It was very cold here in South Dakota and has now warmed up.
Perhaps instead of landscape I should be tagging these as skyscapes.
Vlad usually looks something like this on the right.
Here are a series of images of Vlad with an epic case of kitty bed head. First the nap posture that contributed.
When he first awakened he gave me a more befuddled look than usual.
Then he decided he better straighten himself out a bit.
Notice he hasn’t quite had a chance to put his tongue away.
These plants all suffered through the winter in the house and limped along until they finally managed to escape to the garden again. And they are very happy. The lantana is really the most impressive because it really looked next to dead by the time it was warm enough to get it outside again in the spring. These plants drink more water than any other I know.
I am fascinated by these two different varieties. I suppose they are rudbeckia –but that doesn’t narrow it down very much. In any case, I ended up with the taller one farther back which is lucky.
The ones that are about to open are fascinating.
The Cosmos (Bright Lights) are turning into a nice wave of orange and yellow in the front bed.
These are yellow primroses to the left of this lovely orange cosmos bloom.
Here are few updates on what the kitties have been up to. It has been very hot here, so kitties have been draping themselves in the best, coolest spots they can find.
Cara loves this ball –she has it tucked in next to her tummy here, presumably to have it at the ready in case she needs to have a quick game of carrying it around.
This doorway in the house (between the living room and the front hall) is a favorite spot; there must be a bit of a draft there.