Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie

The weather is getting a bit nippy and I thought it would be a good day to sit in my fig tree and reflect on the past summer. There is not much to do today because most of the vegetables have been harvested and mom and dad aren't ready to pull everything up yet. Dad is mowing the lawn so the tree makes a good place to sit and snoopervise. I'm thinking it's a good day to remember my flowers. I don't pay too much attention to them because I'm focusing so much on the garden veggies, but now they are gone, I miss them a lot. I miss my sunflowers.
The sunflowers got so tall I thought they would touch the sky.

I miss my dahlias. There are still a few hanging on, but they don't look this nice anymore.


I miss my buddlia blossoms and their good friends the butterflies.

Until next summer.
Now that it's getting dark earlier, I have to come in the house earlier too. So not fair. I make up for this by letting my mom and dad chase me ALL over the yard to try and catch me. It's all just a game. I have no intention of staying out at night. I just wait until the right moment, after they chase me around enough and I've had my fill. At that moment and not one moment sooner, I flop to the ground and expose my floofy belly. Then I allow them to pick me up and carry me in.
Please be sure to go visit my good friend and garden buddy Alfie Marshall so see what he's up to in his garden this week. Also, I have new garden friends I just met this past week and I'd love for you all to go visit them. They are Helen, Darcy and Bingley at Purrfect Haven. I also have something special I'll be presenting to everyone in the next week. I was going to do it today but mom was slacking and couldn't help me. I'm really excited about it so mom better get with the program quick.

33 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I do miss the flowers. I think we have had the last of the tomatoes too... sigh.

Camie's Kitties said...

Now is the time for you to rest after all your hard work during the summer. We enjoyed your re-cap of all your hard work. We can see you really have a green paw.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

iVintage87 said...

Oh jonesie you have such a beautiful garden! I must admit I'm pretty jealous of your tree...I wish I had something like that in my yard...I know what you mean about going inside earlier...it stinks, when my humans come to get me I hide amongst the bushes but I always come back. I know they are just worried about me being out at night, but I'm a big bad cat what could happen?
Ashley: Plenty gangan! We gotta play it safe! Lovely Garden Jonesie!

Elin said...

What a pretty flowers!
U are cute as usual too!

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

The Big Thing has a trick ta get us inside just afore it gets dark out whenever dark is. Thats when he serves our stinky goodness dinner. We cant resist THAT!

Cat with a Garden said...

It was a great Summer, Jonesie! The two Birman Boys are lovely, we met them too. And they have the most beautiful garden.
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

milocat said...

We miss the flowers and the light nights too ~ but at least we haff Halloween and Christmas to look forward to.

We can't wait to hear wot yoor surprise is ~ tell yoor mom to help yoo asap.

PS: I found the Loch Ness monster this week ! He's on my bloggie RIGHT NOW!

Alfie Marshall xx
(Loch Ness monster hunter and trainee gardener)

Parker said...

I bet your folks have fun chasing you around the yard!

Alasandra said...

Yes, the old I am not coming in game. The beans fall for it every time. It's rather amusing to watch them stumble around trying to catch a cat as if they could. Don't know about your beans but ours are very slow. ~S,S,C & F

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Your flowers were pretty, we'd miss them too! And you are too funny, playing the chase game with your Mom and Dad ... hee hee! We are so glad to be back online, don't forget our new bloggy is http://therockymountmeezers.blogspot.com.
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

The Island Cats said...

We loved seeing your flowers too, Jonesie! Ours are all gone now...'cept for some mums that mom has in pots. The vishus deer have eaten a few too...can you believe that???

Can't wait to see what you've got planned for next week!

The Creek Cats said...

Beautiful flowers!! The only flowers we have left are Cardinal flowers. You sure have a great perch to snoopervise from!

Can't wait for next week!

Furkidsmom said...

Your flowers were so purrty. Our Mom even killed our catnip - she's got a black thumb. Some nasty white bugs got it and deaded it.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Forever Foster said...

Your dahlias are beautiful. They are mum's favourite flower. You really are a master gardener:) We helped our mum in the garden today. The only things flourishing are the weeds. MOL!

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

There is always something a little sad about the arrival of the cold weather and the prospect of time spent indoors rather than outdoors. We make up for it with indoor games and lots and lots of cuddles and naps!

The Whiskeratti said...

Your flowers were very pretty. It's a shame that they are gone, but they will come back next summer.

the casbah kitten said...

You had some really pretty flowers Jonesie. We had to laugh about you running all around not wanting to go in 'cuz I do that sometimes! Momma tricks Alice by telling her to "come look at this" and rolls a rock or something on the ground....then nabs her!

catsintrees said...

Nothing like a good sit in a fig tree.

Jasmim said...

Your garden is beautiful!

SeaThreePeeO said...

Your flowers we're lovely. We miss the flowers in the garden too!

Daisy said...

It is a little bit sad to see the gardening season come to an end.

The Kitty Krew said...

Tell your mom we don't want to have to wait until next Thursday to find out the surprise - we're not near that patient! MOL

It's been a fun summer in your garden, thanks for taking us along for the ride.

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Gracie said...

Enjoy the outside while you can. At my place there was some white stuff falling from the sky. The mom wasn't happy about it I can tell you that.

CCL Wendy said...

Oh yes, Jonesie, it's hard not to be nostalgic at this time of year. At least your mama took lots of nice pictures so you can remember your flowers, always!

Ha, ha! It sounds like you've really got the beans running circles 'round you! Way to go!

Ginger Jasper said...

You had lots of lovely flowers so no wonder you miss them.. We will all be hating the cold soon.. Hugs GJ xx

Ariel said...

I love the lovely flower photos me and mom miss the flowers also :)

glogirly said...

Jonesie, your garden is beautiful. And your spot on that fig tree looks absolutely perfect. It's getting colder here too. Once the sun goes down I head upstairs to curl up inside the down comforter.

Katie

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Jonsie,that is a really nice garden!! No wonder you hate to come indoors! You have so much to see :) At least it's cozy inside,heehee
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Fin said...

It's been such a great summer and spring. Can't wait till nest spring. Maybe you can get an indoor herb garden?

katztales said...

I wish I had a green thumb; I have a black one! Now's the time for you all to rest and enjoy the harvest.. yum!

We've posted a story to our blog today, so if you want a 5 minute read, drop by. http://www.lepak.com/katztales.html

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Cecilia,
My mom saw you over on Island Cats blog...she just had to write to say hi...I'm Madi and Mom's name is Cecilia...she has never known a kitty named Cecilia how unique...you are a very pretty girl.
Maid and Mom (aka Cecilia)

Madi and Mom said...

PS Madi here again...my full name is Madison...we're so glad we found your blog.
Madi and Mom

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Those are such pretty flowers - I can see why you miss them. I guess that is how it goes though, winter comes and the flowers go but then there is snow and fun holiday stuff so it is all good.