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.

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.

A leaf.

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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  1. Your garden is beautiful as ever.Just love all the different colors.Ivy and Charlie are sweethearts and great company.Hope your daughter is doing fine.have a great day Brenda.

  2. I hope your daughter’s surgery went well. Poor thing…that’s gotta be pretty darn painful.

    Your patio plants are looking so nice. We finally have warmer weather here now in IL so I’m finally safe to plant my coleus and tomatoes this weekend.

    1. It may just have been a leaf to you, but it’s no telling what Ivy was imagining it to be. I always get a chuckle out of watching our neighbor’s cat in its front yard running, stalking leaping in the air and doing all kinds of hijinx and there is nothing there at all, except what the cat is imagining.

  3. It is so comforting to know Ivy is keeping home safe for you and Charlie. Most leaves behave themselves but you never know when one will go bad. LOL our cats are the same way, love looking out the door or window to keep everything safe. They keep us entertained. Hope your daughter does well with surgery heals quickly. Please keep us updated.

  4. Blessings to your daughter on her surgery.
    L.O.L. on Ivy and the leaf,there’s something outside here that gets Buddy going,he runs from window to window and sometimes taps on the glass,I’ve checked,seen nothing.

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