(Pictures and words are for the use of Catwoods Porch Party only. Reposts for the love of cats and nature are welcome. See the “Extended Copyright ….” page above for more info about why I start posts this way.)
All who love cats are deeply appreciated here!
Franklin has decided he likes editing and will um, cheerfully bring his opinions to the keyboard. (Actually he’s rather insistent that we do things his way.)
While I wait until we sort out the photo overload, we’ll hop all over seasons and years for cat pictures, and use the few spring pics we have. So weird sky pics from the severe weather days will have to wait.
We go back to last autumn to catch Stripey lounging about and looking regal!
Boss looking dreamy on a winter evening.
The crab apple tree was the earliest bloomer.
Moonpie has the tallest ears!
The first dandelion I saw!
Oh wait, while we’re being all springy, let’s not forget the deep freeze that happened in February!
That’s the light snow we had with sub-freezing temperatures for a few days.
The Cedar Waxwing Division of the cold spell bird invasion made for excellent Bird TV.
All cats tuned in. A good chance for a little “Protect me big brother” snuggling.
Back to flowering trees. (We’ll get to the severe weather pics between these events when the photo thing is sorted.)
. . . wisteria, and that scent, but not for long and nothing like the sustained wisteria explosion we had last year.
And these, this year’s violets. Those are last year’s violets in the border.
The violets are all mostly gone now, they only stay a short time. But these kitties, they bloom with beauty and charming hi-jinks every day throughout the year. Some older pics of the Kittens, they were such little cuties:
Boss with hints of color skittering on his furs.
Ouch, Lynxie! He likes to flex his nails on my jeans.
Here’s Lynx with an important message: Fellow blogger TW from the wonderful blog Stunning Keisha could use some support and purrs:
Our friend’s cat, Shelley.
And here’s Boss with another important message:
He’s finished reading my MUSE Award winning book Catwoods, and recommends it highly! We so appreciate everyone who has read it, and we need for more people to get the book and read it.
People who like Catwoods really like it and tell me they read it over and over again. While some are old friends, there are others I don’t know from far away, California, New York, Michigan. It’s 364 pages full of cat stories from many decades, music and art and the “languages” that arise between cats and humans, and some human language too. Yes there’s some colorful southeastern variant language, that’s where I and the kitties live. Getting the book helps us care for our kitties. Click on the cover at the upper right for Amazon or “Order the Catwoods book online” page, under the Franklin banner for the link that goes direct to Borgo Publishing, our indie publisher.
Nice pictures, sweet =^..^=
The kitties and I thank you!
So cute cat 👌🌹 beautiful photos 👍🏼🌹
Thank you Thattamma, the kitties and I appreciate your kind words.
Most welcome 🙏🌹
Leah!!! I finally found your blog!!!!!!! Ingrid told me about it because I left a comment on my blog asking if you had one! Your kitties are darling!! How do I subscribe to your blog? You are always so nice leaving comments for me! (((hugs)))
Caren, the kitties and I thank you for seeking out our blog! We’re glad you found us! And hugs in return!
I’m not techy so it took me awhile to find that I could add a “subscribe by email” widget.
Caren, I was able to display a “Subscribe by email” widget to the right-hand side of my blog. The system placed it pretty far down, after the CWA images and just above the “About the author” thingie.
You have a beautiful pride of kitties, Leah.
Thank you Big Buddy, the kitties and I appreciate it!
Always love seeing photos of your pretty kitties! ANd i am jealous about the cedar waxwings! I only had them in the yard once!
The kitties and I thank you! Strangely that was the one time I saw the Cedar Waxwings so far this year too. They seem to come in large flocks at certain times, and then I won’t see them again for awhile.
Hard to say which is more beautiful, the cats or the blooms. Okay, the cats rule so…
The kitties and I thank you, Layla, we appreciate it! I’m partial to the cats too, and they’re year round! (These flowers are all gone now.)
Wonderful photos, especially the crab apple flowers
Thank you Indulgedfurries, I appreciate it! I was fond of the crabapples this year too, but they sure didn’t last long!
Gorgeous photos of your beautiful cats and lovely photos of nature and flowers. Thanks.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Garfield Hug! I’m happy you enjoyed the pictures!
Most welcome Leah🤗
You all look so beautiful an reelaxed!! Lynx yore furss are stunnin!!
Franklin yore lookin grande too.
An Shelley you allwayss look purrty!!!
Moonpie yore eyess are so furry golden….speck-taculur!
