Thursday, May 26, 2011


Dante is lying on the patio in the back yard, surrounded by white petals from the apple blossoms.

They are scattered virtually everywhere in this part of the yard.

"Poor cwabappull twee", says Dante sympathetically.  "Last week yoo wuz absolootly gloryus an' dis week yoo is jus' ordinary."

"So, I giffs yoo a hug to let yoo noes dat I luvs yoo anyways!  Wemembah, dere's always next yeer."

Even though the sweet fragrance of the apple blossoms died on the wind that carried them away, Dante detects a stronger, more heavenly scent on the other side of the yard.

The lilacs are blooming! 

This is a common lilac bush with lavender blooms.  It can grow to 10 feet or more, and it's best to keep it trimmed (yeah, right!).

Here is another variety called a French Lilac, which can grow 10 to 15 feet tall.  It's blooms are a much more vibrant purple.

This is a picture of the northeast corner of the yard.  There are forget-me-nots growing under the maple bush.  Dante is hoping they will spread around the entire garden base as ground cover.

"Well, if dey kin doos it, so kin I", declares Dante.  "I kin LIE LIKE a LILAC any day of the week, but unfortunately I just doan smell as good."

Right after Mommy took these pictures, Daddy finally mowed the back yard.  He still needs to do whipPURR snipping on the patio and elsewhere, but we're worried he just might cut the cord instead! 

I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens next time ...


Fuzzy Tales said...

We love your yard, especially that quiet corner at the back with the forget-me-nots. :-)

We can only imagine how heavenly those lilacs smell and we hope your mom cuts them to bring inside!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

What a great corner of your yard to enjoy this week Dante!

Unknown said...

Your yard sure is lovely Dante! Me wishes wes had Lilacs. Mommy says she is going to go across the street (when it stops raining) and cut some and bring them home for me.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh Dante, you are correct..there is no room for a 20 pound plus big BIG boy as you in my basket! BUT that is alright. I have a ship..remember? We'll go in that!!

Tell your mommy I LOVE the garden and that corner with the forget-me-nots is idyllic looking and I would oaint it were I there. That is if I could tear myself away from handsome gorgeous boy!

Mr Puddy said...

Your yard is so pretty...Like live with the dream
I just love it ! Lilacs smell, me and my mom never smell it now you made us so jealous !
Have a wonderful day, Dante

Unknown said...

Dante, Miss Camille Suzanne was worried that your blog post might have been about the scent of a new lady in your life. She is relieved you are only talking about blossoms!

Teri and her Stylish Adventure Cats said...

You are sweet, Dante' even if you don't smell like a Lilac! We have a Lilac bush too but it's never flowered...