Wednesday, March 16, 2011

We've Gone Bananas

And it's not what you think. It never is, because after all, this is Bliss, don't you know?

Before I show you the bananas thingy, first some gratuitous pics of the potager where yours truly has been working her widdle hot hiney off these past few weeks.

Looking good, wouldn't you say? I'm talking about the potager here, not Jeeves, handsome kittycat though he is.
Some irrefutable evidence that yours truly has indeed been working her bliddy socks off of late.

And now, without much further ado: we have gone bananas!
Drat, it's that Dutch Duck Decoy Dog that's stealing the show once more. Move over Tara!

So we have bought a banana tree, as you probably guessed, but with a difference, a vast difference. It was high time the Bliss Team got a new climbing and scratching tree as the old one was ever so slightly the worse for wear.
Kadootje looks rather woebegone in this pic, she is such a drama queen. I must say she perked up pretty quickly when the new tree arrived. And not only Kadootje was  a happy bunny, the rest of the Bliss Team was too. Of course the banana tree had to be subjected to a thorough investigation by the Bliss Team before the thumbs up was graciously bestowed.
Big boy Merlin tried out the snooze-worthiness of one of the baskets,
and gave the tree a good scratch as well.
Daredevil Dolly Daisy jumped for joy when she tested the new tree. All members of the Bliss Team love their spanking new banana leaf tree and use it on a daily basis. Often the banana tree is filled to the rafters with members of the Bliss Team. You can safely say we all have gone bananas chez Bliss in more ways than one.

I leave you with an update of my Springflower Meadow aka the Magic Spring Carpet

On a more personal note: my dad was diagnosed with cancer shortly before Christmas. Last week he got the results of his tests back and there are hardly any cancer cells to be found in his body which is very, very good news. So glad that his medication is working and that my dad is slowly, but surely, on the mend.

copyright 2011 Y.E.W. Heuzen


Becca's Dirt said...

Great news on your father. Prayers that he will continue to mend. What a beautiful meadow of flowers. Looks like the meow condominiums there. I bet they do like it.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I just love your meadow and I know your cats love their banana tree. What a comfortable Kitty resort. The best for pampered pets. Poor Tara looks left out. I am glad to hear that your Father is doing better. This milder weather should be beneficial to his recovery.

Marian said...

Die zijn weer erg verwend daar bij jullie...leuk dat ze er goed gebruik van maken...

Victoria said...

Lovely post, Yolanda. I wonder if they do banana trees for humans? I'd curl up in it for sure.
I'm so sorry to hear that you've been worried about your father. May his recovery continue apace!

Missy said...

Lucky Kitties. how could any cat resist.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

My kitties are jealous of your kitties! I'm so glad to hear that your dad is doing well!

Naturegirl said...

First of all Yolanda I am pleased as punch to hear the good news of dad's recovery!! HURRAH!!
Now I do LoVe the banana thingy for the cats! I want to get one for my two felines who have been angels while living in our winter home here in the desert of Arizona.
They deserve a special gift from human mom.

Glo said...

Your magic spring carpet header is blissful! When you planted your 1600 bulbs last year, I planted a bunch of daffodil bulbs (the deer eat the tulips), and, although some poked through in various parts of the garden, none seemed to grow in the patch at the back. Today I noticed a few green things poking out! Yay!

I bet your cats will enjoy their new stylish banana tree. When I saw the coloring in the photo of Daredevil Dolly Daisy, I thought it was Tara trying it out ;)

You all must be so relieved and thankful that your Dad is getting such good results ~ may his health continue to improve.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Glad your dad is doing better. What am I missing about why it's a banana tree? I would call that a kitty climber of cat condo... is banana tree a Dutch term or is it made from banana leaves, or... ??

Chookie said...

That is a lovely cat thingy! Best of all is the news about your father -- best wishes and prayers for his good health!

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...

I'm so glad your dad is on the mend. Cancer is the plague of our times. As for the banana tree, it is uber cool. My kitties would love one. Maybe one day. Lovely spring to you.~~Dee

Kylee said...

So glad to hear the good news about your dad!! And I love the banana tree! The kitties here at Our Little Acre would love that.

Your spring carpet is GORGEOUS!!!

*hugs* to you, Dear Yolanda!

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Hi Bliss
Glad to hear the good new of your dad! Such a relieve for you too, isn't it.
Hey and the banana tree is gorgeous! No wonder the Bliss team looks so happy.
Have a nice weekend.

flightplot said...

Lovely post as always, and I love the header picture.
That's good news about your dad.
Take care, Flighty xxx

Barbara said...

Wonderful, the good news about your father. With these news in your thoughts, Spring is even more deligthful! Best wishes for the future too!
P.S. I love the Spring meadow in your header. The perfect picture for this time of the year!

em said...

hope your father stays well! enjoy the new cat tree!

K said...

Your dog must be a kooikerhondje! I have a male-kooikerhondje and a cat too. Unfortunately there are no pictures of them in my blog, only garden things even though they are often "helping" me at back yard.
You have beautiful garden pictures!
K from Finland