My Greek kitty crew

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Above and below

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 Above...

If you've ever dreamt of travelling to Greece, April would be the month to go. From about mid-March 'till late April we're surrounded by the most amazing cacophony of wild flowers - and what a display! We simply let parts of the garden grow wild because it is just enchanting to watch the cats play among the wild flowers and move around like in sacred little places most. Here's a small display from the garden this week - I love it when the cats are completely in their own world...

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 Below...

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Above...

Below...

 - and somewhere to the side...

- and the other side...


- and a little sketch+water color inspired by the magic in the garden.

Hope you're all having some beautiful Easter holidays!


26 comments:

Nerissa said...

They look lovely and it's wonderful to see them having so much fun, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the scents in the air. Thank you for sharing these photos.

Deb said...

Yes, Joan they are most beautiful in the outdoors. These are lovely photos and you are becoming quite the artist. I bet you find it so natural to draw and sketch a cat. Will you be selling your art? Happy Easter. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x6

Laura said...

Hello my dear friend Joan,
These pictures are truly amazing, and your garden looks so beautiful, the sketch is a piece of art, it is just wonderful, send you a big hug
Lots of love,
Laura :0)

Kjelle Bus said...

Hi there !
I can see that spring have arrived for real in Greece !
Here in Sweden we are still waiting !
They have even talked about snow in the weatherforcast tonight :(
Can´t wait for me to go out below and above the flowers too :)
Wish you and all the cat´s a Happy Easter !

Elizabeth said...

Lovely photographs. The wildflowers are gorgeous and the cats clearly love being among them - it looks like a perfect environment for them. Your watercolour is beautiful too. Happy Easter. Elizabeth x

Tina said...

Love the pictures, and love your painting.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Joan,

Happy 2nd Easter Day to you and this looks truly like cat-heaven! Such a gorgeous piece of nature. Those felines are happy.
Love to you,

Mariette

ABBY said...

Dear Joan
We were awe struck by the beauty ... of florals and felines!
A very happy Easter to you all!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Catherine said...

Kitties playing in the sun amongst the flowers... now that does the heart good! :)

I hope you had a beautiful Easter Joan!
xo Catherine

Cat said...

Oh my goodness what splendid pictures!!! I especially like the one of the orange tail and yellow flowers! Your latest watercolour is just so beautiful, the lovely white cat reminds me of my Casper!

Happy Easter dear friend :-)

Becca said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos, and your sketch is awesome! Happy Easter!

Anesha said...

Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing. Love your drawing. :)

Johanna said...

Dear Joan,
what a joyful and peaceful garden where the wild flowers can bloom and cats are playing. The cats are so complacented from their activities. I love your last painting. It looks happy as a cat in a beautiful garden. Wish you a peaceful Easter time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Modern Country Lady said...

This post has made me smile and left me feeling very happy for you and your beloved cats.Happy belated easter to you.XXXXXXX

Viola said...

I have enjoyed your garden, all the way from here where I'm sitting in my livingroom :))

Awesome photos, wonderful cats and beautiful wild flowers!! =) So fun to see the cats among the glory of beautiful nature!! =)

And your piece of artwork - I just love it!! =) Makes me happy! :)

Hugs :)

Marg said...

Now, I really want to comet to Greece. Gosh those flowers are so pretty. And the kitties look so darn happy. Thanks for coming by and leaving some nice Birthday wishes. Take care Joan.

sunshine said...

Those are some beautiful flowers and amazing photos, thanks for sharing.

Would love to come visit u in Greece someday and see the beautiful flower. Would love to have you come and visit us here someday and show u our underwater world...

Hope you had a blessed week and Happy Easter for you next week!

>^"^<

Sandra said...

Hello Joan, this pictures are amazing and they make me want to visit Greece right now! Is this common for all the islands and the main land?

And you painting? I absolutely love it!!!It shows how every cats life should be. I'd buy it if it was on sale... or you could make cards out of your drawings and sell those on Etsy - I'd buy those, too, as I love sending birthday cards to my friends and pen friends.

Repositório said...

This post are so sweet, the photos are so beautiful!!!!
And the painting... I´m in love!!!

Anna E said...

Dear Friend
These are stunning pictures! You really have the ability to catch the beauty and atmosphere of the great Mother Earth and her unfolding life. Except from the smells of the flowers, it feels like being there, really! :-)
Enjoy the unfolding spring, and all your little, furry friends...Love and hugs.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Joan,

The cats look happy and healthy. I really enjoyed seeing the above and below photos - quite clever of you!

Also, love the watercolor!!! I've been slacking in so many ways. I still haven't watched all of week one videos from Art of Wild Abandonment.... good thing we have a year!!

Hugs,
Kay

Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

They are just lovely and look happy. Thank you for all you do.

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! What amazing pictures and such a gorgeous water colour too!! We hope you had a great Easter! The blooms are beautiful and it's so lovely to see the wonderful kitties enjoying themselves too! Take care
x

Barbara said...

I'll keep this in mind if I'm ever lucky enough to travel there! Gorgeous blooms and precious kitties. Love your sketch!!

syros2js said...

Hello!!! We are Johnny and Joanna from Syros, Greece!!!
We accidentally came accross your great blog, via Maria and her blog: "Jewellery of dreams"...
All we can say is: Well done... Someone who shows his love (to animals especially), cannot be a bad person...
We 'll keep in touch...
We also have a "large number" of animals at home!!!
I don't know if you speak Greek, so... forgive me if my English is... pathetic!!!
Have a good day!!!

Peter Pascal said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is
also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/
BRUE-8LT475
.

The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.