The daisies are blooming and so are so many other plants.
This is my favorite time of year. When everything is green, varying shades of green, and the rain is hurrying the plants along with its own form of elixir.
I have fed the plants organic fertilizer. The one that it’s hard to keep Charlie away from. Thank goodness it doesn’t make him sick. But I do watch him closely when he’s outside.
Ivy watches us from her perch on the top of the cat tower.
Yesterday there was lots of commotion over by the storm door. Ivy was looking out and acting a bit frantic, like cats do when they spot a bird. Her tail was swishing rapidly and beating against the floor.
I got up to see what it was because I didn’t see anything from my chair. And this is what had her so excited.
A leaf that blew up onto the porch. This happens quite a lot actually. If a leaf blows around, Ivy seems to think it’s something she should get all gung-ho about. Not a bird or a bug or another cat.
Oh well a cat is a cat and that is that.
The tiny yarrow buds are turning yellow. They start out white and then turn pale yellow and eventually they become bright yellow.
If you want the formal term, it is Achillea millefolium.
Doesn’t this black butterfly or moth or whatever it is look tiny? Of course the yellow marigold flowers are fairly big.
Still the comparison is marked.
The vines I planted from seed are growing rapidly. And so are the herbs.
Here are the vines I planted from seed.
There is moon vine, I think maybe a cypress vine if I recall correctly, and various colors of morning glory plant in this pot.
Then in this pot just a few feet away from the other one is the yellow Carolina Jessamine.
I don’t know if it’s going to bloom this year or not. I don’t see any blooms.
Well, I’ve got to run. I need to get Charlie to his acupuncture appointment.
Kasi is having her surgery this morning, but I don’t know how long it takes or when she gets home. Her husband is with her.
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