Thursday, August 18, 2011

THURSDAY IN THE GARDEN WITH DANTE: FRONT TO BACK!


Dante's been keeping an eye on things in both the front yard and the back.   For the most part, there's not much new, but he has noticed a few subtle changes.  And while he was at it, he took the opportunity for some ornamental posing.

 Here's Dante on the front walk between the planter on the porch and the bushes in Bush Gardens, with blue calico kitties looking on.


Dante's keen eye has spotted the second coming of the red wiegelas this season!  It must be due to all the hot, humid and wet weather.  Generally, they only bloom in June, but given the right conditions the flowers come back in late summer.

Dante has infinite patience, unlike some others in this picture.


I have always wondered why these long-lasting blooms are called "impatience" when they clearly have such stamina.  It's obvious from Dante's face that he is wondering, too!

 Now Dante has moved to the back.  Here he is sitting on the deck with the crabapple tree in the background.  You can see how much his mane has thickened up in recent days.

Under the crabapple tree you can see that it is already shedding it's summer bounty.  There are yellow leaves and little red crabapples strewn about on the ground.


 It's kind of sad to see the beginnings of fall, but it's perfect for posing and Dante doesn't give it a second thought.  He certainly can fill up any space!


Here's Dante in his favourite 'yawn' chair where he likes to take his outdoor naps.  "Behine me, I has sumfing ta show yoo!", he says.


"Dis is da last of Mama's roses.  She cut dis wun and putted it in a pretty bowl made jus' fur roses."

"An' heer is one of dose wild Himalayin' Orkids!  Dey reely gets outta control."

And finally, Dante poses for a close-up as he bids you farewell for the nonce.   He prides himself on making sense out of nonce-sense, and I think he has succeeded yet again.


9 comments:

Cat Mandu said...

Hi, big boy!
I have been talking about taking care of clumps on my blog. Do you take care of your own furs, or does your Mom need to check problem areas every day?
Mandu

The Cat From Hell said...

Dante, yous is one beauteous cat! Me would loves to curl up in your gloreous furs and share your lovely garden. Ours, alas, has suffered from the new puppy who thinks flowers is for chewing!!!
Kisses
Nellie

Hannah and Lucy said...

Thank you for the guided tour Dante - you were the purrfect gentleman cat.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Dante, I still think you are the finest thing in your whole garden.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Dante...all I had eyes for was you. Did you show us something?

Marg said...

We just cannot get over how handsome you are Dante. WE love that last picture of you. Well they were all good. Take care.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Dante ~ it was great seeing your garden this weekend. Tell Dommy I had a great time, and fank yoor mom for me!

Love Milo xx

Brian said...

I just love your photos, all Mancat all the time!

Laila and Minchie said...

Dante, we think you are the biggest mancat we know! And a very handsome one at that!