Thursday, May 05, 2016

Thankful Thursday In The Garden

I am so fond of this maple tree.
I photograph it often throughout the season.
It is interesting to watch the cycle of renewal
and dormancy.

Ginger follows me everywhere when I am outside.
She is my golden shadow.
Last month while I was cleaning out some stuff in the
workshop she went inside with me.
NOT thinking anything of it, when I was finished I shut it 
down and went about my business.
The next morning, no Ginger.
I thought oh no where is she?
I called and called and no Ginger.
Well when I went into the workshop that next day
I suddenly heard "meow".
Yep you guessed it.
Ginger spent the night inside the workshop.
So, lesson learned.
Always find the cat before I close up the shop.

Purple calla lilies.

One single beautiful rose.
I don't have good luck with roses.
In fact last year I removed an entire hedge of knockout
roses. They had become unsightly, can you believe that?
How is it possible for roses to be unsightly?
But these were, believe me.
It was a massive dig out for me.
I put in more lilies of the nile, which are far far
easier for me to manage.
I do still have one flowerbed on the side of my house filled with 
about 10 rose bushes. I trimmed them down
as the start of fall and they are better looking 
this spring, but no where near how beautiful they should be.
I just don't have good luck with roses of any kind.

Ginger said you're out here that's great with me!
Ginger stays all day inside the perimeter of my yard.
She does not like being indoors.
There is a gray male that also likes to nibble on Ginger's food
that visits and chases Ginger around.
(Ginger is neutered)
He appears to be very territorial, 
The other day I watched as Ginger emerged from the wooded area
between my property and the one next door.
She was in a hurry.
Then I saw the gray male hot on her pursuit.
I went outside and called her and she came 
running back to me, so I stayed with her and made sure
the male would not return, at least for awhile.
He is a gorgeous long haired cat with striking yellow eyes.
But he is very skittish.
He likes to come up to screen door on the catio,
Jinx & Ping both screech at him
like little banshees.
He leaves, always in a hurry.
It's funny, because all of my indoor kitties know Ginger
now and they are not upset at all by her presence.
She is such a sweet girl.


  1. Ginger sounds so sweet. How nice that your cats don't mind her.

  2. Nice to have a kitty around when you work outside.
    Ginger is a pretty kitty :)

    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  3. PepiSmartDog: stunning photographs! Poor Ginger - its so easy to accidentally lock kittehs in rooms; Apple's been locked in teh garage a couple of times too.
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Really appreciate your support each week. Have a great week! *waves paw* :=o)

  4. I locked my own ginger - Tungsten - in a closet, twice. But only for half an hour or so each time.

    Does Ginger have a home? Is she a neighbour's cat? I hope the grey fellow isn't causing Ginger too much anxiety.

  5. Ginger is very pretty, it is too bad she doesn't want to be inside. I have never had luck with roses either.

  6. Ginger sounds like a very nice cat. She probably has lots of safe places where she can hide. That is so nice that she has you as a friend.

  7. Ginger looks and sounds very sweet and adorable. Buster always gets locked in the garage.

    Emma and Buster

  8. sweet, love her following you around.

  9. sweet, love her following you around.

  10. waves two ewe ginger.......itz grate ta see ewe again....thanx for helpin out round de gardin...ewe haz done an awesum job ☺☺☺

    N guys....tell yur mom de rose bush prob ablee had funkee thoz funkee beetles....we get em up heer & they eat de bush like they bee crazed....

    1. N yea we iz azz back werdz two day....thatz spozed ta bee THOZ funkee...knot how we typed !! ♥♥♥ duh ~~~~

  11. And we are thankful you shared this beautiful post with us.
    Hugs madi and mom

  12. I love seeing AND learning about Ginger. Thank you for looking after her and helping her from being bullied by the male. Bless her small sweet heart and yours too for helping her.

  13. Aaaaaaaw Dat's pawsum fur Ginger. Sorry 'bout da handsum mancat.

    Luv ya'


  14. It's so kind of you to take care of Ginger. I love the picture of her with her tail straight up looking happy. We always hope she'll be safe. Your garden is always so lovely.

  15. Your garden is so gorgeous. And Ginger looks like such a sweetheart.

  16. It's wonderful that Ginger has you to look out for her. She seems like wonderful company in your beautiful garden.

  17. you have a lot of action by your house and your flowers are gorgeous. I am hoping to have a container garden on our balcony. I am waiting to do it around Memorial Day since our weather can be so up and down. I don't have a house or I would do a proper garden.

  18. Stunning with a dash of handsome!

  19. Your flowers are always so pretty. And Ginger is the purrfect garden cat. :)

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  21. How sweet that Ginger follows you around the garden. She feels very safe and at home at your place. Your flowers are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing her and your flowers, I enjoyed reading this post very much. Hugs and nose kisses


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