a blog about plants, cats and other lovely creatures

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

find me on instagram

Dear Friends,

Somehow, along the way of social media platform development, my posts have moved to Instagram. If you are active IG users, you can find me there.

I continue to post pictures of my cats, squirrels, and various gardening or outdoor sights there. I still occasionally peek at your blog posts and love them all. 

Happy Spring!

baby squirrel at a wildlife rehabilitation center

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Watch out when leaving your belingings unattended - they might get inhabited!


Monday, August 8, 2016


The problem with blogging about gardening and plants for me is that during the gardening season, there is not much time to write, and when there is time to write, there is not much going on gardening-wise. Do you find this, too? Let me share with you some of the photos I shot over this season.

Summertime is the time of long evening walks with your head up in the air...

...time to admire other people's gardens and what grows in them...

...and lives in them...

...or to think of the potential their places hold, unfulfilled.

Last week I picked the first tomato that ripened on my window sill.

But... compare that to my mother's produce from her garden in the country!

One day, after a good night's rain, I was lucky enough to find this beautiful edible surprise 
growing right under my balcony.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer, or any other season it may happen to be right now 
where you live.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

sewing on a rainy sunday

It has been raining for three days now. The moisture was badly needed, and so was the time spent doing things that have been waiting for some time to be done. A long time ago I was asked by a male friend of mine to sew him a cooking apron. For some reason, he doesn't feel too comfortable looking like a cook in a regular apron, and so he asked for something resourceful instead. 

Well, today was the day to get creative. I pulled out and old men's shirt from my collection of clothes that no one wants to wear anymore, to bring it back to life. 

I hope my friend likes his new apron.

And I think ladies could wear it, too.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

my first dress

Yesterday was cold and raining, and I was able to finish sewing this dress. It is a variation on the Bloom Dress free pattern by Tina Givens. I love the Lagenlook style.  The dress is a present for my Aunt.