Sunday, June 7, 2020

Summery Blooms & Sunday Selfies From Benji's Birthday

We have some selfies to show you from Benji's special day on 6.6.2020.
Firstly the shrubs and flowers decided to blossom forth with delight that it was hot, and that the rains had given them energy to make pretty blooms for us all to enjoy. So they too made selfies, in honor of Benji's Birthday and 'just because'!

By the way, Mr Possum did not show up in the yard to crash our festivities, but a rather large garden snake did...petcretary shooed it away before the hooligan team discovered it...she herself has no fear of snakes around here, and she likes the fact that they do help keep varmints to a minimum, esp those that try to come in the house, or those that Benji sniffs under the grass and then digs big caverns to try to get them. Neither one of them allowed a selfie...
Benji did it the place where *she* had just transplanted some oak seedlings. (She always digs those up and replants them in the woodsy are to hopefully make it more wild creature friendly, at least in the canopy, cause the fence keeps big ones out, like the deer.

Just a small part of a large snowball shrub. Does anyone know the botanical name for this plant??

Two Snowballs ~ Celebrating Benji's second Birthday!
Creamy White irises...planted by some family eons ago...they have been here for over 40 years, now...

Some other Irises, also here for several generations.
But of course we have some 'traditional' purple ones!
Bleeding heart
Wild columbine, self seeded, in other words a volunteer plant. We have them all over and they are dainty and pretty!
A cultivated columbine
A pretty plant...Benji squashed it when he jumped over the fencing to get at some critter...alas and sheesh:(

Pipo in the sun!

Kind of fuzzy, cause it was a 'zoom' picture, he didn't even realize he was in the lens zone, MOL!

Benji had his second birthday on June 6th
Oh, brother... more pictures...BOL!

Sent to Benji from a Facebook group

Benji turned 2 on 6-6-2020

Dalton woofed he would help Benji get rid of the headgear, BOL!

We have joined with The Kitties Blue, and YOU can too!


  1. What a pawty! Looks like fun, even if the snake came uninvited. The flowers are stunning and that birthday hat is sweet, Happy Birthday Benji!

  2. Sounds like you all had a great party! The flowers are lovely, and I think the Snowball plant is one of the Viburnums.

  3. Those are such pretty flowers and wonderful selfies. I'm so glad you had a fun Birthday Benji!!!

  4. Oh, I loved all the purty blooms!!! and Benji ~ HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BURTHDAY my furiend! Looks like petcretary goes to the same 'headgear' shop as Ma does! BOL!!! Glads you had a FABulous Burthday! And so happy Dalton helped you out ~ that's what brudders are for, rights?! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  5. I loved the birthday selfies!

  6. oh what a wonderful Birthday you had! and even all flowers wore their bestest dresses to celebrate with you!

  7. Your flowers are so pretty. We have a snowball plant called viburnum that might be the same as your own. We loved seeing all those birthday selfies. It was nice of Dalton to help Benji remove his head gear.

  8. Don't worry, Benji...the whole world will NOT see your embarassing images on the interwebs!
    I picked up some wild columbine plants yesterday; next year, I'm gonna have some really cool flowers!

  9. Happy birthday Benji! You are very good about keeping those things on your head! I would have shaken them off immediately!

    We have a lot of nice iris blooming now too. We have a peony plant that is quite ancient. We took it out of Grampa Bill's yard after he passed in 1995. It was there for countless years before that.

  10. benji....happpee bee lated birth day two ewe dood....we hope yur day total lee rocked N ya hada grate day; even if petcretarry ree moved yur new toyz { snake } heerz two a yeer a head filled with happeez N healtheez....everee onez selfeez AND de flowerz bee AWESUM !!!!!


  11. Pawkisses for a Happy Birthday, Benji. What a beautiful post you have set up with all those beautiful flowers and your sweet Selfies. That last picture is so awwdorable, oh, Pipo, you're looking good too today too. Your mom is very brave, Granny would furreezze when she saw a snake😸😸Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday to all of you🐾😽💞