Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday In The Garden With Jonesie

Meow!  Good to see you!  This time of year it's hard to keep up with everything.  The grass got so long because of all the rain,  it took mom and dad working together for hours to get the job done.  Most of these pictures were pre-mow.  All I can do when that is going on is duck under a bush and wait it out.  I love the feel of fresh cut grass under my paws.
Figaro is back outside helping me...well he helps some of the time.  Trouble is he's feeling lots better and sometimes he tries to play with me by pouncing and crab walking.  He's a young thing and he likes to mix work and play.  I get annoyed with him, but I do appreciate the help.  The basil garden is still sad, and some of the seeds mom planted got so much rain water on them, the seeds didn't stay all in a line.  They bunched up!  It's a sad looking garden, so we purr on it a lot.
We had a dragonfly stop by to say hello.
The Jerusalem Sage is blooming and looking lovely!
And Cory, true to form appreciates all the vegetables I grow, although she did not actually eat any of the  broccoli. 
So now it's time for a nice nap in the shade.  The days are long and mom is spending lots of time outdoors and not inside helping us all visit our furriends.  I think it's going to be that way for awhile...we will do our best to get around at least a few times a week.
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36 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I bet a nibble of that broccoli would be very tasty!

Keiko said...

Jonesie, your fluff is wonderful! We loved how Figaro was laying that vege patch with you. You can teach him your ways! mawhawhaw!
Alex Who Came Before, used to love broccoli!
Purrrs

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Jonesie,

I'm pleased to hear Figaro is now assissting yoo ~ us gardeners need all the help we can get in the garden in summer.

And that broccoli looks delishus!

Karen Jo said...

I think that the broccoli looks yummy. It's great that Figaro is helping you out, even if he does like to mix work and play.

Purrfect Haven said...

can we come over to your for supper?! Mrs H wants to as well as she loves broccoli. Love Darcy and Bing xx

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Jonesy, I'm sure that if Figaro gets a little too frisky, you will show him the paw of disapproval. Keep purring on those sad basil plants... they need it!

Kea said...

We think Figaro will be a great help, once he's trained, Jonesie. There's no one better to do that than you! And that broccoli looks fantastic! Yum!

the casbah kitten said...

Hi Jonesie!
Sometimes Mother Nature throws you a screwball and I think everbuddy's getting it this year, with wacky weather. We're just now catching up with the weeds and grass because we had our rain earlier in the spring. But now that you've got Figaro Outside helping you we're sure you'll whip that garden into shape in no time. Just be sure to take time to enjoy it too!

The Whiskeratti said...

It's good to see Figaro outside and being playful.

Brian said...

The garden is looking so good and it is great you've got some highly qualified help!

AFSS said...

We are having a Garden Party for Artemisia, she is ONE today.

Love the Jerusalem Sage, this is the first time we have seen it.

We hide inside when the beans cut grass.

Mishkat said...

We are very glad to see that you finally have sunshine! And we're also glad Figaro is back in the garden - and at least trying to help.

Purrs from Franklin, Dobby, and Tasha

Forever Foster said...

It must be the season for bad blogging assistance!
We love the picture of you and Figaro purring on your garden. Will he get a role in the Gardening Club?

Simba said...

Can you send some of that sun to me? I need to help my dad's tomatoes to grow big.

JC said...

Our Mom put in lots of things too but it rained for ever and not much is going on in our yard. I like your tour though ...

Big Al .. The Purr Gang blogger of the day ^,,^ (Mom is getting coffee and asked me to help. Which I am but I think a nap will be needed soon.)

Busby and Raymond said...

"crab walking" - we love that!

Your garden looks great. This is the busy time of year for the garden. What is it with the basil this year? Ours is pitiful too.

The Monkeys said...

It is great that Figaro is feeling well enough to 'help' out in the garden with you, Jonesie!

The broccoli looks yummy!

Fin said...

::Mom sneaks in for an E-snorgle::

One Cats Nip said...

The broccoli looks great! You did a wonderful job Jonesie!

Furkidsmom said...

Your garden looks a lot better than ours. Mom's tomato plants have some weird disease or something. Mom stinks at gardening.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Noll's Nip said...

Well, I suppose summers are meant to be enjoyed outside....you'll get to the blogging on rainy days ;)

Eric and Flynn said...

Your grass is looking nice and green Jonesie, just right for showing off your belly. We are glad Figaro is helping you.

ABBY said...

Your garden is looking fabulous and thank you for the lovely tour.

purrs
Abby

Amy and The House of Cats said...

The garden is looking great, but we are sorry about the basil problems. That is too bad because we know that basil is tasty, at least that is what mom says.

And that is great that you have Figaro to help out - but yeah, the young cats can be more interested in playing than working (we know that all to well at our house!)

meowmeowmans said...

Sorry about the basil, Jonesie. But the rest of the garden looks really good! So glad Figaro is (sort of) helping out. :)

Katnip Lounge said...

Jonsie,
You are amazing! All that work and still have time to train up an assistant...albeit a feisty one.

Looks like Figaro is over his innards pests? He seems VERY happy to be living at your house and getting love and regular fudz.

MoMo said...

Hey Jonesie, good to hear that your assistant is back at his job. A gardening kitty needs all the help she can get.

I am not doing much at all, the garden is going to pot!

Ayla and Iza, said...

We envy you all the rain, cuz we aint got any fer weeks. The grass isnt worth chewin on, an The Big Thing is feeding water to the plants every other day just ta keep them alive.

Au and Target said...

Ypu've got green paws; we're soooo envious!

Camie's Kitties said...

Jonesie, it's so nice to get to see your garden again. We've missed all of you (and your lovely garden) while we were on forced blogging break. We hope the weather starts to cooperate for you.

Tavi, Cody and Gracie

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Ahhh Jonesie, you are so bootiful in your garden!

TK and Squashies said...

You know, sometimes you has to lets your basil grow where Mother wants it to grow. I'm sure your purring helps!
The dragon fly picshur was awesome.
We always look forward to your Thursday posts.
Have a great weekend.

Whitey said...

Hi, Jonesie! Thank you for growing begtables for mai Cory!

We just read about Madison's teeths. We all send purrs and hope for speedy healing and gud foods!

PS. Hi, Cory! ::waiving paws and sending smoochies:: ♥xo

Beth said...

Hi Jonesie, You have a great time in that tall grass - I hear there might be mousies hiding there. Keep purring for Mom's garden and Happy 4th of July!
Beth

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Oh we haz some of da Jerusalimb sagez too! Da momee tinks it looks like a space flower. She should know... she iz one spacey momee... alwayz wit her head in a bag of steer poo or soyl or pullin' weedsez.

Grrreta said...

Jonesie, you have the most irresistible belly. We don't know how your beans get any gardening done without taking constant snorgle breaks. We wish you a Happy 4th of July!