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The Cat Writes a Poem-A Cat Tale for Spring

From the Journals of Most Beloved- Spring Journals A mid-spring’s day, a perfect day, a day neither hot nor cold; exactly as I like it Watching birds.  Robin. 2 mourning doves. A small song sparrow. Courtship of the mourning doves. Choosing a nesting spot. The intentional delivery of a well-chosen site, one safe and out […]

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Happy Spring and Artful Blooms! A Poem by the Cat

Celebration in Spring Blooms -by Most Beloved The serviceberries opened their white blossoms this week. A gentle breeze scatters their petals and airborne, they sift and drift down, joy in their flight, celebration in their journey.

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A Mother’s Day to Remember-Cali Cat Has Kittens

A glorious May Mother’s Day, replete with brilliant blue skies and wisps of sun-drenched clouds, became gardens requiring enormous clean-up once the storm had passed. We had walked in the mid-afternoon, savoring the sun and remarking on the cerulean blue sky. But we had no longer returned home before the skies grew dark and the […]

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Falling Leaves Gardening with Cats

“Okay,Who Gave the Cat a Pen?”

Ah ha! Captured! That stray pen–twirling, whirling, edging ever closer its way towards me. And Paper? Well, that’s a given. I’m already sitting on top of a stack of papers. ’Tis my place (always) to sit atop her papers, especially when she’s writing, especially the papers she’s trying to use.  And besides, what use does she […]

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When Peaches Meow: Musings with “Most Beloved”

I look up and above to the picture Mom gifted me of my 11-year-old self, hand across the back of our Labrador Retriever’s shoulder, and Dusty (our rescued groundhog) pulling at his jaw. I was sitting, plaintive smile, faraway look in my eyes even then, blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail, choppy bangs, knees […]

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Summer Heat

Three Ways To Know When Summer Ends and Fall Begins (According to the Cat)

#1. The cat is subsumed by melancholy “Oh yet to relish, to sleep, to bathe in the heat of the midday sun–” –sighs the cat Oh yet to languish, to sip, to savor a cup of catmint tea–” –bemoans the cat Act 1, Scene 1: Bay Window in the Breakfast Room. Most Beloved upon seeing […]

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Winter Dreams

Hungry Hawks and Plump Kittens

The kittens, at 7 months now, flush beautifully with their full winter coats. Poofy and gorgeously striped, they frequent the food bowl together, an inherent pecking order amongst them, one often under the forsythia while the other one eats.

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Summer Heat

Ode to Joy of Being a Cat

Scherzo. Forte. Crescendo without denouement. Succession of notes, days metered in the click-click of 4/4, key of A (for August heat), unstable and trilling, repetition the same and in measured heat, 90 degrees plus and even when not, humidity to sear the presto. 

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Journals by Most Beloved Winter Dreams

Cat Naps and Winter Dreams: Is it Spring Yet?

Winter Daydreams Eagerly await mail for seed and flower garden catalogs to arrive Bring in mail and start an ongoing (and ever-towering) stack of winter dreams Pile up all garden books, magazines, journals, and catalogs Gather a soft, snuggly blanket (preferably one that looks good against all my white fur) Get excited and open several […]

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A Cat Sleeps in Our Garden

Days fall short now, time cutting across day’s light, night coming too fast—before supper, before work can be done, before we are ready. Gardens have been put to sleep—by us, or by nature—and while inside we work by light, outside, this early darkness awakens late fall’s chill.  Against this vague, ambiguous drift of days between […]

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Spring Beauty

David Austin Roses – Bare root roses, Container roses, English Roses

Breeders of the English Roses. Specialist growers of old, shrub, species, climbing and modern roses. — Read on http://www.davidaustinroses.com/

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Spring Beauty

David Austin Roses | Garden Design

Discover gorgeous and profusely petaled flowers bred by British rose breeder David Austin. — Read on http://www.gardendesign.com/roses/david-austin.html

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Spring Beauty

How to Prune Roses – Pruning in 8 Simple Steps | Garden Design

Discover how to easily trim your rose bushes. Find out when to cut back your roses and get 8 simple steps to follow. Includes tips on pruning hybrid teas, knockouts, and climbing roses. — Read on http://www.gardendesign.com/roses/pruning.html

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From the Journals of Most Beloved-Dreaming of Roses

Somewhere between here and there– Autumn in the Midwest November now-Late fall, crunchy leaves, shades of muted yellows and browns, trees standing stark against this November gray. In the midst of a dreary rain on a late fall afternoon, one must dream forward to an invincible spring, one where everywhere the gardens awaken. Only a […]

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