Friday, July 5, 2013

Eric's Day, The Rose Memorial.

Eric's Memorial rose is now flowering so we wanted to show it rather than do a Flashback this week.

This is the first bloom from 4 days ago.

The bedding plants are slow this year because of the very cold and wet Spring but are starting to grow at last.

Although they don't show up well here, there are 12 roses planted in the Memorial Garden to mark the graves of all the cats who went before. Some of the oldest roses need replacing, but that will wait until the autumn when the bedding plants are taken up.

We think Eric would like his rose as the centre is a lovely ginger colour as was he.

55 comments:

Brian said...

The Eric Rose is beautiful and it's ginger heart is purrfect.

William said...

That is just lovely. I bet Eric is smiling.

The Whiskeratti said...

Beautiful flowers. We miss Eric.

Meg & Quill said...

That is just lovely! A lovely ginger rose for a beautiful ginger boy.

michico*Adan said...

Big big hugs!!!!!

Derby, Ducky said...

The Eric rose, ginger like he was. Very fitting.

Bellen said...

What a beautiful flower, a perfect bloom, just like Eric.

The Island Cats said...

The Eric rose is simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

What a beautiful rose for Eric!

meowmeowmans said...

That rose is perfect for our sweet pal Eric. Hugs to you all.

Katie Isabella said...

Eric darling boy...you and Admiral and Sweet Praline make a gorgeous fun trio on the Bridge and I know all of you look onto us, your moms and dads and wait till you greet us again, by and by. xoxoxoxox Your rose is beautiful...and the ginger color is just right for you. xxoo

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Beautiful memorial. Perfect

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Oh, the color of that rose is gorgeous! And the entire area is a going to grow more special year by year. Eric would approve.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh it is very beautiful!

Katie and Glogirly said...

That is so very beautiful. What a wonderful tribute to Eric. xoxo

(((purrs)))
Katie, Glogirly & Waffles Too

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

That rose is stunningly beautiful--or maybe I should say Handsome, as Eric was a Manly Mancat ;-) What a lovely memorial to all the Kitties Who Came Before.

speedyrabbit said...

Eric's rose is perfect and beautiful,just like he was,hugs and snuggle from us both,Speedy and Rachel

Hannah and Lucy said...

The rose is just perfect for Eric and it has beautiful flowers to have in his memory.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Barb and the Gs said...

That is just so lovely! I know Eric is quite pleased.

colibri said...

For you, roses in the light, Eric, for all of us memory in our heart, and life goes on so bright. With your ginger colours in the air... What else ?!
CHIPIE from Paris, France

We are said...

This brought tears to the mom's eyes. We all miss Eric very much.

We are sure Eric is watching over you all, and is smiling down on the beautiful memorial garden. The roses are beautiful, just like he was. <3

Hugs and purrs,
Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

Marg said...

Wow, that is one gorgeous rose for sure. Love the two colors in it and we are sure he would like that. That is also a lovely garden. Hope all of you have a nice Friday.

Caren Gittleman said...

oh my! I didn't notice the ginger in the middle until you mentioned it. Now I have chills.
Eric is delighted for sure.
What a beautiful memorial
xxoxoxoox

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

The Eric Rose is Tres Spectaculare!

Everycat said...

That is a beautiful rose and a wonderful living memorial to Eric.

Perfect!

Gerry & Mungo

Fuzzy Tales said...

The rose is so beautiful, such a loving tribute to Eric. Purrs and hugs.

Laila and Minchie said...

One of the most beautiful roses we have ever seen. Such a lovely and special garden with such great memories. We miss you, Eric.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What a perfect memorial to Eric. Absolutely beautiful. Many purrs!

CATachresis said...

What a lovely flower and a very fitting memorial for Eric. xox

Marilia Bavaresco said...

OMG! Sweet tribute!!!

Fisher and Staff said...

You have created a very beautiful tribute to Eric. Such a special boy, and so loved. Purrs and hugs.

Jenny said...

Oh my...Eric's rose is beautiful. I am certain he would love it. And, the memorial garden is lovely and so very special. All of your kitties were so blessed to have such a wonderful home and to know such love and adoration. I'm sure Eric and all of the others watch over you every single day.

Much love from the Whiskers & Purrs Gang,

Mama Jenny

DianaBuja said...

Very lovely - and the color is just right! You could save the pedals and make a special potpurri (sp.)!

dianabuja.

The Tower Hill Mob said...

What a beautiful garden and tribute to Eric! We're sure his spirit visits often,sniffing flowers and rolling in pheasant poop! (good for the garden)

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

#1 says that is her very favourite colour of rose!

Purrs,
The Chans

Madi and Mom said...

OMCs what a beautiful rose...Eric would be truly be very pleased.
We love your memorial garden.
Hugs Madi your BFFF

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We think Eric would like the lovely rose color too. What a darling garden to commemorate your kitties.

Terri said...

What a gorgeous rose! We know Eric would approve :)

katsrus said...

That is beautiful! the whole garden is pretty. Love the photo of Eric.
Sue B

Kari said...

Eric's rose is gorgeous! What beautiful colours and so like Eric with his ginger fur and deep pink nose leather. We're sure he's very pleased.
Thank you for sharing Eric with us. We'll always love him.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That memorial rose is beautiful - you have planted an idea in Mom's head now:)

We want to thank you so very much for your kind words of comfort and friendship after our very sudden loss of Thunder. We are all still very sad, but the support and love from all of our friends from all over the world is helping to heal our broken hearts. We are sure that Thunder Dunder is now in a very happy place and also very thankful to have so many wonderful friends.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, Lightning, and Mom Kathie

Katnip Lounge said...

If you see any stray pawprints in the garden, it's just us, visiting with Eric...

Max said...

Wow...that is AWESOME. Eric would love it!

Kitties Blue said...

That rose is so beautiful. What a wonderful memorial to Eric and your other kitties with their roses. You all are so thoughtful and wonderful kitty pawrents. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

colehauscats said...

Absolutely beautiful! We think Eric would LOVE that color! Hugs and purrs...

The Cat From Hell said...

What a wonderful tribute to Eric! Me is sure he is purring his loudest!
Kisses
Nellie

A few Good Cats said...

That's a very good way to keep Eric's memory fresh and alive. Lovely rose.

Clooney said...

That is beautiful.

angelswhisper2011 said...

What a beautiful Remembering place for Eric. The Rose is pawesome, what a beautiful colors.
We have something for you on our blog. I hope you like it. Pawkisses, Little Binky :)

Deb Barnes said...

Well, isn't that something.... What a lovely tribute to Eric and such a beautiful rose! Purrs from the Zee and Zoey gang.

Timmy Tomcat said...

That is very touching and beautiful. Love from us at the Tomcat Home

Team Tabby said...

The "Eric" rose is just beautiful!!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

yur garden iz rockin buddy~~~~~~~

xoxo frum me N gram paw dude

sauce of fishbone

Shaggy and Scout said...

It is so lovely! What a fine memorial for a fine Mancat!

Kjelle Bus said...

The Rose´s in the Memorial Garden is beutiful !
Especially Eric´s <3
XOXO