Thursday, July 14, 2011


The weather is suppose to be getting

So I figured I best go and check out all my flowers.

These are my butterfly bushes. 
They certainly are getting big.

The fairies are busy in the herb garden.

And the Gnomes are always friendly
and welcome everyone!

Just last week my plant looked like this....

And now....

AND some of my favorite
purple flowers!

And one of Beth's favorites!

I think they are coming along pretty good.

Had some more visitors in Zone 3
last night.

Shortly after we took this picture
a mommy skunk and her baby came over too.
(Mike's favorite!)
It was too dark to get a picture by then.

They were ALL out there together --
plus a feral cat....

Everyone gets along in Zone 3 --
it's just THAT type of place....

Oh yeah -- one more surprise....

Beth puts little carriers around Zone 3
just in case someone needs a place to sleep --
She has this thing about taking care of
(that's one thing I really like about her....)

Any way -- she had put a carrier on the deck
just in case someone needed a quiet place
for the night.  And when she got up the other
morning much to her surprise this is what she saw....

One of the feral cats that had been around
had her babies about a week ago. 
We didn't know what happened to her
but guess she needed some peace and quiet.

There are two orange ones in there. 
We don't know how long they will stay
but Beth said they can stay as long as they want. 
Ozabella and I lay by the
window and watch them. 
They sure are cute!

Later -- Remington --
it feels so good to help others
-- out!


Sandra said...

this post brought tears of joy to my eyes, the kitties in the crate and the fox and raccoon sitting together just made me so happy. Rem you are blessed to live with an animal lover. if only people could get along like zone 3 residents, what a world we would have. i love all the purple flowers and Beth's favorites we have in our back yard and since we have had rain we have 3 spots of brilliant purple. ours are in the ground not the pots. I love the shot with all the pots of purple.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

What a wonderful thing to put out a little motel for weary passersby. That picture is beautiful. I do love all the pictures of the flowers too. Have a great day.

pawhugs, Max

Madi and Mom said...

Good Morning Rem!!
We missed checking in with you all while we were away.
It looks like your garden is doing very well. The colors are just beautiful.
It has been very hot here too. We were over 100 with the heat index.
Hugs to you all
Madi and Mom

Maggie Mae said...


Your yard is a special place where animals feel safe, it is so nice dat you shares it wif everybody.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Chester said...

All your zones are magically beautiful, Remington but I have a soft spot for Zone 3. It's the way life ought to be.

Woofs and magical slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Gus said...

What a wonderful place you live in! We loved the photos, and hope Mama and Baby Cats are doing well. Tell Ozabella not to get any ideas!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

all those flowers are so beautiful, especially the lilies. Mom tries to grow those here but the rabbits eat them before they can even bloom.

How wonderful that your Mom is so kind to all the animals. What a great find that must have been for the mama kitty.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Minna Krebs said...

I think Remington's place is a very much wonderful place to live!

Just Ramblin' said...

Zone 3 needs to grow like your butterfly bushes do and reach the far corners of everywhere! : )
Not only do you have a gorgeous garden but it is filled with more than just beauty of the flowers within, but with the spirit it is sewn. So very very cool.

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

wow ---Remington you are running a wildlife sanctuary!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

ps--you look really great in that first pic--makes us smile!

Berts Blog said...

Gosh it is kinda like the Garden of Eden where all things live in peace. It is so nice that you and your family are hosts to such a wonderous place.

This post makes My Vickie wet her eyes.


Marilyn said...

Lilies and more! Wonderful flowers for summer. I discovered that my first time mommy kitty has 6 babies. It is amazing that the litter survived our awful spring. My advice-stay away from the skunks, they smell BAD! ♥♫

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I have not seen a feral cat this year!! I think it is b/c they are building houses out back. I can't see them but I can hear them.
I still have my fox and coons. Not near as many as usual but 4 coons I feed every night. and the fox.
Your flowers are beautiful!! It has been so HOT HOT here that the garden is not what it has been in other years. We have had it over 100 degrees almost everyday since May. Very little rain!! The only thing that loves this heat are the strawberries. They have been so good this year!!

Frankie Furter said...

Remington... you have the most beautiful and LOVING real estate in all of Blogville. I love that about Beth too!!!

Benny and Lily said...

Your garden is beautiful. Maybe you and Ms. O could babysit the new kittys
Benny & Lily

The Army of Four said...

Oh, WOW! I thought it was cool enough seeing your gorgeous flowers, but then WOW!!! (Did I say that already?) Look at those visitors!!! That is just SO COOL!!!
We love posts like this. And we love you and your Beth!!! TONS!!!
Play bows,

rottrover said...

We agree with Frankie, Rem. You can just feel the peacefulness!!

Thanks for sharing it with us.

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Ginny said...

Rem, Beth is so very cool, she is an earth mother to every living creature, and a lot of times her blog readers reap the benefits! What is Ozabella's opinion of the kitties? I LOVE your yard pictures, your gardens are just charming!!! What is the beautiful orange flower? And the fourth picture with the little white table, I LOVE that. What IS the beautiful hanging yellow globe? I enlarged it several times. At first I thought it was a hanging gazing ball, but it looks like a hummingbird feeder! I am in love with it, it reminds me of the bird life savers I posted a couple weeks ago.

Jazzi said...

Oh remington, your flowers are soo pretty. You did a great job on your yard and your zone 3 friends look very happy and friendly.

Jazzi and Addy

Ludo van Doggy said...

Remington, I think your garden must be a paradise!!

The Mama Monster said...

Wow, your home sure does bring peace to everyone! It's amazing to see that everyone gets along!!! Maybe Mike and Beth should run for Presidency!!!! =)

I love the fox!!!! Super cute! and those baby kitties! Awwwwww!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful garden Rem! Your Mom sure is a wonderful caring animal caring person!

woos, Tessa

GRAÇA said...

What beautiful flowers and kittens will they stick around and you'll have more company, I hope so
Ronrons of girlfriend

Sagira said...

Good to see your flowers are blooming. How is my flower doing?

What a cute baby kitty!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Remington, your yard is so beautiful! Zone 3 is just a wonderful place for everyone to visit! How very nice of Beth to do that for all!!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Chatty Crone said...

I love your garden and I think you think like I do - for better or worse. teehee

I don't have your email - but yes I did get it on amazon. It was $20 - there are more expensive ones out there too!

sandie skcz at comcast dot net

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your yard is so beautiful, Remington, and you are so nice to help out all of the animals in need!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Gloria said...

WOW! What a super duper post! Me and Mom just love it! Mom says she missed you while she was away and wants to send kisses and hugs to you! Puppy Kisses, Miss Mindy

Lorenza said...

All the flowers in your garden are beautiful!
Zone 3!
Sure is a great place for everyone who wants to come and to have a relaxing time!
Beth is very nice putting the carriers there!
I know mama cat sure appreciated it!
Kisses and hugs

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What a beautiful and magical environment your family has created! It is no wonder every one feels safe and welcome!

Happy Bastille Day! A la vie, la liberté, la fraternité !

SquirrelQueen said...

Your yard and all of the flowers are so pretty, we really like those lilies. Remington, your Zone 3 is such a wonderful place. All the little creatures know they are safe there. Mama kitty knew she could bring her babies into the world in peace and quiet.

All of our neighborhood ferals have been captured and fixed so no kittens here this year. But we did see baby possums the other night.

Anonymous said...

What a magical place you live in my furiend :)
High Paws to your Mom! :D

Waggin at ya,

Ms. ~K said...

Remington Dr. is beautiful again....the world needs more people like Sweet Beth!
Happy Weekend to you all,