Sedum And Spartapuss

8 Jul

Today there was sunshine. Lots of sunshine. No rain. I was up and about really early and took a cup of tea into the garden to sit in the sunshine. Sparta the puss had the same idea [without the cup of tea, she prefers milk]. She was sitting sunbathing on a little brick wall behind an enormous clump of sedum. I like the sedum because it provides flowers quite late in the year which is really good for insects. I try to make the garden friendly to wildlife. We have bats visiting each evening, hoovering up the insects over the pond and there’s a good range of birds.  I quickly sketched Sparta and the sedum. I don’t particularly like drawing nature, it’s hard to draw plants without making them look like botanical drawings. I find it challenging to come up with a visual shorthand for them but this drawing isn’t too bad, I’ve never drawn the sedum before.

Sparta and I had a big argument just before I did the drawing. She ran into the kitchen with a newly murdered sparrow. I took it off her and gave her a row. Like she was bothered! That’s why she was sitting with her back to me in the garden. Sulking.

7 Responses to “Sedum And Spartapuss”

  1. paperstew July 9, 2012 at 14:30 #

    I just had to laugh because our cat Nigel brings in friends too. Unfortunately, his friends are still ready to party…. Dog doors are evil evil things!
    I enjoyed your Sedums.

  2. hannahflawson July 9, 2012 at 13:51 #

    Love Sedum, we have loads in our garden. And I think your ‘visual shorthand’ for them is excellent. I know what you mean about plants on their own being quite a challenge. I think that’s why I have such a soft spot for them all mixed up with manmade stuff – especially ruins and abandoned buildings.

    You might have already seen that we’ve been having hedgehog issues over the weekend – took a poorly one to the Gower Bird Sanctuary yesterday and waiting to see whether he’ll pull through and get healthy enough for us to go back for him and re-release him into the garden. Fingers crossed!

    • Rosie Scribblah July 10, 2012 at 20:08 #

      aaawww poor thing. I’ve never seen a hedgehog around here but they wouldn’t make themselves obvious with the psychokitty around anyway

  3. mississhippi July 9, 2012 at 08:08 #

    Love the name Sparta / Spartapuss for your cat! My cats bring us rats and mice as presents – yuck!

    • Rosie Scribblah July 11, 2012 at 17:48 #

      I think our choice of name might have influenced her lol


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