17 January 2009

just des(s)erts

We found an abandoned terracotta dish during the holidays, propped up underneath the railway arches with an old hoover, two wooden boxes, a rice sack and a cardboard box. We brought home the dish (and the wooden boxes for the fire). John decided that the dish could be turned into a dry garden with some plants rescued from dusty school windowsills, a market stall cactus (gift from his mum) and bits taken from his existing gardens. The plants were well spaced as it doesn't take long for them to spread.

It was much admired by one of the cats.

The next day it was put out in our garden - it's been fairly mild here so it seemed a safe bet.

But I knew, I just knew, it would be too much for that cat to resist.
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8 comments:

Milo said...

LOL love the last pic!

Liz said...

I think I know two other little kitties who would like to join in.

purejuice said...

i too have an assistant.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/purejuice/2760106762/in/set-72157604407941350/

yours is wonderfully compact and erect. mine is kind of sprawly.

60 Going On 16 said...

Ah yes, cats always have a way, don't they?

PrincessPea said...

Your cat does look very territorial there!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness that cat is so beautiful!!!

Kate said...

I heart that cat! It is prim, blase, and defiant all at the same time.

Claire said...

so funny! This reminds me of my cat, who sleeps on any spare piece of laundry that happens to be on the floor. It doesn't matter if there's a bed available, show her a pair of dirty jeans and she is so there.