Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Love among the Vines

While we dogs and our humans have been fretting about the weather, interesting things have been happening outside on our patio. In particular, as I was pursuing my new meteorological work, looking through the patio doors, I realized that our yellow mandevilla vine had been making moves on our frangipani.

Look for yourselves:

Here's mandevilla, which, having covered our arbor with profuse foliage, is striking out in new directions.

And here's frangipani, aka plumeria, which, while bending in the breeze, suddenly discovered she was being enticed by an insistent extension of the vine as the Ty plant just looked on , shaking his head, and the stealth hibiscus hedge screamed -- stay away from us!!

And what will be the result? Not to be too brutal, but we're afraid Mom and Dogdad will tell mandevilla to mind his own business and stick with his job, i.e., covering the arbor. And plumeria, once the breezes have ceased, will be less approachable.

But it's been fun to watch this mini-romance while it lasted. (And yes, what you see there is a moment of sunshine, after all the rain!!)

Speaking of romance, Asta Marie, do you know the Pirates are playing the Cardinals in St. Louis? Can our budding relationship survive this battle royale?

Your pal, Jake


Asta said...

Jake andJust Harry
I love womance in all it's fowms..huwwah fow that bwave vine fow appwoaching the bootiful fwangipani..I'm glad the sun came out fow you..good luck wif Asta Marie
smoochie kisses

Linda said...

Hey Jake & JH,
We used to have a mandeville vine. But we had to keep it indoors here in Iowa. We certainly know how fast they can grow & reach out, tee hee. You guys have such neat plants. Wish we could grow those outdoors here. Don't let those vines try to twist & wind around you!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Deetz said...

Woe, that is so cool? A budding romance on your porch. Love is everywhere, all you gotta do is open your eyes and look see.
Thanks for your comments on my bloggie, it doesn't matter anymore what was said or why, I am just so very glad to be a part of this community. Thank you

Unknown said...

We are thinking that is more a mini-invasion than romance ... a stealthy encroachment of territory. We want some vines on our balcony. Maybe we should put some mandeville in a pot?

Asta Marie said...


While I am from the Burgh in every way, the Pirates have been and will likely continue to be a bargain basement team since everytime they get good players they trade them away....Did you know Barry Bonds (not that I agree with his use of steroids)was originally with the Pirates? If they ever are in contention for a pennant it will be a have to wonder why the fans continue to pay large amounts of $$$$ to see them lose.....but I do not hope the Cardinals you wondered if I would ever get there, huh?

By the way, we have 2 rats staying here and they are driving all of us crazy....all I need is one small break and I can have them in my mouth and onto a page in the history books....

Asta Marie, WFT

Molly the Airedale said...

We love seeing all of your Florida flowers! We can't grow so many of your beauties here!
Mom usually makes spoons and dishes in the winter time when we're all out in the workshop! It's kind of a seasonal thing and a one-at-a-time thing! We hope we get lots of carving time this year!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Oooh a garden romance, how exciting. Don't you just love the wonder the mandeville vine is interested. Who can blame him.


Gus said...

oh my...was that a yes or a no from ms. AstaMarie? And will the plumeria ever find true love?

tune in nest time

Moco said...

Stay safe from the weather and keep away from love triangles.

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Awww...the romance between the vines look so cool! To quote a song, "Love is in the air...." *wink*

Hope the weather stays good for you!


Kyanite said...

Love comes in all forms even in inclement weather it seems.

Love, pats & pets

Simba and Jazzi said...

Just dropping by to say hello and catch up on all the news.

Simba x

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Romance among the vines? Are you sure they're not plotting some kind of takeover? J x


Hope your weather improves soon. Weather has been pretty good here today. Better watch out for those love vines, they sound dangerous.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

Pippa said...

Mistress loves frangipani.

Silly old flowers, but you were right, she was entranced with your post. Or entwined. Or ensomethinged.

Life with Ozzy said...

hey guys,
my wisteria and honeysuckle plants are doing the same things as your mandevilla. Mom's a bit scared of the wisteria now since it's growing so much so fast.
Well hope you're doing well with Fay which it seems you are.

Eric said...

Ooh, how exciting another romance! Did they entwime?Even if for a short time? I do hope yours isn't going to be curtailed by Mom and DogDad. Did Asta say yes then? I wasn't too sure. Girls er,,. haven't got the hang of them yet...

Wags, Eric

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

SO, if the two mate, will the offshoots be called Mandefrangi, or mandipani or frangivilla??

with wagging tail,

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

Boyz...are you dry??? Please stay safe down's raining so hard from that nasty her i cane...we want you to use your 'brellas when you go out and dry off carefully when ya come in, Kay???

Love and Kissies,

River said...

I hope the vine doesn't squeeze too tight in showing it's love! Very pretty pictures--the rain is making it a jungle down there.

love & wags,

William Tell said...

Those plants do look a bit alarmed, but I think he just wants to hold hands before the storm. :)

Happy Tails,
William Tell