Friday, May 30, 2014

If You Have No Catnip I'm Out Of Here

Back at Dow's Lake again today, this first tulip bed features a type called Moulin Rouge in the foreground.





This pink one's called Christmas Dream.


There was a local cat strolling through the park. I kept trying to take shots. She was having none of that; she was perfectly happy to be petted and stroked and fussed over, but wouldn't stay still. Well, it's not as if cats will make things easy for us lower forms of life, will they?

38 comments:

  1. So nice....and the cat really added to the beauty! I love this! :)

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  2. Your photos danced to music in my head! So nice. What a day for cats, eh? :-)



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  3. That's a beautiful tulip... and a typical cat!

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  4. A pretty cat tiptoeing through the tulips--I'm sure she ignored all signs saying to stay out of the tulips.

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  5. I never knew that tulips dance the French can-can! Perhaps that's why the cat never kept still!

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  6. The neverending tulips... but I'm still not tired of them! :)

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  7. Until now, I thought it was the Netherlands is a country of tulips.

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  8. Linda: thank you!

    Cloudia: cats rule!

    Linda: very typical!

    Petrea: her techniques were well honed!

    Elaine: of course she did!

    Ciel: that would explain it!

    Halcyon: neither am I!

    Mariusz: it is one of the good things to have come out of World War 2.

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  9. Still a gorgeous photo with the white tulips as background.

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  10. Moulin Rouge is an interesting name for a tulip. I attended a performance at the Moulin Rouge in Paris. Now that was a great time! Cats generally don't give a flea whether or not you want to take a picture of them. I usually sneak around behind trees and try to catch them unawares. Doesn't hardly ever work. But then trees bark and cats don't like that. :)

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  11. It's been said that cats can detect earthquakes before they happen--but wouldn't warn humans. I'm pretty sure that's true. They just see us as an inconvenience!

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  12. i like the moulin rouge! ha, that cat thinks he owns those gardens!

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  13. love that they have their own mascot! :)

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  14. Cat do tend to be indifferent don't they? Beautiful tulips. I just can't get enough of them!

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  15. I love the behahiour of that cat, where ever you are cats always go their own way. :-)

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  16. @Deb: those tulips will be back in these posts again!

    @Norma: we are an inconvenience!

    @Tanya: it's an unusual tulip.

    @Tex: in the cat's worldview, it's her garden.

    @Lois: thank you very much!

    @Luis: thanks!

    @Jan: they really do.

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  17. Totally beautiful. Someone put in a lot of work to achieve those results.

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  18. Pink and white make beautiful tulips!

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  19. Great shots but the Kitty shot is so perfectly meowish. MB

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  20. The cat is a wonderful addition to the tulip experience!

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  21. Some more great shots! The cat by the tulips it's a nice addition...

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  22. Don't think I've ever seen so many tulips outside of Holland

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  23. Doctor honoris causa of tulips, of course I agree.

    Tomás.

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  24. Welcome to cat world ! Those who are really in charge.

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  25. For a moment I thought it was Hollad! Beautiful flowers and pictures!

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  26. @Mari: yes, they did!

    @Marleen: they certainly do!

    @MB: meow!

    @RedPat: I have seen cats among the tulips before.

    @VP: I thought, "I've got to get at least something."

    @Gerald: at least a million bulbs get planted each year.

    @Tomas: thank you!

    @Shelly: thanks!

    @Stuart: they are our lords and masters.

    @Caramella: thank you kindly!

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  27. I love all that pink!...and the absolutely classic cat shot ("This is what I think of your camera, Buddy!").

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  28. Cute little cat and I am still in love with your tulips. Wishing you a great weekend William.

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  29. i guess the cat is smart & knows what a gorgeous view it is ... smart "kat". nice!! ( ;

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  30. That second photo is stunning.

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  31. Those red and white tulips--I think I'm going to have to plant some! The cat looks cute, too!

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  32. Of course, it is possible that the cat was just a tourist admiring the lovely blooms, William...or donyou know for certain that it was a local?

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  33. Yes, that is a cat for you! Wonderful photos. A site for sore eyes.

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  34. A tulip called Moulin Rouge! How perfect!

    And I love your inclusion of the cat.

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  35. love this and now i am subscribed by email so i can visit!!!!!!!!

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