The Gardens - In the Beginning

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Memories now dancing in my head...

            blush,
            rosy,
            black
            of
            blackest
            crimson...

Coral Berry
Balloon Flower
            cream,
            buttery,
            deepest
            of
            molten
            gold...

Ghost Grass



            smidgen,
            handful,
            gobs
            of
            tantalizing
            tangerine...

            



            laced
            with
            a
            rainbow
            of
            greens...


            crispy
            brown
            dried,
            salt
            and
            peppered...


            curled
            up
            tight,
            tough
            leathery
            flat...


            breeze
            scattered,
            wind
            shattered,
            rain
            matted...




            memories
            now
            dancing
            in
            my
            head...

Siamese Twins


            come
            winter.
            I'm
            waiting
            your
            softness...

Alpine Strawberry

Duuuuustin???

            as
            you
            take
            my
            wonderful
            leaves...




            back
            into
            the
            bosom
            of
            earth...

Threadleaf Bluestar


Grass Leaved Golden Aster-Silkgrass



            leaving
            wistful
            promises
            of
            next
            year.







Miss Chloe is a couch tater in disguise...she's determined in her stubborn tri-color way to outlast my going-nowhere attempts to force her off her sweet tush and exercise that sore leg that's slowly stiffening up as I type this out.  Does she remotely even give a hoot...I seriously doubt she minds being waited on hand and foot for the rest of her wonderful and my miserable life.

She's waiting for her plate of grub to mysteriously scoot closer to her drooling mouth...she's perfecting that mournfully wide-eyed pleading guilt creating stare that would melt the center of an iceberg...she's such a shit.  I'm ignoring her, hum hum de hum hum...will that plate of vittles disappear by morning?  I'm wondering if she will cave in, or will she opt instead to wither away into a wrinkled prune and come back in her after-life to remind me forever that I'm a very mean lady.

I'm truly wishing I didn't always need a cat in my life, especially the ones who don't always need a human to love.  I asked for a Siamese, you know...a people lover breed.  I got skitzo kitty...the feline that walks alone.  I'm not going to forget this Santa...not on your life.  I've hired a PI to track down that true address of yours.  You can already start counting the days before Christmas, and that box with holes that will arrive on Christmas Eve.  You do like calicoes...don't you?
   

15 comments:

  1. Ah...what a gorgeous group of nature photos! The leaves are just so amazing...my favorites (if you will recall by my blogger name), of course! Love the Dustin photo! Darned dogs! LOL I've always wanted a Persian or Himalayan kitty myself. However...we have three cats now and I just don't want the drama of a fourth. Or the litter box.

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  2. Tina - Thanks. Anyone with a cat pic for their photo is A-okay!

    Miss Bohem - Litter boxes...they say you need at least one for every kitty or two. I have the x-large dog litter pans, as Jesse would raise his rump and mark everything. I remember at one time having three in different areas of the home :( I was going to just settle for one, but alas...Chloe happened by, so I'm resigned to making the count two. Autumn leaves are like the last ditch of good weather's flowers. So beautiful for too short of a time.

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  3. beautiful photos of somethings I don't always think of as beautiful.

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  4. Beautiful photos. Fall is a stunning season although I sense we gardeners are a bit wistful for spring and summer.

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  5. I love the photo of the leaf on your shoe, how cute! All of the pictures are amazing, capturing a season that is much too short.

    Your cat sounds like a diva, but then, that's what a cat does, right? Owns us.

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  6. Hi! I am visting your blog from Follow Friday Over 40. I really enjoyed looking at your beautiful nature pictures. It reminds me that we need to take time to appreciate the beauty of each season. =) I'm back to my blog after a hiatus and have planned some fun things to share. =) I hope you can stop by sometime http://inkelleyskitchen.blogspot.com
    Have a great day!
    ~Kelley

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  7. I find this time of year to be bittersweet. We are given beautiful gifts just before the stark.

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  8. your Threadleaf Bluestar picture is wonderful. I don't think I have ever seen this plant before..
    Loved seeing everything.. Have a wonderful Friday!
    hugs from Savannh, Cherry

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  9. Linda - sometimes I look at my gardens and I don't see much beauty...then I start looking closer at all the little things, and beauty is all over the place :)

    Beth - all seasons have their own beauty for me. Spring explodes beyond belief with life, summer calms down and then it is endlessly weed pulling :(, fall is a cool colorful relief from the heat, and winter gives me a challenge to find a bit of loveliness to snap a photo of. After living in the tropics for four years, I love having four seasons.

    Karen - I thought that baby heart leaf was so cute. Of course, I now have it pressing in my dictionary until it dries. I imagine it will make its way into my scrapbook journal. And talk about the drama with my little calico diva...she decided to see how long she could go without using her cat pan (two days), then mommy panicked, tucked her in carrier, in car, and halfway down the street on the way to the vet she yowled and peed all over herself stinking up the car a bit. I have her number now, the little stinker.

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  10. Kelley - I will check you out. Thanks for stopping by.

    Kristy - I guess winter is kind of stark, but I'm always trying to find some kind of beauty in it that has nothing to do with snow, lol.

    cherry - thanks for giving my gardens a look. I already checked yours out and they are still radient with color...the true south. I never think of Nashville as the south. To me our weather is more like Kentucky's.

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  11. Glad to hear that Chloe is feeling better and coming into her personality, although, I am not sure it is a personality worth keeping. My calico passed this past January and she was truly the sweetest thing, so keep your fingers and toes crossed that Chloe turns out the same way.

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  12. Oooh- I love the threadleaf bluestar- I have never seen that before...beautiful, beautiful pics...
    Plans for the holiday?

    Tracy

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  13. You are so good at capturing the beauty in simple things. I think I've told you that, but I'm sayin' it again.
    Chloe will probably eat when you go to bed. Some cats won't eat with people around.
    I have a mean calico too. When we took her to the vet last, I got peed on and a chomp on my hand I will never forget.

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