Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday in the Garden With Jonesie

I really wanted to find some birdies in the garden this week. Every September, the wild pigeons return to eat the berries on one of our trees. They did not cooperate one bit and I couldn't catch a picture of them in spite of my efforts to get a claw in one.
I did help my mom harvest some more basil and parsley and she made another big batch of pesto. Because I really wanted to participate in Tweet Week, I deputized my woofie Grete to go on special assignment in the field.
Grete here! Any chance to go for a ride in the car and go somewhere is cool with me. I was given a specific assignment from Jonesie. Find the swifts! Well being the smart woofie I am, they are not hard to find in Portland. Every year, the cute little buggers arrive at Chapman School and put on a show for everyone. I arrived early and scoped out the grounds.



I looked left and I looked left again.













Then I looked to the sky. At first there weren't too many of the birdies, but then more and more arrived. Then they started swirling around the big chimney. I was a good girl and didn't bark at them at all.
Jonesie wanted me to bring one back as a souvenir but I couldn't do it. The birdies started dropping one by one by hundreds into the chimney for a nice evenings snooze.

This has been special correspondent Grete, reporting on behalf of Master Gardener and bird catcher wannabe Jonesie.

22 comments:

Misha said...

OMC! Look at all those fev-vers!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Those were some nice feathers and some nice basil

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

Grete! It is so good that on occasion the kitties use your special skills for outside assignments. Our momma likes to see you cuz she likes to see dogs and cats. We have two dogs and we like them PURRty much fine. That is, as long as they don't get in our way.

Cat with a Garden said...

We had to look up what birds they are - but how impressed we are! Grete, you handled this assignment perfectly! That must have looked so beautiful. And you didn't even bark!? Impressed, very much so.

Forever Foster said...

Grete, you did a great job as special correspondant. There are a lot of birds there!

Parker said...

Grete - that's some world class reporting!

Eric and Flynn said...

You did a good job finding the fev-vers Grete. We get lots of swifts and swallows here too. They swoop down and dive bomb us. They are very fast, but one day they will be sorrythey teased us.

The Whiskeratti said...

Excellent field report, Grete! We felt like we were actually there.

The Island Cats said...

Wow, Grete! You found lots of birdies! Too bad you couldn't bring one home....

SeaThreePeeO said...

Look at all those birdies! Makes our lack of birdies all the worse!

The Creek Cats said...

Grete, it's so great to see you! You did a fine job reporting on the swift story!

Zoolatry said...

Good field work Grete... but our human wants to know "why" all those birdies go into the chimbley? Hopefully no one will start a fire below. Seems to be a very odd thing they are
doing.

The Monkeys said...

Wow! That's a lot of birds! You two are such great helpers.

Furkidsmom said...

Special Reporter Grete did a good job! We have birdies that nest in our fireplace chimney effury year. Mom says your basil looks a whole lot better than hers does.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Awesome corresponding, Grete! You showed great reserve in not barking, too. If we saw that many birdies at one time, we would not be so reserved, if you know what we mean. ;-)

PS. Hi, Cory! :-)

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

What an amazing job you did, Grete! And that basil looks so very yummy, Jonesie!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow that was a great tweet week post. Those were some very cool birdie shots - Grete did a great job as correspondent!

Junior and Orion said...

Lovely greens and lovely birdies! You both do such great jobs!!!!

We are wondering what you are going to do when gardening season is over Jonesie....

The Kitty Krew said...

Good job, Grete! That was a lot of birdies you found!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

CCL Wendy said...

Nice basil there, Jonesie! You've outdone yourself (again). And Grete sure knows where to find the birdies, but not how to catch 'em. Better luck next time, all!

Fin said...

::Claps Paws:: Oh this was pawsome special agent Grete. I was wondering if they would go in the chimney. Thanks Jonesie for sharing garden day!

milocat said...

Oh I so missed doing my gardening spot ~ but reading yours made up for it. Grete was fantastic and the pics of the birdies brilliant.

Thank you for all the good wishes for Mom.

Alfie Marshall xx