Mississhippi's Madness

A place to share my creative pursuits

Photography: King of the Neighbourhood


Today has been Mothers Day here in Australia. My mum and step mum came for lunch and we had Roast Lamb (my mum would correct me to say we had roast hogget not lamb! lol) and baked veges, a great lunch on a cool autumn day.

As it is time to plant our spring bulbs, my step mum and I spent some time in the garden planting out tulips, ranunculus, daffodils and anemones, which was a nice way to spend the afternoon. My mum stayed inside in the warmth knitting and talking with my daughter and husband. It was pretty chilly this afternoon, so I wouldn’t have minded that either.

At our house there is no gardening without an overseer – namely one cat named Raindrop, who perched himself up on the neighbour’s shade tent, just over our back fence. The other two hovered around, but Rainy very often sticks his nose in to see what weeds we have dug up or to nibble on the grass.

For those of you who haven’t followed my blog for long, a couple of years ago, a stray cat visited our backyard. I went out to chat to her and try and get her to come over when I saw, out of the corner of my eye, some movement in the bushes to my left. And what should I find but a litter of six kittens. The mother, now called Honey, slowly let us look after her and them, and we kept them all for 8 weeks, humanised them and then arranged for homes for 4 of the kittens through the Animal Welfare League of NSW. We kept two kittens and the mum (as she was feral she probably would have been put down if we had handed her over). There are quite a few pictures of the kittens on this blog under the categories of Cats or Pets if you’d like to see the mayhem we had a couple of years ago.

So with our assistants, we planted about 100-150 bulbs I think. I’ll share the pics when they bloom in Spring.

Happy Mother’s Day! Mine was splendid.


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

4 thoughts on “Photography: King of the Neighbourhood

  1. aaaw what a beautiful cat and story 🙂

  2. Cats can sense a great family to adopt – lucky kitties and you guys!

    I’ve been slowly putting out bulbs – a lot are still chillin’ in the fridge. I have saffron crocuses just peeking out of the soil (attempting to harvest my own saffron this year!), and the freesias are happy too.

    My back and knees, not so happy….

    • I haven’t seen saffron crocuses – you’ll have to take some pics when they bloom. I’d love to see what they look like. Know what you mean about the back and knees 🙂

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