04/25/2016 – ManCat Monday

After a record-setting wet winter, the sun finally peeked out… a few weeks ago! Ah, there’s nothing like spring whiffies and looking forward to the year’s first walk around the garden… again, a few weeks ago. I know my flowers have really taken off and I can’t wait to sink my nose in every one of them.

Spring Whiffs at last - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Spring Whiffs at last – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

But apparently, Mom and Dad had a lot of winter cleanup to do. Said if they didn’t spend days upon days out there (really, it was more like three weeks), I wouldn’t even see my flowers.

So… all this had to happen first:

Colehaus backyard - 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Colehaus backyard – 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Cement walkways had to be swept, scrubbed, and cleaned.

Tulips and Azaleas - 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Tulips and Azaleas – 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Fall leaves had to be raked and picked up.

Patio furniture - 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Patio furniture – 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Patio furniture had to be scrubbed and set up.

Where's the water? 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

Where’s the water? 2016 © Colehaus.com and Colehauscats.com

And as you might remember, our fountain needed “important” work before anything else could happen. But finally, finally:

Anxious to get to his garden flowers - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Anxious to get to his garden flowers – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Yeah, I *might* have been a little antsy to get to my garden flowers. I nearly tugged the leash out of Dad’s hand! C’mon, Dad, hurry up!

Checking out the greens - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Checking out the greens – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint loves the showy azaleas - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint loves the showy azaleas – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

I’m a little partial toward these orange flowers. Gee, I wonder why. MOL!

Quint taking in all the flowers - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Quint taking in all the flowers – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

A big fan of lavender creeping phlox - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

A big fan of lavender creeping phlox – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

I wanted to stay out there for hours… but it was turning dusky and our new, next door rental house neighbors were being REALLY, REALLY LOUD, so me and Dad made one more quick lap around the garden and called it a night.

Thanks, Mom, for not coming up with yet another excuse forgetting about my walk. Anytime you’re ready to set up my studio, I’m more than ready to dive into some paint!

17 responses to “04/25/2016 – ManCat Monday

  1. Ohhhh what a beautiful garden and I agree the orange flowers are very purrty and ohhhh the lavender ones at the end. What color do you get when you mix a smidgen of orange and lavender together?
    Hugs madi your bfff

    • “Hmm, a smidgen of orange and lavender together? My Mom says mud but with a touch of time to let one color dry, I say you get beauti-mus color! MOL!”

  2. These are gorgeous pictures! Looks like a great time, Quint!

  3. What a pretty yard, Quint! I’m sure you’ve got plenty of inspurration for your next paintings!

  4. Your garden is very beautiful although the azaeles are our favourites.

  5. Quint we know we’ll soon see some amazing paintings!

  6. What a lovely side seeing, Quint. I could almost smell the Azalea’s myself..and the lavender..makes me sooo sleepy 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead 🙂 <3

  7. That is a pretty yard, it should inspire you to paint.

  8. wow your pawrents did an amazing job! It looks pawesome!

  9. Yay!! Looking forward to seeing your art. I love the photo of you checking out the greens.

  10. dood….yur gardin rocks…. 🙂 N we R thinkin a wee bit oh yellow, purple & orange; with purrhaps a spotch oh gray…. will look grate on yur canvas !!! bee inspired buddy !!! ♥♥♥

  11. Yay, Quint! I’m so glad you finally got to do your walk.

  12. Yay for more walks in the coming days.

    Emma and Buster

  13. You sure look like you were really enjoying your walk, Quint!

  14. Quint, we’ll bet you got all SORTS of inspiration from that exciting walkabout!!

  15. We’re SO glad you finally got to go out, Quint. Now we can’t wait to see what artistic creations you come up with.

  16. You have a beautiful garden! Your mom and dad have been busy for sure. It’s so nice that you can get some good spring whiffies. 🙂