Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Flowers to Brighten Our Days while Dogdad's Away

Yesterday was hot and humid... but that didn't keep Dogdad from being silly as we sat on the back patio. We found that Mom's favorite mussenda seems to have shaken off the winter chill. Here is one of the two blooms she decided to grace us with.Our plumbago also decided to bloom (notice H.C. Bird parked until his next adventure).

The walking iris seem to be happy too -- even though they can't go very far in their pots.
And desert rose has been quite splendid. We learned yesterday that her formal name is adenium -- and that a local attorney has been cultivating new varieties, including one that is blue.

Ah, but Dogdad is off to Birmingham for a few days to discuss the project he won last month - and his three sad admirers sat on the stairs to watch him cram all his stuff into his computer bag before he left for the airport. (Note from Mom: Jakey was getting so nervous watching the process, that I sat with him and JH on the stairs , with lots of scritches to keep them calm. Sigh.
Even sadder than we three, however, is the breaking news that the oil in the Gulf may have been picked up by what is called the Loop Current and may now be making its way down and around the Florida Keys and up the Atlantic Coast. Add irreplaceable coral reefs to the sickening damage to fish, birds, wetlands, and other God-given natural resources -- and the livelihoods of those who have worked with these resources for generations.)

29 comments:

Gus said...

We have been worrying about you guys and your waters and bays and stuff ever since this bad oil mess started. With my very poor sense of Geography, I thought it was much closer to you, so I expecetted to find you knockkkking on the door a lot of days ago already. What do I know, anyway. I am sorry I was right, if a bit premature. Good thing HC bird has a safe place on your patio.

gussie

Martha and Bailey said...

This oil mess is dreadful - so much potential for damage. We hope it doesn't come to Florida.
Your flowers are beautiful and we hope your Dad has a good trip.
Take care
love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Eric said...

Paws crossed the oil spill doesn't get to your lovely shorelines boyz.Look forward to Dad coming home - might be treat time!

Wiry love Eric x

Ina in Alaska said...

My heart is just broken over the devastation caused by the oil spill disaster... I must say the three of you on the stairs do not look all that sad...... (smiling)...


Your flowers and garden seating look so inviting! I can imagine sitting there in the afternoon chatting away with you over a chilled glass of whateverisyourfavorite...... xoxox

William Tell said...

We know you'll miss Dogdad but he'll be back soon. Sounds like he keeps quite busy.

And very sad about that oil spill and all the damage it is doing. We hope it doesn't travel to where you live. What a mess it's turned out to be! We'll be thinking of you when we watch the news tonight.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom loves all your flowers, but especially the desert rose. We hope your time away from Dad speeds by.

We are very sad to see the news about the oil. The potential for such massive devastation is horrible.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Joe Stains said...

That oil stuff is the worst, we sure hope they can get it cleaned up and taken care of. I also hope your Dad comes home soon!!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing the posies AND the pikhs!

Each night when Mom watches MSNBC she gets more disturbed and diskhouraged by another 'brilliant' demonstration of what greed khan do

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Be good 'terrors' fur your Dogmom!

the booker man said...

hihi dudes!
i looove all your flower pictures! i hope you get to spend lots of good time sniffin' them all...that is one of my fave thingies to do. :)
i hope your daddy is coming home soon. i know you miss him.
this oil spill thingie really is just awful. i am sad about all the damage it's causing and that nobuddy seems to know how to stop it. :(
*woof*
the booker man

Lorenza said...

You have beautiful flowers in your garden!
I hope you dad comes back soon!
Sure is sad what is happening with the oil.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Maggie and Mitch said...

This oil spill has been just horrible for everyone and everything!
Your flowers are just beautiful! Maybe you guys can talk your mom into an ice cream cone while your dad is away?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

MAXMOM said...

Hello there!
That first picture got me laughing. I took a similar one of King Toffee on Sunday but didn't put it up...pity.
Your plants are exquisite...the desert rose always reminds me of my childhood on the farm.
Yes..what a catastrophe with the oil leak in the gulf. It saddens me immensely.
Hope hubby isn't away too long.
Sending lotsaluv to you all.
MAXMOM AND THE MAXPACK IN SA

Angus said...

Great pictures. Didn't realise you were so close to the scene.The thing that's really galling about this oil spill is the arrogance of the people responsible. Always seems to be someone elses fault rather than their own.

ScrapsofMe said...

