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Friday, July 12, 2013

Random 5 Friday - 07/12/2013


1.  Only one of my gladioluses (gladioli?) bloomed this year. It may have been because we dug them up and transplanted them too late. This one was missed when we were digging the others up.

2.  We have finally started getting some of our summer monsoon rains and it has sure helped with the record-breaking heat.

3.  All the rain has brought humidity though. I just don't know how ya'll back east deal with it! I'll take our typical Arizona 'dry heat' any time!

4.  We lost Barn Kitty this past week. We found him half under the rosemary bushes that run along the front porch. We suspect he ate a Sonoran Desert toad as there weren't any obvious signs of trauma. The toads are out in force with the rain and we hear their songs all night long. Barn Kitty was such a feral cat that we didn't realize just how big he was until we pulled him out of there.

5.  I have been really, really busy with my baking for the Farmer's Market these past few weeks and haven't had much time for blogging. I sure appreciate the emails and comments checking in on me, thanks! :)
I need to make more of an effort to keep up with my blogging as it is my only social outlet Monday through Friday and I have missed you all!

Linking up with Nancy for Random 5 Friday.

21 comments:

Alica said...

What a pretty Glad! I planted some this year for the first in a long time...no blooms yet, though. As for the humidity...it's horrid this year. I think I'd like to try some of your dry air for a change!

Kristina said...

So sorry to hear about barn kitty.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Such a pretty flower -- I tried growing gladiolas but didn't like digging them up every year.

So sorry about your kitty -- that must have been difficult to find him that way.

Lynn said...

That is sad about Barn Kitty, we've a 6 year old undomesticated boy who if I don't see him 5-6 times a day I worry, I'm sorry about your guy. My favourite flower is the Gladiola, such a beautiful photo.

Rural Revival said...

Humidity is so much fun! Ha! I don't mind the heat but I always find the humidity oppressive. It zaps my energy!


So sorry to hear about Barn Kitty.

~Andrea

fletchingtonfarms said...

Sorry about your Kitty. It's sad to lose even the wild ones.

Love the glad! I don't grow them because I don't want to have to dig them up and replant them every year. My MIL loved dahlias and I just think they are too much work. But they sure are pretty.

Robyn G said...

Baautiful gladioli! At least you have one to enjoy. Hope things have been going good at the Farmer's Market. Try to stay cool, my Friend.

Tanya Breese said...

oh that is sad about your kitty, i'm sorry :(

i actually like humidity...i know, i'm in the minority!

Patty Woodland said...

So sorry about your kitty.

Susan said...

It's a tough life, being a barn kitty. I hope he didn't suffer. And I am so glad to see your post! I figured you were busy, busy, busy -- but we do worry about you when we don't get to see your wonderful photographs every once in a while!

TexWisGirl said...

sorry about your cat!!! even if he was mostly wild, still...

Anne Payne said...

I had a few surprises op up in the flower arena this spring and summer too. Always a delight to see your photos. So sorry about your kitty :(

Little Homestead In Boise said...

I need to plant some glads! My grandma had gorgeous ones each year. Sorry about the cat, that's sounds pretty icky if it ate a toad, ick!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Your gladiolus is beautiful! I love the bright color. So sorry about Barn Kitty :(

Maggid said...

I hope Barn Kitty left plenty of Great memories - I hope the stories are filled with Happy Adventure and you can share them with the next Great Cat that comes to fill the position. (So Sorry for your loss.)

BEAUTIFUL Flower!!!
Beautiful YOU - I sure enjoy the way you share.

Happy Friday!
-g-

Ida said...

Oh I was so sad to read that you lost Barn Kitty, he was such a cute cat, reminds me a lot of our Captain Cuddles. - We feed a feral cat (Blondie) and I always worry when I don't see him for a few days.
Your Gladiola is gorgeous. I use to grow them but then we dug them all up one year and now they've been replaced with Iris plants. I like them too.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i think Gladiolas are just like tomatoes & potatoes - every one says it differently. & that is just too fun!! gorgeous color. ( :

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Poor kitty! I think snake bites got some of ours in the past. Now there is something affecting the males. Our neighbor's vet thinks it is a parasite but tiny enough so that it is not easily identifiable without very expensive testing. He recommended a wormer. One cat loved it and the other promptly threw up! Hope all the other pets are doing ok.

Mary said...

What a gorgeous gladiola! Bright, happy yellow. :)

I'm sorry about Barn Kitty. Feral cats have such hard, short lives..

Glad you're getting rain!

Michaele said...

I had been wondering if you were busy in the kitchen again this year. Hope the market is going well despite the heat.

edenhills said...

It has been a huge struggle for me to keep up with visiting blogs this summer. Hard enough to do my own posts. Glad you're doing well and keeping busy! Sorry to hear about your barn kitty. It's always nice to have a good cat around the barn.