29 huhtikuuta 2022

Friday Bliss # 189 - Happy First of May!


April comes to its end and the spring has come even to Finland. The snow has melted away 
and I have started to work in the garden. There are tiny signs of new growth: 
crocuses, scillas and bursting buds. I got these sunny tulips from a visiting friend
and combined them with lime button chrysanthemums.






Selma and Silva got sterilized and they wore this kind of protectic wear,
which was much more comfortable than collar. The first days they were tired 
but are now their lively selves. They will celebrate their 8 month birthday on May 2.



Vappu - May Day and the eve of First of May are traditional big celebrations in Finland
with student caps, balloons, booze, tippaleipä and sima / mead, a fermented citrus drink.
But I have grown too old for extravagances and prefer take it easy and stay home!



Skål to Spring & Happy First of May!

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43 kommenttia:

  1. Good morning Riita,
    it shines really well for you today. Looks good.
    The cats are wearing a little dress, they certainly don't like it, but what has to be, has to be.
    All the best, have a nice weekend and best regards, Eva

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Selma and Silva are well after the operation and don’t have to wear this dress any more. They were out in the garden for the first time, fun! Happy weekend Eva.

      Poista
  2. The combination of sunny tulips with lime button chrysanthemums is very matching and beautiful. I agree that what Selma and Silva wore is better than wearing a collar which gets in the way and is uncomfortable. Good to know that they are back to their lively selves. Happy birthday to both of them. Wishing you Happy 1st of May.

    VastaaPoista
  3. The tulips and the lime button chrysanthemums combine so well. Lovely pictures!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. The season of bought tulips is practically over. In a few weeks they’ll bloom in the garden.

      Poista
  4. It really is a cheery floral arangement! Happy May to you!

    VastaaPoista
  5. And the bandage wrap is very full on!! Glad they are themselves again!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. I didn’t know this kind of wraps before. They worked really well.

      Poista
  6. Beautiful flowers!! I have never seen lime button chrysanthemums, I will look for them for my garden. Thanks you. Your lady looks lovely. What are those purple flowers? Selma and Silva look adorable, they must be really good kitties to leave the protective wear alone. They do look comfortable. Happy Birthday to both of them!

    -Soma

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. The green plant as hair of the lady is Tradescantia. I like this variety with its purple under leaves. The kitties are well again and they are really good, too good as a matter of fact 😻

      Poista
  7. Happy First of May to you too! 🌷🦋

    VastaaPoista
  8. Wonderful blossoms Riitta - yellow and green - colours from spring. All the best for your two kittens speedy recovery.
    Greetings from Germany and hyvää vappu
    Kirsi

    VastaaPoista
  9. a wonderful spring bouquet that will certainly bring you joy for a few more days. it's nice that the snow is finally over and you can work in the garden! the two cats look funny, but after an operation it is necessary to protect them.
    happy may 1st to you too!
    best wishes
    mano

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. The kitties tolerated this awkward wear well but got already free of it. Happy May Mano!

      Poista
  10. Flores muito bonitas.
    Gostei de ver as fotografias e as melhoras das gatinhas.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

    VastaaPoista
  11. Dearest Riita; Happy May, I love this comfortable season p;-) And I also LOVE your color combination of spring bouquet Green & Yellow. I always feel refreshed to see your beautiful flower & adorable kitten. Lovely collage♡♡♡
    Lots of Love from Japan; Miyako

    VastaaPoista
  12. ...I hope that you find lots of joy working in your garden.

    VastaaPoista
  13. Dear Riitta,
    How nice that spring has arrived in Finland! The yellow tulips bring additional bright joy.
    Selma and Silva look chic in their protective suits - and I think it's great that there is this more comfortable alternative to the protective collars.
    Have a good start into May!
    All the best,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/04/italien-reisebericht-lucca-toskana.html

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. We had to use a collar on Sissi during her last winter and that was terrible This wear was tolerated very well. Happy May Traude.

      Poista
  14. brilliant to put clothing on the kittens instead of those hated collars! Love your yellow and the photos are great. If I got to drink citrus drinks and eat whatever that pastry is I'd go along with all the celebrations!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. It is great to pamper oneself with goodies now and then. Happy May.

      Poista
  15. Happy for you the snow is gone and you can work in your garden:) The Chrysanthemums are beautiful, but have never seen them in green:) Great your kitties can be comfortable. Have a fun weekend:)

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. I am not quite sure, but these chrysanthemums might be dyed. Happy May.

      Poista
  16. Welch erfrischende Kombination: Zitrone - Limone!
    Hab einen schönen Übergang in den Mai!
    ❤️lich
    Astrid

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. I have a weakness for lime plants. Happy May Astrid.

      Poista
  17. Hallo Ritta!

    Wow, I thought something terrible happened to your cats. Thank God it's "just" a sterilization.
    Your flower arrangement is wonderful!

    Greetings and a good start to May 1st


    Anne

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Nothing terrible, thanks for worrying! The kittens are well again!

      Poista
  18. Love the yellow! The cats look svelte in their outfits.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Yellow is such an energizing & sunny colour!

      Poista
  19. Thank you for hosting.

    VastaaPoista
  20. Hienot kissapuvut. En ole koskaan tuollaisia nähnyt.
    Mukavaa vappuviikonloppua!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Eikös olekin kätevät! En minäkään näistä aiemmin tiennyt, mutta kasvattaja neuvoi. Vappuja!

      Poista
  21. Enjoy the weekend and thanks for hosting,
    Amalia
    xo

    VastaaPoista
  22. Liebe Riitta,
    in der Nacht zum ersten Mai wird hier in Deutschland auch viel gefeiert, aber wir haben es auch vorgezogen zu Hause zu bleiben.
    Das leuchtende Gelb und das Grün passen sehr gut zusammen, ein wundervoller Strauß. Ich mag gelbe Blüten sehr, sie sind einfach wie kleine Sonnen.
    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag.

    Viele liebe Grüße
    Wolfgang

    VastaaPoista
  23. Feliz mes de mayo para ti. Besos.

    VastaaPoista

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