Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday Flashback and Caturday Art.

This week the flashback is to bring a taste of Spring to all those who have had the heavy snowfalls.
It is from April 2012 and is called:
Spring Patrol.

We are on our patrols again and thought we would check out the wildflowers. These are forget-me-nots which are not really a wild flower, but they are growing wild here in the field.

We don't know what this flower is, but we think it is pretty.

We call this the "Vishus Deer Tree".

It's branches are soft and furry like the velvet on a vishus deer antlers. We don't know what it is called either or how it got here. We think a bird must have dropped a seed at some time.

We had a quick look over to where the badgers live, but didn't go over there.

Checked a few smells........

Phew! It's further to climb back up than I thought.

Then we relaxed in the sun.

Flynn: And I kept a close eye on Eric's shadow in case it jumped on me.
I am joining Athena the Cat Goddess for Caturday Art.


I used the photo with both boys. I am not really happy with it and started over three times. I think the problem is that there is not enough contrast where Flynn is and he was disappearing into the background.
I ended up using Scribble at 35% followed by Gaugin at 50% and finished with Landscape at 40%.

I decided to do another picture and this time used Starry Night from the Deep Dream Generator. At least Flynn's head didn't disappear into the background this time!

Of course there is also the puzzle.

preview99 pieceCaturday Art 19.01.19

43 comments:

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We love the final outcome! It's just lovely. Have a great weekend!

The Whiskeratti said...

They were excellent pawtrollers, fur sure.

Mickey's Musings said...

What a good post. It is also nice to see a Spring post in the middle of Winter. Gives us lots to look forward to.
Those boys really loved their patrols :)
Mum will look forward to the puzzle ;)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Summer said...

What a nice patrol! Lots of cool things to see.

easyweimaraner said...

we wait for a spring patrol too... it's icy cold today, but the first daffodil is out... shall we trust the plant or the thermometer?

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Such handsome and brave boys!

stevebethere said...

They were very dedicated patrollers heheh!

Love the art :-)

Have an artistictastic weekend :-)

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Nicely done and the boys' sniff and snoop patrol is every cat's fantasy.

Marg said...

We love seeing the boys when they patrolled. We really like the second art picture. But then they are all good. You all have a fantastic day.

My GBGV Life said...

It always seems funny seeing kitties outside. Our cats have to stay in the house, and we never see any out and about in our area.

Pam and Teddy said...

Love both of the "end results" - and just for the record - those boys ALWAYS look gorgeous no matter what artsy things are done to their photos....when you're that handsome - you STAY that handsome!!!!

Hugs, Pam

The Florida Furkids said...

Flynn was smart to watch that shadow!!! We like the artwork. We'll be back to do the puzzle.

The Florida Furkids

Brian said...

Those two explorers always had so much fun! Your art sure is pretty!

Sandee said...

Wonderful memories. We have ours too with our wonderful Little Bit. We miss her so.

I'm so ready for spring. I'm tired of the cold and the dreary.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

Eastside Cats said...

Leave those badgers alone! I'm off to puzzle!

My Mind's Eye said...

What a lovely spring flash back with my handsome Ginger....men.
BEfore long April 2019 will be here...
Hugs Cecilia

da tabbies o trout towne said...

doodz....shulda known...bass terd burd N vizshuz deer... de FSG likez de flowerz two....onlee a few mor 1000 sleepz N we will see sum heer ...

we like de starry nite fotoz....lookz prettee awesum !!! mum did good !! :) ♥♥♥ pleez ta tell everee one we said hi ~♥♥

Three Chatty Cats said...

Looks like it was a lovely day out! What beautiful shots!

John Bellen said...

Ah, spring; look at all the freshness and greenery the boys must have loved.

messymimi said...

What a lovely outing that was!

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

We like both artworks! And of course we love seeing the brothers.

Cathy Keisha said...

OMC! I don't want Flynn's head to disappear!

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Thank you so much for posting a springtime flashback. We are having a heavy snowfall as we type this.

The J-Cats said...

It is so cold here, it's nice to be able even to THINK about Spring. Those are lovely artworks.
Purrs.

Linda Arthur Tejera said...

Ah, sweet spring and sweet kitties enjoying it. Can't wait until spring rejoins us. Although we haven't had snow, it's 50F and raining all day but then supposed to be below freezing by morning. Sigh. Crazy weather. Love the artwork! I think I actually prefer the first one. I really like the soft browns and blues. Have a wonderful weekend!

Kitties Blue said...

We loved the final two photos with each of the boys enjoying the sunshine, and we like both "arty" photos, the second one being our favorite. We received your holiday greeting card today. Thanks so much for thinking of us. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

What a lovely place to explore! The boys obviously had great adventures together. It's so nice to see :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the picture of the boys with the Forgetmenots and I LOVE both pieces of art...especially Starry Nights. And the puzzle was difficult.
Love Barn

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Beautiful pictures! Especially as we're expecting 18-24" of snow!

pilch92 said...

I love forget-me-nots. Beautiful photos and art. I can't wit to do the puzzle. XO

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

All thos pretty flowers are nice. And nice to see that the Boys liked them too.

The Swiss Cats said...

The beginning of spring is a wonderful season, we love to see nature waking up, and it looks like the boys enjoyed it too ! Purrs

meowmeowmans said...

Such adventures! We look forward to Spring (it is cold and icy here today), and appreciate this flashback of your handsome Angels Eric and Flynn.

Timmy Tomcat said...

We think the photos were purrty darn good! And we love the spring flashback. Just what we need with the cold
Purrs dear friends
Timmy and Family

pam said...

It's so cold, this spring flashback was perfect!

Gigi said...

That is FANTASTIC art--so beautiful and dreamy. We lubs it! Also, that was such a cute picture of Eric a-sleeping on the tower in the previous post! XOXO

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

Thanks for the taste of spring! We need it here in Toronto--minus 30 Celcius!

Katie Isabella said...

WOW boys, I love both of those pictures! I love the effects! Gaugin is a fave as is the Deep Dream. Thanks to your momma for letting us know what she uses for these. XXXX

Erin the Cat Princess said...

I really love the first one, mainly because I love how the boys do merge into the swirl of colour just a little.
Great jigsaw too!
Purrs
ERin

Gigi said...

Just dropping in to say Hi and thanks for visiting us so much. We are trying to do better ourselves! XOXO

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful kitties and wonderful photos too!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

M Dawson said...

I LOVE the starry night filter!

Great to see you in the Pet Parade!!

M. K. Clinton said...

We aren't having a bad winter at all here in south Texas but I'm ready for spring's flowers.