Thursday, April 9, 2015

Five on Friday "California Style".......

Hi everyone.  It's me, Lilly.  I'm going to be your host today for a new adventure.  It's called Five on Friday and it's hosted by Amy over at Love Made My Home.

My dear Mom, Pat, said I could go ahead and write this post since you haven't heard from me in awhile.  I've been busy.  As you know, I live to eat and sleep and in between those times, I love to hunt geckos out by the pool.  It's a busy life, I know...

So, here goes my Five on Friday California Style:

Number One
 
This is the view outside from the kitchen window.  I like the pink sky against the palm trees...Hey, I usually don't see this view except when my parents are away and I jump up there....

Number Two
A yummy bowl of California strawberries - too bad they're not fish flavored!

Number Three
   How can you do California without the beach?  This is the pier in San Clemente.  Do you recall that President Nixon had his "western white house" in San Clemente?

Number Four
This is a flower from a succulent in the back yard.  It's great because it doesn't need much water.  We're having a drought down here in California....

Number Five
I've saved the best for last!  This is me lounging by the pool.  I'm a Maine Coon kitty but I think I look like a cool California cat :)

That's all for now.  I send you my meows and would love to hear from you.  It always makes me purr when you leave a comment.

Hugs from
Lilly xxx 

43 comments:

  1. Welcome to Five on Friday, I love this Friday community. We have heard hear in the UK about your drought and how they want you to stop watering the grass and plants. Hope you all manage ok. Good idea to be growing succulents and plants that like a dry condition. Love that you can have strawberries now, our very first forced green house ones are just emerging in the shops but in my garden the plants have not even flowered yet, some time to wait, late June usually. Think your selfie of yourself is beautiful. I too have a cat who seems to think she rules our roost too ;)

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    1. Thank you Selma, you're so kind. Yes, we are in desperate need of water. My parents put in some artificial grass to save watering the lawn. Please give my meows to your little cat. Hugs from Lilly

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  2. Hehe! This is a great post Lilly you are very good. I love that you lie on a lounger by the pool, it must be wonderful. Your strawberries look good and the beach too! Have a lovely weekend but be careful not to over do it now x

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I had fun writing this post since I'm quite familiar with the computer; I love to sit on the keyboard now and then. Meows from me, Lilly

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  3. Thats one lucky kitty, love the views, especially the beach. good luck in the drought, always hard. Welcome to five on friday, looking forward to seeing more :)

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    1. Thank you so much. It was fun to take part. I hope to join in again. Hugs from Lilly

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  4. Lilly, you're such a cool cat! All you're missing is your milk cocktail and a fabulous hat to keep the sun off your fur! xx

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    1. Hi, yes you are right, I could use a milk cocktail sitting under the hot sun! And, I realized I forgot to use my sunscreen! Meows to you and your family, love Lilly

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  5. Lovely to meet you Lilly! Your post is really great, and it is lovely to see a picture of you. I like my strawberries to be strawberry flavoured, but I can understand that cats would prefer them to be fish flavour! Thank you so much for joining in, I hope that we will hear more from you and your lovely Mom too. I hope you have a good weekend lounging by the pool! xx

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    1. It's a pleasure to meet you too, Amy. I had a great time writing this post and meeting new friends. My best to you. Hugs from Lilly

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  6. I've enjoyed your five on Friday post, Lily and I love the subjects you have chosen, my two furry friends live to sleep and eat too and love it when the sun loungers come out in the warmer weather. You certainly do look like a cool cat:)

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    1. Hi Rosie, thank you so much. I would love to meet your fury friends. They're welcome to join my pool party. Please give my meows to them, hugs from Lilly

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  7. Love the picture of your cat! She looks so content with her life. Judy.

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    1. Thank you Judith. I will pass on your kind remarks to Lilly. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  8. What a clever cat! And cool of course, too. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Many thanks Christina. Lilly thinks she is a person. Have a wonderful weekend, too :)

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  9. Hello Lilly, it's lovely to meet you.

