Monday, June 11, 2012

The Real Deal

Well I tricked you in my last postie saying those were my flowers. Now I want to show you some of Lee's and my true flowers that are blooming now.
Our Hydrangea is beautiful. I hide in here and become a Will-o'-the-Wisp with supernatural powers to spy on my neighbors. I watch for forbidden, illegal, illicit actions.
Our Daylilies and Russian Purple Sage are at full bloom. I keep watch so the deer stay away. For the last three years the deer have eaten the Daylilies. Lee planted the Russian Purple Sage last year after being told it was a deer deterrent. Well the deer have left us alone this year. I think I, Sweet William The Scot, am the deterrent ya think?  Lee thinks it is the Sage that is keeping the deer away.

Now look at the flowers behind me. They say a tree grows in Brooklyn. Well a Prickly Pear Cactus grows in Cincinnati. Last year our low was -6 degrees, we had a mild winter. Yet our cactus grows and it is one of the largest in the area.
Kylascott out there in Arizona I challenge you to show me a cactus with more flowers. Over seven hundred blooms. Yes, I counted them myself last year.
Next time I will show you what I got from Reilly and Denny over at Cowspotblog.  And a big thanks to Basset Momma for giving us The Lovely Blog Award.  That is our to do list.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot
Pssssssss ~ It took us 57 hours to get our music back up.  The server we used was not nice and took our tune away.  We had to find another way to get our music back.  We did not want the music to die.


  1. I am glad you didn't give up on the music - it is just lovely!

  2. Your cactus is awesome and thank goodness you didn't give up and let the music die!! Congrats on your award it is well deserved!

  3. Pretty stuff there Sweet William, oh so glad you saved the music, dad love it.

    Susie & Bites

  4. Hey Sweet William!
    Wow, what a great green dewclaw you have! 700 blooms is amazing and I'm totally impressed. I definitely agree that you're guard duty is keeping the deer under control. Love that music!!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  5. wow... SW. Wm. THOSE ARE ALL beautiful. Now all of the cactus blossoms must not have fit in that picture beclaws I (Frankie Furter) only counted 87. I'm just sayin my furend.

  6. Lovely flowers and music. With the hydrangeas and the Scottish air, I could almost be in Scotland.
    Oh, I am!
    Toodle pip!

  7. Hello William you are very cute and we enjoyed your Scottish blog and look forward to more!
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Your Prickly Pear Cactus is awesome, William! We're glad you didn't give up on your music. It's lovely!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  9. The music is back. We're sure no plant could keep deer away like you can, SW!

    Beautiful flowers and that cactus is beyond words.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  10. You have a cactus in Ohio!!! Wow!!! I bet you keep a real good watch on the neighborhood hiding in the flowers.

    Your pal, Pip

  11. Beautiful flowers William. I like to hide in them too. Music gets four paws up.

  12. Wow! That is a most impressive prickly pear! Just watch out for little pieces that fall off - they are rather painful when you step on them.

    your pal,

  13. Doce amiguinho William...
    Amei as flores de seu jardim.
    Eu AMO a primavera.
    Aqui no Brasil está frio, é outono com jeito de inverno. Não gosto muito.
    Prefiro as lindas floridas e cheirosas flores.
    PARABÉNS pelas fotos.
    Estava de férias e voltei. Estava com saudades de meus amiguinhos.
    Tenha uma ótima semana e fique com o Papai do Céu.
    Aus 1000 e Beijos 1000 com carinho das amigas do Brasil...


  14. William.... You look so handsome in those flowers! I am certain you and only you are the deterrent keeping the deer away. Lily schmily, who are they kidding?
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox and Scruffy

  15. What lovely flowers Sweet William and I love the music to listen too. You have such a nice peaceful blog and I love it.

    Loveys Sasha

  16. What pretty flowers!!
    The plants here are all sleeping for winter, the garden is kind of dull.

  17. just sos you nose, you were one of our firstest fruends, and you are always full of fun stuff, and will always be one of our Scottie Buddies

    Sus & Bites

  18. Your music is beautiful and you make those blossoms even more lovely too!

    We have a lost cactus blooming along side the road here--I need to stop and get its picture, but I have a feeling it won't have nearly as many blooms as yours--I hope you're doing well, and I hope you have a good Tuesday!!

  19. Beautiful flowers! And I really enjoy the music on your blog!

  20. Hey, Sweet William! Kudos for fighting to keep your beautiful blog the way YOU want it! Mama says you can tell real Scots by whether they love bagpipe music. She does. We're ok with it [we don't howl or anything] and Jed is a Nova SCOTIA Duck Tolling Retriever, after all.

    Gorgeous flowers! And we also think you get the credit for scaring off the deer. Bet they'd be eating the Russian sage, too, if not for you. Hungry deer will eat almost anything. Actually, hungry anything will eat almost anything. :)

    Jed & Abby

  21. SW, those flowers are amazing. My Two Legged Ones aren't the best garden people (I'm being nice - She can kill a plant just by looking at it!) so it's lovely to see flowers that actually grow and bloom!

    Love the music by the way! Pawsome.



  22. Hi William-I could show you a 15 foot cactus with more blooms, but you'll have to "wait until next year" because the season for blooms on that one is over. I even saw (very) small cactus in Montana where it gets a lot colder than Ohio. It's the terrier of plant life, very rugged and determined.

  23. Oh Sweet William I just love your flowers and the music. You have a beautiful blog.

  24. Glad you got your music back! WE LOVE HYDRANGEAS! Gonna go check out that house...