Monday, May 1, 2017

Beltane


Today is the day I buried Ink's ashes. Seemed fitting to choose a Celtic festival. After all, we celebrated his birthday on Samhain (Halloween). Beltane or May Day honors life and is the height of Spring and the beginning of Summer. A chance to be in the sunroom. Our favorite room in the house.

I buried him in the little garden between the birdbath and the birdfeeder. It was his favorite spot to watch the birds, Timex (chipmunk), and squirrels. Ink would sit at the slider door and watch or if the door was open, sniff the breezes through the screen. I also made a garden kite



Over the Winter, Himself was paid an honorarium with an Amazon gift card. He gave the card to me (yeah, Himself is a real keeper). I wanted a garden statue of a kitty and found the sleeping kitty statue. It even came in black which made it perfect.


I weeded the garden. Uprooted the rosebush that didn't survive the harsh winter a few years ago. I love roses, but they are so fussy. All the roses seem to do is attract Japanese beetles from four counties away. Himself planted a honeysuckle vine, but that didn't do well in that spot either.

I'm hoping morning glories and moonflowers will thrive in that spot as it gets sun most of the day. Morning glory and moonflowers seeds are soaking in warm water. That was the suggestion on the seed packet. Himself had a seedling tray so I'll start the seeds indoors and then when they emerge in a couple of weeks, I'll transplant them outside. I think they'll look pretty against the trellis with the string of fairy lights illuminating them at night.

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  1. Aw, what a fitting place for Ink! I think the Morning glories and Moonflowers will look lovely there.

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    1. We used to call that view Kitty TV. And I hope the morning glories take. I planted them one year and they were spectacular. The next year, nothing.

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  2. That is beautiful. I know it is always sad when a pet passes away, however I feel through your writing that Ink was an extra special cat.

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    1. Thanks, Finn. Amazing how one can get so attached to a little ball of fluff. Ink was special. The girlies called him my Familiar. (-;

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  3. What a beautiful tribute to Ink. I'm sure it was hard, I'm sending an appropriate New England Hug.

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    1. Thanks, Cos. the thought makes me smile.

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  4. That's a nice memorial for Ink. Love the statue you picked. Love the weathergram you made.

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    1. The statue almost looks like him. If you squint with one eye close (-;

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  5. Oh, I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to your dearest Ink. You have created a wonderful resting place in the sunshine and your statue is so beautiful - perfect! Reading your words calls to my heart and I wish you peace and comfort! J :-) x

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  6. Very sad post today CJ, but I think it was a wonderful send off for Ink. That statue is fantastic. I think Ink is honored well here. :) Hugs-Erika

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  7. Beltane is the perfect day to bury Ink's ashes. Although this is a very sad day and post, you have turned it into a lovely tribute to your beloved Ink. I know he will live on in your heart and on your blog!

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    1. I was his heart, and he was my soul.

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  8. Beautiful!!!! A wonderful way to keep the memory of your Ink around!!! Big Hugs!

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