Hi All, I forgot I had prepared this post a few weeks ago and it snuck through my net. I would not have posted it until next week but.... what is what is... Shmobie (post prior) is still the anorexic kitty but is not any worse. I have started feeding him every few hours since he still wont eat on his own. :( But I did more research and it says 90 percent of these cats can recover with the forced feedings. Thanks for all you nice words of encouragement yesterday. I sincerely appreciate them.
Meanwhile, with my sneaky post which I forgot about until logging on this morning here's the scoop...
I am playing along with SueLovesCherries at My Secret Garden today. She asks you to share something you like in red on Wednesday. You can visit her blog to see more folks who played along with her Rednesday theme.
To start things off, here are some California fuchia (Zauschneria californica). It's one of the ONLY native plants in our region that is blooming this late in the season. I have some growing on my landscape berm and it spreads like crazy and is a great native plant that needs little water and has great flowers too. I especially like the burning red they project to the world, matching the blazing heat we get late in the season.
Next in the line up are my two "red" horses. Chestnut colored horses are called red by some old timers and I kind of like the sound of this expression too. Showing their orange-red tinges, Sharpie and Max were begging for food of one kind or another in the afternoon sunlight.
And here is the last hurrah from my blooming roses. This is a simple rose with only a few petals per flower. It's more of a "wilde" or old fashioned type of rose. Roses in nature have few petals and more closely resemble this kind of varietal. In my plant systematics classes in college, one of my professors said, "Ornamental roses are the only "rose" that don't really look like the rest of the rose family." Her thoughts really stuck with me about this family.
Closing out this pictorial essay, we have rose hips. The fruit of roses with red skins hang pendant-like from the main bush. They are kind of heavy so the stems dangle under the weight of the seed and fruit flesh. Time to prune I guess...
That does it! You can check out other Rednesday posts at My Secret Garden!