Thursday, February 19, 2015

This and That

It's been cold
and then it's been like spring.

Today it's cold, but the sun is shining.
Mina is always good at finding a sun puddle.


The college baseball season is off to a fast start.
The Rice Owl baseball team started off with four games against the
University of Texas.
There's nothing like the sound of the bat hitting the ball
Or eating a hotdog at a ball game. 

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Photo From Rice Sports Information


back at home in the garden
the camellias are blooming.

Last, but not least,
the Burpee catalog arrived.
I'm making a list.
Burpee is a Non-GMO company.
Something I really appreciate.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Little by Little
Thanks, Kim.

Thanks to Karen for hosting Sun Lit Sunday.


eileeninmd said...

Your Mina looks sweet laying in the sunpuddle.. And I love the camellia, I wish it was spring time here.. Lovely images, enjoy your day!

Tamar SB said...

I love that - sun puddle!

My boyfriend went to Rice - had tons of friends on the baseball team.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Wow, your camellia is beautiful Sharon. Have fun perusing the Burpee catalogue, I'll be checking my catalogues out when I get home.
Hubby wished we could have been here long enough to see the Jays.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The Year of the Sheep is off to a good start!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful flower bloom and your cat looks so content in that dapple of sun..mine does the same. The other day I found her in the bedroom sitting up against the wall with the sun shining on her face. I think she was waiting on the sun to dip lower and land on the carpet. :)

jandi said...

Stunning camelia! And our daschund always finds sun pockets too!

Amy at love made my home said...

It is always good to be sitting in a sunny spot isn't it! xx

Dorothy Borders said...

Happy Year of the Sheep! Lovely camellia. I wish mine were in bloom. They are about a month away. Something to look forward to.

Dotti said...

Wow! That Camellia is gorgeous! I cannot believe you already have one blooming. Lucky gal.

abrianna said...

Sweet Mina. Camellias here are just starting to bloom. I found a bloom or two on the neighbor's bush, plenty of buds. However it is cold here today-not even 40 and we have a wind chill factor here too. Highly unusual. Sunday it is going to be 70.

tiarastantrums said...

it is freezing here today in Chicago!

Deb said...

Oh, to have flowers blooming. It must be wonderful. We are back into frigid temperatures and lots of snow. Give that sweet Mina a hug for me. She looks like my Annie lying there. Deb

Kim Cunningham said...

Camillas are a sure sign that we've almost made it! It is super cold in Georgia today.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my does Kitty have the right idea or what???? It's been so cold that all the schools are closed around here....bitter bitter cold....I think I know exactly how kitty feels to sit in that warm bright sunbeam like that!

Corrine at said...

Love furry napping in sunny spots. xox

The Artful Diva said...

Mina has to learn how to relax :) !

carol l mckenna said...

Mina is a very smart 'fur person' and wonderful photography! ~ She steals the show!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Cezar and Léia said...

Mina is right! I also love sunshine!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Leia and little Luna is sending purrs to you all.

Sara D.B. said...

Camellias, sunshine... :)
Admiring your Mina napping in the sun, I can almost feel the tension leave my neck!
Have a lovely week ahead!

EG CameraGirl said...

Mina is one very smart kitty!! Lovely camellia!

Mascha said...

Mina is so cute and she make it right: enjoy the sunlight, where we it find...
I've never seen before a blooming camelia in a garden.
Have a great new week

Amy at love made my home said...

There is nothing like a sun puddle is there! xx

Poppy said...

Mina's good looks must certainly be from all that beauty sleep! Your camellia is a ruffle of radiance!

Have a lovely week!


Barb said...

I like seeing Mina snoozing, and I must admit it's hard for me to imagine blooming camellias!

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

To find a sun puddle for napping would be delightful! Baseball is my favorite sport... Nothing like the sound of the bat meeting ball! I miss my now grownup baseball boy! The camellia is stunning. Smiles...Susan

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Mina looks sweet sucking up the sun! The camellia is beautiful!

My Little Home and Garden said...

You have things blooming! We clearly live on different parts of the continent. Mina is looking gorgeous, can't imagine she needs any more beauty sleep.


Anonymous said...

Mina is beautiful in that sun puddle! I share your thoughts about a baseball season hotdogs!