Thursday, July 12, 2012

THURSDAY IN THE GARDEN WITH DANTE: A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER


It's Thursday and Dante is in front checking out the state of the garden after more than a week of very high temPURRatures.  The grass has certainly suffered, but the plants aren't doing too badly, though they're not as lush as before.  Daddy kept up with the watering as Dante had instructed.

 And again, there is something new here.  Can you see it?



 "Wot about now?", asks Dante.  "Duz yoo fink it looks like me, PURRhaps?"



 It's a new kitty garden ornament! It was a gift from Auntie Susan (Mommy's friend and neighbour, and adopted Auntie to Dante, Dylan and Domino).   It's a metal sculpture that fits PURRfectly in the pots amongst all the flowers.  Dante and Mommy just LOVE it!


 And speaking of new -- here's another recent addition to the eFUR-growing number of cat statues in this aptly named "Cat Garden".  In fact, it's so new that Mommy hasn't even PURRmanently planted the violets in it yet.  More to come on that another day.


 Which cat ornament does Mommy think is the most speCATular of all?


 Why, Dante, of course!


 Here he is lounging under his favourite tree and PURRusing all the beauty around him.


 The irony is that he has never seen the beauty that is he.





Dante in the garden is evocative of John Keats classic poem "A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever" ...



"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing ...


... Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth ..."


Well said, John Keats.

10 comments:

Hannah and Lucy said...

You are looking furry handsome as usual Dante - Mum says we look so untidy when we have been in the garden but you are so neat without a hair out of place - does your Mom follow you with a comb and mirror?
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

We love your new garden ornaments, Dante. That's something we don't really have, except for the two turtles--but those are to ward off the crazy negative energy from the neighbours. LOL. (Who have been much better lately, we will admit.)

Our mom will have to keep her eyes open for end-of-season garden sales! :-)

Meowers from Missouri said...

yessirree! dante is the most ormanental of all! our mommer would LOVE to sink her fingers into all that floof an' give him gentle skritches an' massages!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Such a lovely day in your garden Dante, as always. We love that statue.

Cherry City Kitties said...

Wow Dante, you ARE the bestest ornament in your garden. How regal you look!

Marg said...

Dante, we have to agree, you are the best ornament of all. But that Red one sure is a nice one. Hope you all have a great evening.

Katie and Glogirly said...

GORGEOUS photos!!!
Oh, especially Dante sitting so proud by the tree.
Lovely.
; ) Katie & Glogirly

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh Dante, you're looking so ruffled and handsome!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

My English teacher Human is furry impressed! We 'greez that Dante is the best thing in the garden, and we think he kind of looks like a lion, King of His Jungle!

Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey said...

What a wonderful post - such beautiful pictures of you Dante! And the garden ornaments are the cats meow!! We want some for our garden too!