FIONA’S GARDEN EXPLORATIONS

by Janet Blue on July 18, 2015

Fiona is the subject of today’s post. I’ve written often about how much Fiona enjoys exploring the yard when I work in the garden. Unfortunately the hot weather has kept me from doing any gardening which means Fiona has been confined to the house or catio, making her less than a happy camper.

Fiona was in the overgrown side yard when this photo was taken. I have several flower beds in the area, but a large section grows untamed in the spring. When the wild flowers die back, the area is mowed.

 

garden

 

Today’s submission for Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop was created using Picasa and PicMonkey. I used a variety of effects and filters and won’t bore you my recounting the very long list. The biggest changes were made using a pencil sketch and a film grain effect in Picasa.

 

garden

 

Here’s the original photo of Fiona for comparison. I think she is stunning in both photos.

neonTo see the other Caturday Art submissions and/or enter one of your own, click on the badge at the right.

Some how yesterday’s post did not publish at midnight when it was scheduled. It didn’t come out until 6 p.m. so many of you probably didn’t see it. It was a flashback to one of our very early posts. Only a couple of friends were reading the blog at that time. The post tells how many of our angels got their names, and I would be thrilled if anyone visiting today would check it out.

Cat4-001So, Kitties Blue are arguing among themselves in an attempt to determine who will take the Sunday Selfie for tomorrow. I think Lisbeth may be getting the upper paw, but only time will tell. You’ll just have to stop in tomorrow to see who we feature. The kitties and I look forward to seeing all your selfies and visiting your blogs. So long until then.

 

 

 

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal July 20, 2015 at 4:55 am

Fiona you look gorgeous out there in your djungle !

XOXO
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Clooney July 19, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Such stunning artwork of you, my sweet, sweet Fiona…such a treat to see you in the Caturday Art, so pretty it is and you are…xoxo Clooney
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meowmeowmans July 18, 2015 at 11:52 pm

We, like Nellie, thought of Matisse when we saw your artistic effects today! Fiona looks gorgeous in both, by the way. 🙂
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles July 18, 2015 at 11:44 pm

How beautiful!

Sorry we have been rather absent of late, the meowmy was working long hours and then all the chores caught up to her…and pawppy and her went out even…the nerve!

Penelope July 18, 2015 at 11:35 pm

Fiona! Your Mommy has made yous look like a Rousseau or a Matisse!!!
Kisses
Nellie
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Cathy Keisha July 18, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Love that art! The photo looks so much sharper than the original.
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Ellen Pilch July 18, 2015 at 8:44 pm

She is stunning in both, that green border is nice.
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McGuffy's Reader July 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Beautiful photo and artwork. Really nice! Fiona is gorgeous. ❤
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Sweet Purrfections July 18, 2015 at 8:04 pm

We love experimenting with the various photo effects that are available. Both of these photos are beautiful.
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Canadian Cats July 18, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Fiona you are lovely.

(((Shoko)))
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The Island Cats July 18, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Fiona, you look lovely in the grass. 🙂
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Sherri-Ellen T-D. July 18, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Fiona yur purrty inn both fotoss!
LadyMum says thee speshell effects are berry nice an shee likes thee effect a lot.
Wee been so far behind wee not notice what happened…sorry Aunty Janet!
Mee doess have mee fotoss’ fur Sunday Selfie an *easy on* ready butt LadyMum needs to rite mee bloggie…..
Wee will come visit tomorrow once wee has bloggie ritten an posted ok??
***nose kissesss*** to all xxxxxxxxxx
Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum
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Melissa & Truffles July 18, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Your artwork is pawsome!
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Crepes July 18, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Has it been super rainy there, too? it was just raining sideways here a minute ago. – Crepes.
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The Swiss Cats July 18, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Lovely photos, and great effect ! Purrs
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Flynn July 18, 2015 at 2:03 pm

That is a lovely effect and makes everything stand out so crisp and clear
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Dezi and Lexi July 18, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Fiona be lookin’ gawjus. Gweat awt foto.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi
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Athena July 18, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Beautiful effect!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Annabelle July 18, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Oh Fiona you are a looker no question. We love the artistic effects in your submission for Caturday art.
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LadyBird July 18, 2015 at 10:39 am

You look like you’re having so much fun!! toby loves the outdoors, too!
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Linda Arthur Tejera July 18, 2015 at 10:36 am

Lovely photos, both! Do you ever get nervous about your kitties disappearing for a time when you let them out? Just wondering.
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Rosa @ Cat Lady Confidential July 18, 2015 at 10:16 am

The retouched photo seems almost like a painting. I love it! Fiona looks great in both photos.
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lorraine williamson July 18, 2015 at 9:47 am

what a beautiful photo love the effects have a great day
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Brian July 18, 2015 at 8:59 am

You look very pretty and very artsy sweet Fiona!
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Sammy July 18, 2015 at 7:52 am

She definitely looks at home in the “jungle”………..we’ve always loved the look in her eyes in her photos…..she is stunning!

Hugs, Sammy
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Peaches & Paprika July 18, 2015 at 7:07 am

Great job on this graphic. I was looking for a jungle background myself for a new picture I am doing and was going to ask you where you got yours when I realized it was probably REAL GRASS! (which my kitties alas don’t get to see). Great job of turning into a fun jungle graphic! Love the effects and thanks for at least partly sharing how it was done.
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Summer July 18, 2015 at 1:57 am

I love how you layer effects – my human enjoys doing that too.
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speedyrabbit July 18, 2015 at 1:37 am

aww Fiona you are so pretty,xx Speedy
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Vera July 18, 2015 at 1:13 am

Both photos are good, and the retouched one is very good. Your post about kitties’ names was interesting. My cat Moon, a dark tortie on the blackish side, was named ‘Shadow of the Moon Over Venice’ on account of her half cream-colored and half dark face. Her brother was named Paladin because before I saved him at 12 weeks he had disappeared in the wild for two weeks and I thought that he had gone to seek his fortune, like paladins of old, away from the unfortunate situation in which he had been born. Another brother I simply named Rex because he was very dark orange and very alpha even at 12 weeks. He later went to live with some friends of mine who fell madly in love with him and defined him as a ‘helicopter cat’ because he climbed allover the top of bookcases purring loudly … Aren’t cats really amazing animals, almost people I’d say. Cheers, Vera

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