer Musings

These ladyanthros look as if they have just done some diving–what’s not to like? And whose business is it anyway? La mer, being ‘sea’ in French.  I don’t want to get too into politics here, but mama and papa and friends were discussing the burkinis on the beaches and everyone has a very strong opinion pro and con for the French decision to ban the burkini. Personally, I think it’s silly.  Freedom to wear...

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