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.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Weekend Work-Symbolic Sunday

After days of much-needed rain, the sun shone Saturday afternoon. Yesterday we went outside and enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine.


I went out front. Mom had work to do there.
This dwarf Alberta spruce (which can be seen in Friday's post) is one of two that marked the driveway. Mom and Dad planted them the first spring when Dad lived with us. This one had been dying for a while, and Mom knew that it was time to remove it.

Poor little tree. It just didn't have enough sunshine to thrive.

As you can see, the one on the left grew tall and strong in the sunshine, but the other one struggled to survive and ultimately succumbed. Was this a clue that Mom should have figured out long ago?
P.S. Mom was lucky that she bought the Halloween chocolate candy early and has been able to dip into the stash this past week.

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At Sunday, October 28, 2007 9:39:00 PM, Blogger William said...

Poor little tree. :(

I hope that's not a clue--at least half of the plants and bushes my mom plants die, so much so that she threatens to just plant money next time.

At least that would save water!

At Sunday, October 28, 2007 11:14:00 PM, Blogger michicoļ¼ŠAdan said...

With and without sunshine could make this difference, that is amazing~!!!!

At Monday, October 29, 2007 5:22:00 AM, Blogger poppyq said...

My mum manages to kill all the plants - except the weeds. Thems grows the best.

We hope you are doing ok and helping your mum out. Maybe she put should put some candy next to the tempatations stash in the bedside cabinet.

Poppy Q

At Monday, October 29, 2007 7:07:00 AM, Blogger Parker said...

I am glad that the sun came out! Chocolate is a great medicine for Mommies sometimes, that's what I hear anyway!

At Monday, October 29, 2007 10:34:00 AM, Blogger Hot(M)BC said...

Good thing your Mom had chocolate. My Mom cried when they had to cut down the magnolia in the front because it was killed by some sort of bugs. Good reason to hunt bugs, I say.
your bud Pepi

At Monday, October 29, 2007 10:46:00 AM, Blogger Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

There are signs everywhere. Good for your mom hitting the candy stash!! Chocolate is GOOD. For humans.


At Monday, October 29, 2007 12:16:00 PM, Blogger China Cat said...

Oh, poor little tree! I certainly know how important sunshine is - for me snoozing in sunshine is one of my very favoritest things to do! I'm glad that you enjoyed the sunshine yesterday! I did too!

Purrrrrs, China Cat

At Monday, October 29, 2007 1:15:00 PM, Blogger Daisy said...

Wow, that is a lot of symbolism. I am sure there is a good lesson in there for us. I will have to think about it some more. One thing I do know, is that chocolate is good medicines for beans. So tell your mom to eat her medicines!

At Monday, October 29, 2007 1:57:00 PM, Blogger ASTOR CATS said...

The tree that survived sure looks good - a sign that things are not all bad! Halloween candy - especially chocolate - is good medicine for some ailments. Lifts the spirits!

Midnite & Stray Kitty

At Monday, October 29, 2007 4:15:00 PM, Blogger Skeeter And LC said...

We gotted "5.75" inches of rain in 3 days, so until it looks dry again out there, I'm not gonna try it.



I went out even while it was still drippin...


At Monday, October 29, 2007 5:49:00 PM, Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

yup - very symbolic. poor little tree! oh, and our Lady highly recommends candy corn...whatever that is.

At Monday, October 29, 2007 9:39:00 PM, Blogger Catzee said...

That am furry sad fur the lil tree.

At Monday, October 29, 2007 10:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When yer lady is ready to begin a new chaptur, plant a new tree thats purrfekt fur the enviyerment so it can grow BIG and strong and be the happiest, most beutiful tree in the whole-wide nayburhood!

Yer happie tree and yer happie lady can grow happie togethur with the 2 of yoo supurvising!

At Monday, October 29, 2007 10:51:00 PM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

oh wayt, that was us who rote that comment above!

At Monday, October 29, 2007 10:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Rosie and Cheeto's suggestion, that when your Mom is ready, for her to plant a new tree that will thrive! I'm sorry that the one little tree didn't survive, but the other one looks so healthy. Please let your Mom know I'm giving her lots and lots of kitty snuggles and I'm purring for her to feel better soon.

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

At Tuesday, October 30, 2007 6:47:00 PM, Blogger Skeezy said...

It's a sine! My Food Lady beeleeves in sines. I hope it felt good to dig it up and heeve it into the trash!

At Tuesday, October 30, 2007 11:25:00 PM, Blogger Forty Paws said...

Poor tree. Glad your mom had a chocolate stash. Yup. That's good.

Luf, Us


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