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Old March 30th, 2002, 09:09 PM
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Twenty-some years ago I planted three little marsh marigold plants on our creekbed. Now, they have spread themselves all over and have naturalized almost a mile in either direction on the Shellpot Creek. The blaze of yellow that shows up every spring is a heart-lifter.

One view is looking out the back door, one is closer, and the third is the pretty little flower faces.



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Old March 30th, 2002, 09:16 PM
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Very nice, Pam.....spring has definitely sprung, and isn't it beautiful!?!
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Old March 30th, 2002, 09:20 PM
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Lovely - still waiting for Spring to restart appearing - it started in February and then went into dormancy in March (got the months mixed up here, Mother Nature!)

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Old March 30th, 2002, 09:24 PM
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Default Re: Spring in the Rainforest ...

Well, not exactly. The black furred thing in photo one is Bertha with flowers behind her.

The flowers are the second photo, and the view from the belvedere is the third one.

Next time, I will smart enough to separate them.

Next week, spring violets will invade the marsh marigolds and what a sight that is !!!

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Old March 30th, 2002, 09:25 PM
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How beautiful!

And I love the cat .............It looks like one of my old cats - Miss Jinx Bell.

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Old March 30th, 2002, 09:35 PM
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Lookin' gooooood!

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Old March 30th, 2002, 09:53 PM
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Very Pretty! Love the fuzzball !!

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Old March 30th, 2002, 10:05 PM
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There is a story behind Bertha, the fuzzball.

She was the ugliest kitten g*D ever put on the face of this earth. She had a bad fur day from Day One. NOBODY would adopt her, so we got stuck.

When she was about six months old, she came into her own as a truly beautiful kitty.

She is the gentlest of the cat gang. Always waits her turn for food, and never gets into anyone's face.

All of our cats have "assignements" that they have chosen for themselves. "Bed Cat", "Laundry Cat", and so on. Bertha is my "Foot Cat". When I sit down at the computer she arranges herself, very carefully, upon my feet. I guess she has no sense of smell.
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I think she is BEAUTIFUL !

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Nice pics Pam, great cat. She looks like Scooter, that's our cat. Maybe one of these days she'll sit still long enough for us to get a picture.

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Old March 31st, 2002, 07:19 AM
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Beautiful pictures Pam! We have the same scene too except insert "swamp" for creekbed...lol. The marsh marigolds here are still buried under snow and ice but should show themselves in a month or less. You might try a few irises in that same area - we have some wild ones that are mixed in with the marigolds. Even a swamp has a few surprises. We had a cat that loved to escape and hide out in the flowers but she also loved to lower the local bird population so, unfortunately, we had to shorten her lifeline. She kept bringing the evidence of her crimes to the front door - big mistake...lol. Wish we had those violets. That must be just a blaze of color then
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Hey Pam,
Why don't you post another picture next week of the violets mixed into the marigolds? Would love to see it!
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Very green already in DelaWhere! Thanks for the photos.
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Wow... that is a breathtaking view... my kitty looks like Sylvester the cat. Name: Zipper because he zips here and zips there!

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Wow, at least Spring is springing somewhere! Pretty flowers and we'll see more soon right?? NE Illinois does not have too much yet, went for a walk in the forest preserve yesterday and not much there either. The robins were real busy so that is a good sign!
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Lovely!! Looks just like our backyard except for the trees, the stream, the flowers and the cat. Oh well.
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We had a laundry cat and a bird cat (cat that kept all the birds out of the house). I guess all of our cats had a purpose also.

Bertha is just beautiful!
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Another beautiful shot of the rain forest. Look foward to seeing violet pics too!

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Lovely views!! I am looking forward to seeing the violets, but I'll have to wait a week, my cruise is next week.....YEAH!!

I love cats, ALL CATS!! And I guess you do, too! Bertha is beautiful!
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