Sunday, May 27, 2007

We didn't forget! - Wij zijn het niet vergeten!

copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
"The Last Clematis" - small study 1
4" x 5", Gouache on Bockingford watercolor paper
No, we havent forgot that we have a blog - everyone here has been very busy the past several weeks! "Mom"and "Dad" were bitten by the Spring Cleaning Bug and decided to paint (witten) the entire interior of the downstairs of the house. What they initially thought would only take a few days to complete, turned into something of a marathon. New paint, new shelves, new window blind, new light fixture, new screen door... you get the picture! It all looks very nice now and Sacha has even promised to not put holes in the new window blind ...hmm, we'll see how long that promise lasts! (Sacha breekt nogal makkelijk een belofte).

Finn in "his" garden.

The Spring weather in the Netherlands has been really pleasent this year. Sacha & I have spent a lot of our time in the back garden (achtertuin) doing, hmmm , the weeding (onkruid wieden) - mostly. I even caught a frog (kikker) and was very proud of that capture (Sacha is usually the hunter around here) , but "mom" took it away from me. grrrrrrrrrrrr
There's not much left of the precious tulips (tulpen) now. We're sort of sad (verdrietig) about that, but "Mom" has been drawing and painting them when she has moments to spare. Later on this week, we'll show you some photos "Dad" made of them.

Sacha on "her" path.
Well, that's all we have time for now. It's a long holiday weekend here, Pinksteren (Pentecost) ... so it's back to work for us!


Groetjes (regards) ,
Finn & Sacha

P.S. ,
We know it's also Memorial Day in the United States and a Bank Holiday in the UK (Canada too? we're not sure) anyway, we hope everyone we know here, there, & everywhere has a great extended weekend. We can't keep up with all these "earthly holidays" ... on Cattonia (the planet all cats on earth are originally from), it's a holiday everyday. Bye!


Robyn said...

Can you please let your Mum know I think her Clematis is beautiful and am looking forward to the tulips. Tell her I'm sending the cage - and no I wouldn't care to explain but I'd say, by the sounds of things, it won't be a moment too soon! ;)

Finn & Sacha said...

OH nooooooooo!!!
Run Finn! Hide, here comes the cage ... ohhh nooooo!


Charne said...

....nice clematis! :-)

I'm in a spring clean mood too...and you cats be nice to mom & dad 'k? Canada we had 'Victoria Day' the weekend before Memorial Day weekend.


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