Thursday, October 18, 2012

Not A Garden

We were going to have a garden this year, but time once again got away from us, so there isn't one. We do have a really nice maple tree behind out house. There is a silly squirrel (ok, Star, and evil squirrel!) who loves it, he will lay, monorail style, in the crotch of the lowest big branch all the time, it's too cute.

When the leaves start changing, this tree is the prettiest ever! The front of the tree goes first, the tips start going bright red, then it slowly moves up the leaf until it's all red. Here is the branch we can see from the living room that Greg is threatening to cut off because it's so low.

 
Isn't it pretty? And I'm not one of those people who goes nuts over changing leaves.. Well, maybe I'm just partial to this tree..

What's funny is that while the front is turning, the back is mainly green:
 
In the few days since Greg took these pictures for me, the red has creeped up further on the front leaves, and the back leaves have turned golden. Weird huh?
 
I bet I know what you're thinking.. Where's the dang kitties! Ok ok, let me show off Leo who is using the new cat width window sill. Please note that not a speck of work has continued on either the rest of the window or the cat Skywalk... sigh. And now it's starting to get cold.. Another winter with no curtains? Looks that way..
 
Oh, the sill standing! Here you go!
I's only half using it, mom, does it count?
 
Yes, Leo, it does.
 
Please note that it was a bright day and Leo was all shadow until I severely lightened that picture.. Here's the original:
 
I wish wish wish I could take pictures like some of you out there do...
 
 
PS. We blatantly stole the 'not a garden tour' idea from Spitty.. Now we need Star to head over to give him some licks and snuggles so he doesn't mind too much..

21 comments:

Mr. Black said...

Nice photo of the leaves, and a good job on lightening up the Leo photo.

We don't have a great camera, either. 10 years old, only 2 megapixels. The lady is always trying different things with it
(flash on; flash off. 'macro' on or off). And, thank goodness for software that helps manipulate the photos!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Leo, you look super comfy!

Sparkle said...

Leo, you look like you can't decide how to use the sill!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Our trees don't change color because we don't have autumn (or spring or winter) so I really love trees in fall pictures.
Leo, that cat tree is too small for you. That sill is long enough to hold your entire body AND tail!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We don't have the traditional seasons, either, so autumn photos are beautiful. Here, in January, the deciduous trees will suddenly say "I was supposed to WHAT?" and drop their leaves all of a sudden as if they were embarrassed.

A cat windowsill is a good thing, Leo. Every pose you can find to use while gazing out at the wild is acceptable!

The Paw Relations said...

What pretty leaves on your tree in your not garden.

We like the shadowy picture of Leo.

The Island Cats said...

Your tree is very pretty. It looks like Leo is watching the leaves change. We like watching the leaves change colors, too.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We usually love to see the leaves changing colour but all the torrential rain and earlier than usual dark nights have spoilt our autumn this year.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Random Felines said...

with the storm blowing through today, we don't think too many leaves here are going to get the chance to change. :)

Katie Isabella said...

I LIKE the Not a Garden Tour TOO! I may do that!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I AM one of those people "who goes nuts when the leaves change" I think they are gorgeous and every year I am in awe of their magic!

Brian said...

I enjoyed your NOT tour, and it really is a cool idea!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Your not-a-garden looks very nice!

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

We love your NOT garden very much! The pictures you took are so pretty and of course our most favourite is the last one :) purrrs

Marg said...

Oh well, don't feel bad, we don't have a garden either except for a few sad flowers and our trees are nt changing colors either. So we join your group. Take care.

Katie and Glogirly said...

We LOVE the Not-A-Garden idea! We saw it at Spitty's too. Glogirly couldn't grow a dandelion if her life depended on it.

And we think your photos a furry nice!!! : )

xo Katie

Cathy Keisha said...

Is that you Leo? Look like TW took the foto! Love your maple tree. Are those the ones who drop those polly noses?

Oui Oui said...

If you want to feel good about your photography, go to our blog and look at ours!

Hmmm, our mom never thought of trying to lighten photos. Maybe she'll have to give it a try. She just posts them as is. Sad. Anyway, thanks for the idea.

savannahspawtracks.com said...

errrrr..ummmm..ahhhh...Leo...go back to the darker lighting...in the REAL light, it makes your butt, well...ummmm...your butt looks bigger

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

What? The cat Skywalk isn't ready yet?
Purrs

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I am delighted to share the Not-A-Garden-Tour concept with anykitty who would like to adopt it!

Course, I'd feel even BETTER about it if Star came on over and licked my sweet little head and washed my ears for me. XOXOXO