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It’s with heavy heart that we share the news that all of Blogville’s BFFF (Best Feline Friend Forever) Madison D. Cat has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

She was the life of many a Blogville party and taught us all how to dance (that girl could twerk like no other). She fought a courageous battle with kidney disease with the help of her pawrents this past year and lived to 16 ½ years old.

You can visit her blog here to leave some kind words to her pawrents.

We will miss you dear Madi and hold you in our hearts forever. Our paws are crossed for you pawrents as they cope with this sad time.

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March 1998 – September 2012

It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that Nina made her journey over the rainbow bridge this morning.

Greta, Steffi, Yenna and Nina (left to right)

From a young pup living with three German Shepherd dogs, to a frisbee loving only dog, Nina was with us for over 14 years.  When our last shepherd died Nina became an only dog and loved being lavished with our attention for the past 10 years.

Nina enjoyed spending time in her yard especially in the past few years since Charlie stopped working. The two of them would spend hours working in the yard together. She will always be remembered for the softest fur I have ever felt on any dog, her quiet, gentle demeanor and for never having chewed on anything other than toys in the house.

Please visit some of my favorite posts about Nina to learn more about her.

I want to thank everyone for all your support over the past few months as Nina suffered the final stages of kidney disease. The past few days she stopped eating so we knew it was time to help her make her final journey and reunite with her sisters. I will miss our snuggles most as she was the best spooner in the dog world.

Run free my sweet girl.  You were loved more than you could ever know. You will be missed.

 

 

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Sweet Angel Ginger

Nina and I would like to dedicate this Flowers on Friday post to a new  Angel, Ginger from the Dachsies With Moxie, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge suddenly yesterday. Please take a moment to visit their blog to leave some comforting words.

This latest batch of blooms is a beautiful bouquet in memory of Angel Ginger. There are lots of pictures so I hope you can sit back and enjoy. As always you can click on the pictures to make them bigger if you want to see them better.

After the previous Flowers on Friday post our weather turned cold for a while so many of the flowers in bud held off blooming for a while. Recent warm temperatures have created a burst of flowers so without further ado here they are.

Bleeding Heart - Dicentra spectabilis

The Bleeding Heart is the first perennial to bloom in our garden and it often signals the return of the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.  Our feeder is out and waiting for the first arrival.

Double Center Yellow daffodil

Green Center White Daffodil

Petite Yellow daffodils

White Daffodil with Yellow center

The daffodils continue to open. We still have a few bunches of daffodils that have not opened yet, but should soon.

Our flowering trees and shrubs are full of blooms too. These cherry trees are at the end of our driveway.

Cherry trees along driveway

In a short while they will be filled with cherries and lots of birds will be snacking on them.  They are a favorite of the American Robin and the Baltimore Oriole among others. The honey bees particularly enjoy them this time of year as well.

Honey bee on Cherry tree

Another flowering tree that we have are a couple of Serviceberry trees (Amelanchier canadensis). Here is one of them.

Amelanchier canadensis - Serviceberry tree

These delicate flowers will transform into a feast of berries that the birds go crazy for.

Amelanchier canadensis - Serviceberry tree blossoms

We also have Serviceberry in a shrub form (Amelanchier stolonifera) that performs just as well.

Amelanchier stolonifera - Serviceberry shrub blossoms

The last of our currently flowering shrubs in the garden is the Judd Viburnum (Viburnum x juddii).

Viburnum x juddii shrubs

Not only are these beautiful, but the flowers have the most delicate sweet scent similar to lilac.  I am trying something new to see if you can smell them.

Viburnum x juddii flowers Scratch-N-Sniff

Just put your nose right up to the monitor, give a little scratch, and inhale deeply. Isn’t that just heavenly?

Here is a small peek at a part of the garden where you can see the serviceberry shrubs on the left and the Judd Viburnum in the back.

Xanthocyparis nootkatensis - Pendula

This shot also includes one of our favorite features in our garden the Xanthocyparis nootkatensis – ‘Pendula’. That’s the tall, feathery evergreen to the right in the picture. We also have some beautiful yellow barberry (Berberis thunbergii) in the center front.

One of our favorite of the many Japanese Maple trees that are planted in our yard the  Acer Palmatum-‘Chishio Improved’ has its new flush of foliage.

Japanese Maple (Acer Palmatum-'Chishio Improved') in border

This beauty has flame red foliage when it first comes out and fades to a nice green with red highlights throughout the summer.  It has fantastic fall color as well. Charlie has planted this with a variety of conifers around it.  The birds enjoy hanging out in this tree waiting for turns at the bath and niger feeder.

And finally here is a shot of the mushrooms that have sprouted up under out white pine tree.

Mushrooms Under White Pine

I hope you enjoyed this tour around our garden and stay tuned for the next installment.

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