    Thank you for sharing your stunning photos with us I especially like the beach at California with the amazing blue sky, and those mouthwatering strawberrys look delicious.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. Hi Irene. It's great to meet you. I'm happy you liked the photos. I'll save some strawberries for you :) sending you my best meows and hugs, Lilly

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  10. Lilly is definitely a cool cat! I have heard of the water shortage and it is quite worrying. I hope it rains lovely big drops to ease the dryness.

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    1. Ah, thank you so much. I will be sure to pass on your compliment to Lilly. I'm hoping we get rain but it doesn't look promising. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  11. A lovely set of photos, especially the one of Lilly - one very comfortable cat! I love the yellow flower. I have these in my garden, and the yellow one flowered for the first time this year, I think because we cleared a lot trees and shrubs around it, and it liked the light and the air. Our black-leafed one has never flowered and I thought it might be because it was in pot, but I see yours is too, so now I am hopeful that we will get a bloom on it next time (They flower around January here).

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    1. Hi Kate. So good to hear from you. The succulent with the yellow flower was in a small clay pot. After my husband transplanted it to a big pot, it really grew by leaps and bounds and now has flowered. It's just been a couple of months growth so hopefully yours will bloom. Have a great weekend:)

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  12. Oh, Lilly - you are having too much fun down there in sunny Cal! Love the views through your pretty lace curtains and that gorgeous beach! I heard about your drought and the water rationing and it makes sense to grow succulents - they are one of my favorite plants. I must say, Lilly, you look mighty comfortable lounging by the pool. Wish I could join you! xo Karen

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    1. Greetings Karen, I would love to have you join me by the pool anytime. Yup, the water situation is not so good. The first winter we were down here it poured buckets; although I'm from Seattle area, I had never seen rain like that. I hope we get a huge change is our weather patterns. Hugs from me, Lilly

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  13. I love the way you lounge by the pool, as if that chair was meant for cats! What a nice life you have with pretty skies, down by the beach, eating ripe strawberries! Can't stop long otherwise the crazy poodle will go bananas wanting to join in the fun...
    Nice to meet you here!
    Wren x

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  14. You have a cat's life, and I'm just a wee bit jealous! Your lounge pose is, um, well, let's say "relaxed". I don't think I've seen cats sit like this before, but I'm more of a dog person (don't hate me!). Have a great weekend Lilly,
    Wendy

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    1. Hi. Thanks for stopping by. I'm happy to meet you.

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  15. It's great to meet you Wren. Yes my life is good as long as I can eat and sleep. My mom used to have a little poodle years ago. I'm sure your little dog is adorable. So nice that you stopped by. Meows from me, Lilly

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  16. Lovely to meet you Lilly and I enjoyed seeing all the fabulous five photos on Friday. The beach is beautiful and the strawberries look so yummy.
    Enjoy the weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. It's great to meet you too, Carolyn. I'm happy you enjoyed the pictures. Please stop by again :)

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  17. Lovely Five on Friday photos! (especially the last one) Lovely to meet you through Amy's Blog

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    1. Thank you so much. It's nice to meet you, too.

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  18. That was a lovely post Lily, you take a good photograph you are one beautiful cat. :) xx

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    1. You are so kind, Linda. Thank you so much.

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  19. Haha...I just read a blog by a cat! :) and it it one of the better ones out there.

    Nice to meet you! Love the beach shots!

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    1. Thank you Sandi. I'm glad you enjoyed my blog as I had a great time writing it. Have a great day.

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  20. That's a great selfie, Lilly, but I don't think it's your most flattering pose! Please say, "Hi," to Pat for me and tell her that I popped in via Amy's Five On Friday. x

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    1. I will be sure to pass on your greetings to my mom, Pat. I'm so happy you stopped by. Hugs from me, Lilly

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  21. Love reading your fun post with gorgeous photos. Thanks for your lovely comment and have a beautiful Sunday...

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    1. Thanks so much. My Sunday is going great. Have a wonderful week:)

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  22. You wrote a wonderful post my furry friend.
    And you look pretty happy out by the pool.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  23. Hello Meredith, I'm so happy you liked my blog post. Thank you so much. Hugs to you from me, Lilly

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  24. Lilly is a fabulous cat! We had a long haired cat, who was a mix, but we're pretty sure she had some Maine Coon in her. Lovely collection of 5 things for Friday!

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