Wishin all of youss an you two Miss Leah a Happy Spring (if it efurr getss here!)
**purrss** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) LadyMew
The kitties and I thank you, BellaDharma and LadyMew! The kitties are very pleased with everything you said! WE are all wishing and purring for Happy Spring to come along for everyone! We are having a couple of days that are much colder than usual here too! Meows and Purrs and Hugs from Leah and the Kitties!
Same here Miss Leah an Franklin….so chilley an North wind. Wee got 42 snowflakess….
South of us gott a few inchess of snow!! CATFISH!! Wee are apposta bee THE snowy North!
Where oh where iss Spring??
That is strange, I’m wondering where spring went too, it was here not too long ago . . .
Us two Miss Leah…us two…. *kitty sighss*
Whoa, Lynxie! Those are some impressive claws! Your photos today are gorgeous.
Lola, thank you so much, I’m happy you like the photos! And Lynxie is pleased that you noticed his grand claws!
A beautiful collection of photos and memories, Leah!
Sending purrs and prayers to TW.
Thank you Lavinia, I’m so happy you enjoyed the post!
And thank you for thinking of TW.
Meows from the kitties and me, Leah
Chaplin: “Those are some pretty epic ears, Moonpie.”
Charlee: “The better to hear mice with!”
Ahahaha Charlee and Chaplin, Moonpie likes your observations, and appreciates the ear grandeur acknowledgement and awareness of the practical applications!
so nice to spend time with the Cats and some lovely photographs . Its been years since i was lucky enough to be chosen by a cat. here i can remember what it feels like. thanks again.
Thank you so much pdlyons, I’m glad whenever anyone enjoys the posts and if I can convey what it’s like to live with cats, I’m happy. Cats certainly do bring good times and memories to our lives!
Spring and CATS, what a beautiful post… Thank you dear Leah, Blessing and Happiness, Love, nia
Nia thank you so much for your kind words! I’m happy you enjoyed the post! All good wishes and meows and love, Leah
All of the blooms are lovely, but the photos of your cats are our faves. 🙂
Stripey’s gold and white belly is wonderful, and Moonpie (ears and all) looks so regal.
Thanks, as always, for posting. Your posts are always a delight!
Thank you so much for your kind words, meowmeowmans, I appreciate it and they gave me a much-needed lift tonight! The kitties thank you too!
Beautiful blooms that you have/had at your place! I would love to have wisteria in our yard…no luck so far. Will try at local nurseries this year…then the thought comes about thinking of where to put it! LOL! Our wild violets are all in bloom right now, but we are getting snow and temps about 25F for the next couple of nights. Brrr. All our early blooms and the trees in flower may suffer badly. The poor fruit farmers, too:(
Loved seeing all your kitties! They are handsome/pretty to the max!
The kitties and I thank you, we are so glad you liked our pictures! We did have some nice blooms even though they came and went so fast this year! We are getting some cold nights ahead here too, but without any snow. It sure is a nuisance when everything is already flowering and a cold snap kills it off, a real problem for fruit growers, that is for sure. I love wisteria but not everyone does because if it really gets going it will take over. It can be pruned of course by those who are able and willing to do that; I’ve seen it pruned into cute bushes, and also going wild and climbing all over everything in sight. I do love the wild violets, but they are gone now here.
Great pictures! Lynx is such a gorgeous cat.
Thank you FACE Foundation, I’m happy you like the pictures! And Lynxie is especially pleased with your comment!
All your cats are adorable. I love those pink toe beans on Stripey. XO
The kitties and I thank you Ellen, we appreciate it! Oh yeah, Stripey has big feet and pretty toe beans and he knows it and loves to show them off! XO
I Loved Catwoods so much when it was damaged by water and I was sad my husband bought me another one.😁
I Love these pictures💖
Penny thank you so much, I’m happy you enjoyed the pictures and I thank you for your kind words about my Catwoods book! That means a lot to me!
Nice seeing so many of the cats today. Stripey looks very healthy.I bought a Hallmark card similar to Stripey sitting by the window. I read the Extended Copyright Page most of it (Hope there’s no test! Moonpie has Bat ears!
The kitties and I thank you Greg, we’re glad you enjoyed their pictures! Stripey is the biggest kitty and he is one to strike a pose. No test on the sad reflections on Internet safety. Ahahahaha, I’m going to tell Moonpie what you said about her ears!
What a lovely compilation of photos here, with lovely stories to tell.
Yes, those are the gems of daily life; breathing and non-breathing.
