Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hams of the Werld Yoga Class and Luau

Angel: While we are learning Yoga with Mrs Skittles, Mom has been playing in the yard.
Kirby: I hope I get to go outside when we get home.

Angel: Mom has these red flowers in the front of the house. They are called dwarf Amaryllis.



As the name suggests, these beauties are smaller than the large flowering Amaryllis, but by no means less impressive. They are an ideal complement to their larger cousins, or stunning on their own. Although each flower is smaller than a large Amaryllis, the Dwarfs produce up to 12 flowers per bulb!

Kirby: They are very pretty. and old!



Angel: What Kirby is trying to say is that Mom has had these plants for 40 years. She has dug them up and moved them every time they have moved. Her Mother set them out when our Mom was a kid. Her Mom still has a few but not as many as we do.


Kirby: They bloom in September and some times in late August. The first fall rains bring them up. After the pretty red flowers are gone, the leaves come up. Mom keeps talking about separating them so they will make even more.


Angel: While Mom and Dad were outside they saw this big butterfly. He sat still a long time and they took lots of pictures. I will be glad to get home. The tour has been loads of fun and so has being with so many friends, but I miss Mom.


Kirby: I have enjoyed the tour, too and all the mancat's to talk to. It was nice to see the lady cats, too! There are some really pretty ladies out there.
Angel: We have learned a lot about how other furblings get along. We see that we are fairly normal!

16 comments:

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

What a lovely butterfly! Mom had amaryllis here when she bought the house, but she had our Grampy dig them all up. They were only pretty one or two days a year and the rest of the year they were a little bit askeery.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Ham. Ham Ham...

Noir in Texas said...

Hey--we might have something like that in our back yard. I need to make Tommy go see. I think they're pretty...and I hope you get to go out too!

Noir

The Island Cats said...

That butterfly is beautiful!! It was like he was posing for the camera!! And those flowers are amazing...hard to believe they are so old!!!

We're glad the tour is ending too...it was a lot of fun, but we are really tired of Sammy's driving!

Griffon said...

That is a Giant Swallowtail butterfly.

quiltcat said...

The flowers are beautiful, and how cool that they are so old! we have "naked ladies" or "surprise lilies" that look similar with a pretty flower on the end of a bare stem and they also used to be called a kind of amaryllis (but now are Lycoris squamigera).

The Kitty Krew said...

Pretty flowers!

The tour has been a lot of fun, hasn't it? It's great to see friends in person that we usually only see on the 'net.

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

The Creek Cats said...

Oh wow, the flowers are so beautiful and it makes them even more special because of their history!

What a pretty flutterby too!

We are gonna have major ham hangovers!

Rufus said...

Those flowers are purrfect!

A Few Good Cats said...

Flowers and butterflies are both well worthy of being photographed and posted. Still, we prefer cats, although we could be biased...

Reese =^..^= said...

What a gorgeous place!!

Parker said...

You really do have beautiful flowers!

Ariel said...

Those flowers are very pretty and what a gorgeous butterfly.The tour is alot of fun yet I admit I miss my mom too....Hugs

Tiger Lily said...

Did your beautiful flowers attract that beautiful butterfly?

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

What a lovefurly butterfly. Mom had gotten amarylis' once, but they are extremely poisonous to kitties, so she had to take it to work, which it never bloomed. She was sad, but oh well, she has our pictures there! And, our dad's and sisfur bean's too!

Cat with a Garden said...

Oh, the flowers are stunning! We wonder if we could get them here in Germany too, they would be wonderful for our garden too.
Purrs!