Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hot kitties

Hi Bozo and all Mum's blog readers; this is Ambrose and THIS week I have all the kitties on this post. We are feeling very hot and stretch out to get cooler. 
 Mama Cass is much cooler in the bedroom! 
Cat's stretch out when it's hot!  
 I, Ambrose and Missy socializing while we try to cool down as well!  
Chappie hopped into a box which has just had Mum's cool vegetables in it! 

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Teeny critter; giant squash

Yesterday I'd been tidying and watering the garden below my veranda rail at the shop, when I felt a light sensation in my hair! I turned to Colette who was standing on the steps alongside my garden to take a look. It was a teeny praying mantis. She gently picked it off my head and placed it in the abundant potted greenery outside her shop.

I managed a few  snaps as it crept around and behind the geranium leaves looking for shelter. 

 Although it looks magnified in the photo, due to my zooming in on it, the tiny praying mantis was only about and inch long

Back at home, my garden is thriving. Mainly with pumpkins (butternuts) and new potatoes. It's mid-summer here in South Africa and the temperatures have been unbearably hot and dry. Our rains just aren't arriving and the daily temps are in excess of 37 degrees Celsius /  98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. The gem squashes in my garden are the size of a soccer ball. 
  The giant sized gem squash in my garden at home 
 Another lighter variety of the same gem squash 
These two squashes are enough for a family of eight! 

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HAPPY SATURDAY TO YOU ALL! 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

All the girls!

Hi Bozo and all Mum's blog readers; this Ambrose and I have a post where I  don't appear! I was out socializing with the dairy cats yesterday when Mum took photos of the girls resting in the house. 
Aunty  Chappie waits on the  counter top in  case Mum hands out cookies
 Missy on her day bed  
Mama Cass  keeps cool in hand basin  


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