Jake and Bathsheba

A blog by two cats who used to live in the same house in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, they are both no longer with us.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Flower Friday Again

There's still time for Flower Friday so our secretary is taking over our blog. Again. Sigh.

This is a calla lily on top of beebalm. Calla lilies have pretty speckled leaves. They aren't supposed to be hardy here in Northern Virginia, but Dad planted them very deep and they've now been in the ground at least five years and have come back and bloomed every year.

Here are some pale specimens of purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).

More calla liles

And here's what happens to some of our lovely calla lilies--Japanese beetle damage. Mom and Dad don't use any chemicals in our garden, so they just pick off the pesky voracious beetles as best they can. I think we should close the fast food restaurant (bird feeders) and put the birds to work eating the beetles!


With all due respect to the Big Piney Woods Cats who started Flower Friday, I think I'm getting a little tired of being upstaged by flowers. This is supposed to be a CAT BLOG, so I'm going to insist on at least one photo of ME. Here I am making the world safer from a sucker upper machine. It can't do its sucking without being plugged into the wall outlet. I have conquered the evil machine!

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At Saturday, June 23, 2007 12:46:00 AM, Blogger Lux said...

Those are some lovely flower pictures, but none doth compare with your beauty, Jake ...

At Saturday, June 23, 2007 2:07:00 AM, Blogger Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

The day lillies are quite gorgeous, but I must agree with Lux that you are much handsomer. Is that a word?

At Saturday, June 23, 2007 3:49:00 AM, Blogger 小芥 michico said...

Beautiful flowers, I like it~!

At Saturday, June 23, 2007 4:51:00 AM, Blogger Karen Jo said...

Oh, Jake, the flowers only come out once a week and they are beautiful. Congratulations on conquering the sucker-upper.

At Saturday, June 23, 2007 9:16:00 AM, Blogger Parker said...

Would you come over here and kill our sucker-upper? Please?

At Saturday, June 23, 2007 11:24:00 AM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

We haf a sucky masheen yoo can kill too. Mum loves the culler of yer day lilies. She finks yer wildlife sankchurry is grate.
Yer rite the wallpaper on our compooter is us.

At Saturday, June 23, 2007 12:01:00 PM, Blogger Caesar and Princess said...

Jake you look great. These flowers are beautifical!

At Saturday, June 23, 2007 9:36:00 PM, Blogger The Cat Realm said...

Now the flowers are pretty. But we also think that if your Mom wants to blog about flowers she should have a Flower Blog. And leave your Cat Blog alone!
But that's just us. Actually that's just Anastasia. Because I would think I am more important than ANY flower in the world...
Shut up Karl, I am NOT vain!

At Saturday, June 23, 2007 11:13:00 PM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

Oh Oh, Owr lady brawt home a cupple of Calla-Lillies last week. She said thay were part of a webbing Boo-Kay she cawght. Thay smelled nice!

And yoo are sooo brave Jake. We NEVUR go near owr toy suckur uppur!!

At Sunday, June 24, 2007 8:01:00 PM, Blogger Beau Beau & Angie said...

You really are furry brave to go near the big toy sucking machine. Don't let it get away and keep bouf eyes on it at all times.


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