08 July 2012

Under the Jasmine Tree

EJ loves the smell of fresh Jasmine flowers.

The late Cookie used to love to sleep here during every hot afternoons. 

On those really hot afternoons, EJ, siblings and mom were extremely envious just watching Cookie sleep.  It felt good and comforting just staring at him in deep slumber there unmoving. In fact, they felt the coolness Cookie was getting and secretly wished either they could make themselves small to crawl in together with Cookie or make that little hut and Jasmine plant big.

With those sweet scent and shade, who wouldn't want to be under the Jasmine Tree?

Below is the Jasmine flower (Jasminum  Sambac) plant EJ planted grown from a cutting of the Jasmine plant Cookie slept under at EJ's Mom's porch. That porch has been renovated and that Jasmine plant removed.

Currently EJ is trying to grow the Jasmine plant again after an invasion of snails destroyed it.

30 comments:

magiceye said...

Love those jasmines too!


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Maneki Neko said...

There is nothing like the scent of jasmine. Next time I see you, I'll bring you some citrus enzyme. I've heard that spraying plants with a dilution of it will deter snails & other pests. :-)

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the smell of jasmine. Good luck with your invasion of snails, I am trying to keep the slugs away from some of my plants.

Gattina said...

What a nice place it was ! You also have a snail invasion ??? It's terrible here too ! they eat all plants ! I bought a product which I put all over the garden and then I had over 100 shells !! Because then I stopped counting ! What a plague !

Brian said...

I don't think I ever whiffed a Jasmine, but it sure looks nice!

Fuzzy Tales said...

We had to look closely at the first pic to find Cookie! :-)

We can only imagine how lovely the jasmine must smell.

Katie Isabella said...

Mom said when she lived in Florida she had a jasimine plant. They smell lovely. I hope your plant thrives and that some way to deter the snails/slugs happens.

Old Kitty said...

Me and Charlie hope EJ's jasmine gets to grow big and fragrant in memory of beautiful angel Cookie!! Take care
x

Katnip Lounge said...

We have jasmine too, and Mommy says she loves it so much.

Kwee Cats and Life said...

Awwwww, that's a perfect nap place for sure! We sure hope EJ gets the Jasmine plant growing again. At our Mumsy's Mom's house is a Snowball plant, a Hi-drain-geia, that she grew from a cutting of one that grew at Mumsy's childhood home. Some things are just always special.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful Jasmine! My mom loves it and so do I!!

Sam Schnauzer

Hannah and Lucy said...

We have jasmine too but ours is the winter variety and it's flowers are yellow.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I love the smell of Jasmine used to have it. Something killed it, no doubt the snails or our poor soil.

What a perfect napping place. We hope the Jasmine starts to thrive again.

Purrfect Haven said...

we love Jasmine... and your talk of heat makes us so envious! Its our Summer but its pouring and floods! Thank you for visiting, love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

i beati said...

very lovely cat and odiferous I would think

Arti said...

You are right, who would not want to spend some time under those beautiful and fresh smelling Jasmine flowers!!
Have a wonderful week ahead:)

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, jasmine is the best, isn't it? We had a jasmine plant in front of our house growing up, and it smelled wonderful!

Mekkan said...

How gorgeous it is to spend time for a while under a jasmine tree. I feel like sitting there too.

Marg said...

Oh our Mom loves Jasmine and tried to grow it here but it didn't like our red clay.
That looks like such a great place to nap that Cookie found and I bet it really smelled good there.
Hope you have a wonderful week.

Sharon Wagner said...

What a nice memory. I still remember the luscious smell of Jasmine on our hikes in Kauai.

Au and Target said...

I love that flowery scent and there's nothing like watching a kitty snooze.

We love LUNA said...

My mammy loves jasmine flowers, they are gorgeous flowers, very delicate.
Sorry about the snails invasion. :(
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Meoww said...

Oh Jasmine smell just intoxicates :) Ciao from meoww !

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful pics! sweet pussy :)

Ginger said...

It's important for outside kitties to have cool spots in this dreadful heat. Mine sleep under the ceiling fans inside.

Lui said...

Hi Chair and Cats!
We love Jasmine too!
I hope EJ gets a load of them and the cats not to sneeze!

Miss you guys.

Carla said...

Love the story!!! Memories are what make life special. Grow jasmine grow:)

sm said...

beautiful jasmines pics

Smareis said...

Olá,
Fiquei muito feliz com sua presença.Gostei bastante do seu blog e vou voltar outras vezes pra ler suas postagens. Muito obrigada!
Grande abraço!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Cute kitty -- love the Jasmine too.