Mariette, thank you, I’m happy you like the pictures and post! You are so right, the animal and plant life around us does help keep us going, keeps our minds stirring! Meows and Hugs, Leah
I love the photo of Lynx stretching out on you! He looks great!!! Fabulous pictures. Our apple tree is in bloom too, and it looks lovely. Our magnolia tree was budding, then a sudden frost/snow hit it a few weeks ago out of the blue, and now all the blooms died and we won’t get to see it actually bloom this year at all. I’m so disappointed! Great pics!! Thanks
Thanks Polly, I’m happy you enjoyed the photos! The kitties thank you too. That picture of Lynx is also one of my favorites. The blooming trees are so gorgeous, aren’t they? But sorry that the cold got your magnolia. I think lingering cold is what limited our wisteria this year too.
Enjoyed your beautiful photographs and post! Thank you so much!
Thank you Herman, I appreciate it and I’m so glad you enjoyed the post!
Such great photos of your kitties and flowers! Delightful . 🙂 I love the “Thoughtful Boss” photo.
Lynette, thank you, I’m happy that you like the photos. The kitties thank you too!
Oooo … please let Spookums know his image make my heart pound … would so love to stroke this one! Love those eyes and whiskers. (Yes, Franklin, you too are quite handsome.)
I will let Spookums know for sure Jazz! Spooky/Spookums is very pleased with your comment; besides being really cute she’s very fluffy and soft too! She’s a little reluctant to be petted but she’s getting better.
Your flowers are beautiful. I only have a forsythia bush blooming in the garden right now. You always take wonderful photos of your cats.
Correne, thank you, I’m glad you like my kitty pictures! The kitties thank you too! Forsythia is very pretty and hopefully you will have some more flowers bloom before long!
Terrific post Leah! You really capture the purrsonality of the cats! And your flower pictures are incredible! Our blooms are just starting here. I was fortunate that I had to drive to the Okanagan today and the orchards there are blooming as are the tulips and the honeysuckle. When I got home, I discovered our daffodils had popped! I am so happy to see some lovely weather. Thanks so much for sharing your cats (and flowers-I’ve not seen real violets in the wild before) Thanks for visiting us and we hope that you all have a marvellously Happy Month!
Thank you very much, Marv , and everyone, I appreciate it and I’m happy you like the pictures! I’m also happy you got to see some blooms and good weather today too! I love honeysuckle, I’ve always loved plants that grow wild. My pleasure visiting your site and we hope you have a Happy Month too!
Pretty flowers and beautiful cats. What more can you ask for??
The kitties and I thank you, Ernie! That is bliss indeed!
Beautiful spring kitties, blossoms and flowers.
Thanks Tim, I appreciate it and I’m happy you like the pictures!
I have to say it again, Leah, your cats are all so beautiful! Nice flower photos too, I hope you get some warm, sunshiny weather very soon. Lynxie looks like a big cat, those huge claws must draw a bit of blood. So nice to see you in my inbox!
Thank you John, I’m so glad you like the pictures! I always enjoy your pictures so much! We are having some sunny weather but it’s quite a bit cooler than usual this time of year. Lynxie is big, though Stripey turned out to be the biggest. His claws do look formidable but when they reach up like that they usually don’t sink them in, they just pull at a textured surface, so he didn’t really hurt me. They can learn not to do that, you just disengage, walk away, and don’t give them any attention. But stopping to take a picture like I did isn’t very good training, lol.
I really appreciate your visiting my site, thank you so much. ❤️
I’m glad that kitty doesn’t draw blood, ouch.
I want to have a cat in my home but won’t because of the cost of the furniture and the Navajo art in the home. That may sound rotten, but it’s a real concern.
Yet I would so much love the company of a cat, they are such beautiful and mysterious animals. 🥰😻
I appreciate you visiting my site too, John. It can be hard to keep cats from clawing furniture although I understand some people are successful at training cats to use a scratching post. We just gave up on furniture and even my late mom, who really valued her furniture, gave up on hers due to her cats. We would never declaw, it’s brutally painful, should never be done, and should be illegal.
I understand when you have valuable furniture and art that a cat might not be the best fit. For breakable art, glass-front cabinets would probably work but not everyone likes them.
Cats are certainly beautiful and are often very affectionate pets. I’m so completely devoted to cats that I love the remote and not-so-affectionate cats, too.
Those are all terrific photos and Franklin, you’re doing a darn good job!
Thank you Brian, I’m happy you like the pictures! Franklin thanks you too!