Hi Guys...it seems the oil may have reached the Gulf Stream, which means it will skip us if the seas remain calm. The bad news is it's more likely to come around the keys and up the East coast. Since we are on the shores of Tampa Bay (East side), we sometimes get tar balls(oil balls) from the tankers discharge. We are close to the shipping lane. They look like round rocks till you step on em and then they are all ooey-squishy-sticky-stinky in between yer toes. If there is an hurricane in the Gulf, all bets are off as to where the yuck will go. It is what it is, it can't be undone, so the bestest thing is for everyone to focus on stopping it and cleaning up the damage as best we can. Anybody got a tanker full of Dawn dishwashing detergent they can spare?

sniffies,

Bonnie

the booker man said...

oh yeah. daddy was totally giggling when he got home. i think i'll have mama kick HIS soccer ball up into the tree and then see how he feels. hmmpf!
*woof*
the booker man

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

We are watching the oil spill. Dog Dad was telling about all the gray ash thirty years ago. The strange things you hear from your Dog Dad, all because he had a degree in rocks.

Essex & Deacon

Asta said...

Jake and Just Hawwy

I looove those gowgeous flowews..youw pawents suwe have soopew gween thumbses. I hope that they can cheew you while dogdad has to be away(congwatulations to him on winning the contwact, but i hope he huwwies back to you soonest.
He suwe is fun wif his twicks and love fow you.
I'm sad about the news of the oil wecking mowe and mowe havock and destwoying so much in it's path.
I'm cwossing my paws that it stays away fwom you
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Penny and Patches said...

We are very upset by the huge oil leak too. We are even more upset by how the idiots are dealing with it!

We hope your Dogdad will be home soon!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Just a little followup to your comment. The boys' behavior could very well be due to the absence of Dad - just keep trying to have their daily routine as much the same as usual as you can. And don't hesitate to use a firm deep voice with them.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh, we hope that spilled oil doesn't get anywhere near Florida...we wish it would all just go away...now...

Perhaps, HC Birdie should come in and snooze in the big bed...and we'd like a pic of that please??

Kisses dear boyz and that pic of you Harry taking a well deserved nappers was fabbers!!!


Love to all,

Laciekins

Martha and Bailey said...

We get to see your pretty flowers again - we just came by to say 'hurrah' you got it right!
Bailey was very scared of the bridge but now trots across quite the thing sometimes to Martha's look of incredulity!
Guess you would have to have been reading the blog for some time to get it!!!!
Happy Wednesday
love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Agatha and Archie said...

OOhhh your flowers are lovely!! We can not even talk about the oil..PL2 shuts off the tv cuz she says she can stand it anymore......and she is worried about Mike Lowell because she thinks they are not being nice to him and yesterday he said he wants out.....and that is not like him at all...... ahhh too mcuh trouble EVERYWHERE!! love and kisses A+A

Aksharaa said...

HEllo there,
those glimpses of ur patio brighten up our day. mummy still is rather fascinated!
hope ur daddy gets back home soon. we know how bad it feels when mummy or daddy is away.
tht oil spillage is horrible. we wish hoomans were a little more responsible. what right do they have to destroy what they can never create?

contemplating,

bud n gin

KB said...

I couldn't agree more with your sad last note about the oil spill. What a terrible tragedy. And, to think, BP didn't have a plan in place for this type of catastrophe. Unbelievable.

I hope that DogDad's trip is short and he is home before you know it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi there
Fingers crossed that the oil spill does not reach your precious coast. (Aberdeen is an oil town with a big BP presence so we are following the tragic events over in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond closely)
As for 'black pudding'. The name is so misleading, it's not a dessert, rather a sort of breakfast sausage whose main ingredient is pigs blood! See http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/black_pudding for more information!
Cheers, Gail.

Aksharaa said...

Hi jake and Just Harry,
that was an interesting test result you shared with us. Wine in a plastic glass...it even sounds yucks!!
Hope u r getting news of ur Dad n he is coming back soon
wags, Bud n Gin

Martha and Bailey said...

We came over to enlighten you on the black pudding but see our little nephew has visited.
Truly it is the most disgusting concoction made with blood - a kind of blood sausage typically eaten as part of a cooked breakfast!
love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Kess And Her Mama said...

I know how you feel Jake. Whenever my humans take out their suitcases, I give them my most mournful look to let them know how much I will miss them.

The oil spill really is a tragedy!

TwoSpecialWires said...

The picture of your pretty desert rose makes Moma a little sad. She noticed that our Gramma lost hers during the winter freeze. We've not talked about it yet ... we know Grams is going to be upset to have that conversation. Sigh. Maybe our happy selves will help distract her. We hope so.

Slowly catching up,
Jake and Fergs