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, July 13, 2007

Flower Friday for Mom

We're hopelessly behind in memes and visits to our friends, but we wanted to cheer up Mom by posting for Flower Friday.

Welcome to our back yard jungle.

The phlox (P. paniculata) is in full bloom now, and we have it in white, pink, and various shades of purple. This is a native plant.
Here is a spectacular lily, Lilium orientalis 'Sierra Nevada.' Dad picked these out of a catalog years ago; he liked their California name since he is a native Californian. Mom finds their scent intoxicating.

These are Ruellia, also known as wild petunia. Each flower lasts only a day, but another comes along to take its place. They add a bit of pale purple-blue color to the shade under the big oak trees.
It has been unusually dry this season and Dad has had to water continuously to keep our jungle green and the flowers blooming. The water bill is sky high.
Mom promises to let us blog and visit more in the days ahead. We will have to take her at her word.



At Saturday, July 14, 2007 12:32:00 AM, Blogger Lux said...

Your back yard is gorgeous! Let's all just stop and smell the flowers.

At Saturday, July 14, 2007 9:03:00 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

Your flowers are so pretty. Looking at flowers makes me feel cheerful. You must be happy whenever you are in your pretty yard.

At Sunday, July 15, 2007 1:39:00 PM, Blogger Parker said...

Hooo Boy! Those are some very pretty flowers! I'd like to sniff them!

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