Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mournful Wednesday

Padma Patel Hufflepuff - May 30, 2001 to April 17, 2016
After almost 16 years, on Monday we had to say goodbye to our beloved Big Boy, Padma.  I am still teary and mourning his loss.  I'll post a tribute later this month, but I wanted to note the change his passing has made to our lives.

The weather has been cold and somber.
Dark skies, thunder, hail, rain. 

Nonetheless spring marches on.

We have a clematis blooming.

And April is Bleeding Heart time.
This is our native bleeding heart.

We also have a couple of cultivars.

This bright green bleeding heart lights up a dark corner and plays nicely with the trilliums and hellebore.  

We are getting a small collection of muscari (grape hyacinths).

This large fuzzy one is my favorite.

This white-topped one is called Mount Hood.

A perennial forget-me-not.

Hosta emerging.

Pretty primrose

A new primrose.

I'll plant it in the front of the flowerbed. Now that we have a deer fence, it should thrive there. 

And no one will munch on the lilies this year!

Small rhododendron

A new pale pink flowering currant.

The older, bright pink current is going strong.

If you mourn, it is only because you shared your heart.

32 comments:

CalamityJr said...

I'm so sorry, Beth. Even the weather cries with you.

LaNelle said...

Beth, my sincere sympathies on your loss of Padma..blessings for strength each day...

Amy said...

I'm so sorry. It's so hard to lose the four-legged members of our families. *hugs*

Mouse said...

awwww so sorry to hear about the passing of your furbaby ....((((hugs)))
they leave such a big hole in your lives when they have gone to the rainbow bridge .... speaking from experience xxxx love mouse xxxxx

Vickie said...

Oh Beth. I am so sorry. {{{HUGS}}}

Kristen said...

My deepest condolences. I have experienced this pain many times, and it is always difficult. I hope you find peace in the memories of your sweet kitty.

Cath said...

So sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy . Hugs xxx

Justine said...

So sorry for your loss Beth x

Erica said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I loved seeing his photos.
We lost 3 of ours last year. We finally went to the shelter and brought home 2 new friends. They will never replace our old friends, but at least I know they are safe and have a home.

MaryO said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Beth. It's never easy to say goodbye to a furry love. Kitty is waiting for you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, covorting with his sidekicks I'm sure.

Your pics of flowers are spectacular.

Luv,
MaryO1230

Glenna said...

I'm so sorry. Padma Patel Hufflepuff (Puffinstuff?)-his name made me smile so much--looked like such a hunk of fluffin' lovin'. It's so hard when they go.

MaryO said...

*cavorting*... NOT "coverting"

gatofish said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Padma. I'm a relatively new visitor to your blog and I've enjoyed the photos you post of your furry family. Hugs from this internet stranger to you and your family. Thank you for sharing Padma with us, even a little bit.

Linda said...

I am so sorry for your loss Beth. Sending hugs and happy thoughts to you and your family.

Linda

deb said...

Oh, Beth, I'm so sorry you've lost your dear Padma. It is so very hard when our furbabies have to leave us.... Looks like your skies are mourning as well. but that your flowers are celebrating the good life he had with you.

Barb said...

I love the flowers but feel so bad about Padma! Even the weather is sad!

blueladie said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers. Cathryn

Robin in Virginia said...

Beth, I am sorry to read about Padma this evening. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

carol fun said...

So sorry for your loss... they leave their paw prints on our hearts forever!

Astrids dragon said...

So sorry to hear about Padma. But wow, 16 years, what a blessing to have him so long.

Jeannine520 said...

I'm so sorry. I always enjoyed seeing pics of him over the years. Such a beautiful guy. He reminded me of my sweet cat Pepsi who I miss so much. I'm so sorry Beth, I wish they could stay with us forever. :-( Looking forward to your tribute to this magnificent cat.

RJ Mazzeo said...

I am so sorry for your loss Beth. RJ

Sandra said...

I am so sorry about your kitty. I see you have a Trillium - lucky you, I can't seem to find one over here in Ireland.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

So sorry Beth, we all feel we have known your lovely Padma over the years. I was so sad to hear of his passing. Xxx

Margaret said...

Oh Beth, I'm so sorry to hear this. I will miss seeing Padma on your blog. I know you will miss him terribly. Lots of hugs.

Debbie said...

Beth, so very sorry for your loss. Our fur babies truly enrich our lives but the saying goodbye is never easy.

Sending a big hug.

Terri said...

So sorry for your loss! {{{HUGS}}}

Christine said...

So sorry to read this, he was a beautiful cat

Wanda said...

Dear Beth, I am just seeing this now. I am so very sorry. My heart hurts for you. Hugs.

Frances N said...

Oh no, I am so sorry. I'm behind in blogging and just now saw this. I'm sad for you....

Carol said...

Oh, Beth, how sad... I know how much you treasure those kitties of yours and Padma's passing must leave a huge hole in your heart. He was such a handsome cat and I always enjoyed reading about his adventures. Sending you a hug and hoping that your memories of him will make you smile :)

CathieJ said...

I am so sorry for the loss of Padma. I am just catching up with my blog reading. Sending my best wishes to you.