Category Archives: Gardening

Heat of the Day

I did a bit more cleanup of the backyard in the brightest part of the afternoon.  The A/C was not running, but Davout was just as cautious as if it was.  Only Rhea came out, as Harrison had eaten a … Continue reading

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Gus Comes Home

Gus’ remains came home today.  I got a nice little urn and they fit nicely next to Calpurnia’s box.  He spent a lot of time sleeping at the base of this book shelf in the last few weeks. Over these … Continue reading

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Versatile Cats

  As I alluded to yesterday, the first item of business is to thank fozziemum from the blog  fozzie.m for The Versatile Blogger Award!  Thanks for thinking of us when making up your list! One of the rules is to give seven ‘fun … Continue reading

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Getting Around

I thought I’d show a few more pictures from the other day of Gus making his wide circuit around Calla.  Here he is at just about the point where he would stop to avoid getting too close to her.

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A Loverly Award

I was told in a comment yesterday that the lovely and talented blogger at Meow Hear This! has nominated this blog for the One Lovely Blog Award.  I really appreciate the thought! As usual, the first condition is to link back, … Continue reading

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Sunshine Day

The title is appropriate in more ways than one.  First, I was recently awarded a Sunshine Award by Savannah of “Savannah’s Paw Tracks”.  Thank you very much for the honor!  I’m glad you enjoy the Blog. To match up with the … Continue reading

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Mini Jungle

I got to sit outside with Julie and Calla this evening.  I found one way I can get Julie to face in my direction — if he can ‘hide’ in some foliage.  These are some of the scrappier tufts of crabgrass … Continue reading

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Rocky Relations

Recently I have gotten around to adding to the border of the rock path to keep plants from growing too close to the slate rocks.  I use these “Mexican River Rocks” that I get at the Home Depot – I’m … Continue reading

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Plant Life

The Devil Plant, the Star Jasmine is on the march again. You can see a reaching tendril starting to wrap around a branch of the “Purple Potato Bush” tree. In time, it will tighten and even start to strangle the … Continue reading

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Anti-Gardening Post!

If gardening is the growing of plants you intend to grow, I don’t do much of it. Today, I spent some time hacking back plants that I didn’t intend to grow. Example number one is this English Ivy, which has … Continue reading

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