Welcome to the COZY COTTAGE. This is the furever home of the memory of Miss Peach, our 18 year old Devon Rex angel kitty. I am Miss Hunny Bunny, she asked me to pour you a cuppa catmint tea as you read our old fashion mewsings about this and that. Please come by often...one lump or two? Now our precious Hunny Bunny is also an angel cat...please let me be your hostess at the cozy cottage...my name is Miss Hope.

Remember...only in our tomorrows will we realize what we had in our yesterdays.

Monday, September 10, 2007


Hello little praying mantis...WELCOME
Mommy left her hat and jacket...
This is an online magazine mommy shot the cover photo for...
Mantis in the German statice..

MACRO mantis

What are you looking at mom?

Out over your garden of weedin?
Sit and have some currant berries with cinnamon...

this baby is less than an inch long...

Fly away home Mr. Huffanpuff!

Autumn is slowly creeping into the lands. Sneaking in during the morning with a briskness until the sun is up and comfortable...the berries on the dogwoods are turning a slight shade of coral red against the still green leaves...Oh when will the kaleidoscope of color appear?


Around Your Wrist said...

we're ready for some magic in the emerald city!

Daisy said...

There are some amazing pictures you posted today. That mantis was very interesting looking. I do not think I have ever seen one before. Did you eat him all up?

I am very impressed with the beautiful magazine cover your mom made!


Miss Peach

We don't get much change here...it stays green nearly year around. We miss the gentle change of season and the glow of autumnal colors...

Miss Abby

LZ said...

Those little bugs are so small! We have really big ones around here. Of course with such a beautiful garden you're bound to attract cool friends.


Unknown said...

Oh Miss Peach, your Mum is a very good photographer. I LOVE the picture of the praying mantis, what a good picture, I have never seen one in real life before!

I missed bidding on your beautiful Cat jewellery! I really have to learn to type and turn the computer on for myself, Mum has become unpredictable : )

I hope you are doing well today Miss Peach. Relax and enjoy your beautiful patio!

Anonymous said...

Those were some cool looking mantises. Have you tried to taste one? Mom rescued a mantis from a spider web one time and then he flew away. That is a very nice magazine cover that your mom did.

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

So much in the spirit of Victoria!!! How lovely. The photos are "candy" for the eyes! Thank you for the wonderful pick-me-up this almost-Autumn day. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post, my precious sister! As ever, you and your Mom wow me with your talent.

I like praying mantises! Aren't they fascinating? For bugs, they get to be so big! My mom has elephant ears planted in front and in back of the house, and the praying mantises like to live in them. Last summer, she watched a brood of them grow from cute little baby mantises to large adults!

I am happy that Daddy won the lovely jewel kitty you made -- she will be a purrfect friend for him and for his sweet Mom! And I can't wait to meet Fiona, the boat kitty!

Fall is my favorite season -- Mom's, too. We are looking forward to the beautiful colors!

Love and purrs and sistersnuggles to you, my dear!

Mosaic Cats said...

We always knew your photos were extra-special, but we did not know your Momma was also so talented in yet another field...photography! She really is a master, er, MISTRESS, of many mediums, is she not?

Mosaic Lady just emailed a friend yesterday morning that it was so obvious the seasons are turning because of how the light is falling in the garden and into the house. And also how dark it is at 7am and 7pm. Since we moved here last Dec. 3, everyone has told us how much we will love the fall!

And for your Momma, and our Momma, Fall and Winter are better and more happy times, huh? At least more peaceful, balanced and centered times.

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

Miss Peach (and Karla),

You've inspired me with your post today to do my own blog entry in the spirit of Victoria. Please come take a Trip to the City (without words) at my blog. Thanks for the inspiration! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Parker said...

Fall is on the way and your Mommy has a very pretty hat!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Ooooh so pretty and soothing all of these pictures. Baby Mantis's are sooo cute and tiny :-)

Your mommie knows a lot about pretty things....

Purrrrs to you MissPeach
We are looking forward to Fall.

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

Dear Miss Peach and Karla,

I just got the note that you left on my latest blog entry. I'm so anticipating your next installment--very intrigued.

By the way, the "Big City" that my blog featured is Oakland, CA. Rosehaven Cottage is located in the north East Bay Area not far from that "big city" (too big for kitties).

About shipping costs, if you go to our online store and "mock up" your order, it should give you the shipping costs. Then you can save the order for when (or if) you want to order. CafePress has very reasonable shipping costs and controls all that stuff. I just do the art.

Looking forward to the next installment with great anticipation! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

"Autumn is slowly creeping into the lands." Yes, here is a little bit colder. And I think it's time to ask michico take out her big sheet~!

Your pictures are so beautiful today, I enjoy each detail~!!!!

Gretchen said...

This is a very delightful post. So much to see.