Thursday, May 19, 2005
I think this is one of my favorite pictures of Spitty Kitty as a kitten. Yes, she had that much attitude as a kitten. She came that way. Her first home after leaving her fur mommy was in a house with three kids and a chihuahua. They gave her away 'cause she was too much for the dog to handle. Oddly enough, she fit into OUR house just fine. She thinks our dog, Brain, is her mommy. HE'S not too thrilled with the idea, but he's a nice fur person and puts up with her. At 40 pounds to her eight (now, then only two lbs) pounds, it is his choice to tolerate her.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Friday, May 13, 2005
Who knew that this is what the split leafed philodendron (my monster plant) bloomed? I'd never seen one, tho, I suppose that most plants do bloom in some form. This is a very interesting flower. The "wrap" around the white stamen is about 18 inches tall, with the stamen about as thick as a bannana. There are two other blooms that haven't opened as of yet.
The rhododendron bush in my neighbor's yard is blooming. I get the benefit, without having to squeeze it in my own yard. I think the red leafed canna is a good match. This corner isn't finished yet. I've not quite got the complete picture in my head yet. I suspect it will end up with an herb garden planted around the bottom of the whiskey barrel, with more rocks acting as accent pieces.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
A close up of the flowers on the non fruiting pear tree in the front yard. It didn't bloom as profusely this year as it did last year. I suppose it was too cool. They are actually quite sweetly sented. The "fruits" they produce are small, hard, about the size and shape of a pea.