Earlir today, my mom noticed this little guy in our unfinished butterfly garden. He would run up a stake planted next to the flower, reach out as far as he could to grab the stalk, then drop back to the ground with it so he could eat the flower. He did this for a good 20 minutes before my desire to get a closer shot startled him.
Sadly, over the next few days, he ATE THE WHOLE THING. And what he didn’t eat, died a very sudden death.
I guess butterfly are not the only creature who finds this plant nom-able.
Today was busy with cleaning, organizing, laundry, yard work and cooking. However, during all the business, I did take a moment to stop and admire the beauty around me.
These bad boys kicked my arse this evening. Next time I decide to build a new garden bed where grass now grows, Gil is totally bringing out the tiller.
We lost our sweet kitty Vanny back in March. We went out a few days later and bought a memorial stone that the kids could make and decorate as a way to both ease their pain of the loss, and to memorialize him. After months of not finding or not making the time to do this, Natalie and I finally decided today that it was time. I pretty much let her do all of the work, including the mixing of the concrete and the design. A few weeks ago my mom went out and bought a white rose bush and planted it in the corner of our yard now known as Vanny’s Garden and Nat wanted to use that in her design. I think she did a beautiful job. What do you think?
I love the way she incorporated the mulch and the rose in the stone.
Here’s where it will go and as soon as we place it next weekend, I’ll post more pictures.
The rose had a real pretty bloom on it today, too.
We finally made the time to build Mama’s garden beds. It was supposed to be her Mother’s Day gift but she ended up working much harder than we had intended. I think she liked it though.
This is actually a picture of one of the little side projects we decided to do in the middle of building the garden beds. This will be Vanny’s Corner. We will plant a white rose bush in the corner and memorialize him with a decorative stone the kids are going to make.
PS….I kinda miss him.
PPS…Happy Mother’s Day, Mama. I hope you like the beds.
PPPS….Yes, Honey, I know I’m not a REAL Mama, but I am a kitty mama so that totally counts. Now stop rolling your eyes.
http://bible.us/Mark14.32.NLT They went to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and Jesus said, “Sit here while I go and pray.” He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he became deeply troubled and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
He went on a little farther and fell to the ground. He prayed that, if it were possible, the awful hour awaiting him might pass him by. “Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”