Friday 8 September 2017

My first flower Friday!!

Crikey ...... you all know my Secretary is hopeless and couldn't join a blog hop if her life depended on it but I just have to join in on Arty and Jakey's flower Friday this week because we found a VERY SPECIAL flower just the other day and we immediately thought of our dear and wonderful friend, Dory.  She might be at the bridge now but she's still in all our hearts, aye??  So here's the special flower ...
DORYanthes EXCELSa!!!!!!!!!  It grows abundantly here in Australia and is known commonly as the Gymea Lily. 
The name is derived from Ancient Greek language and Dory means spear and anthes means FLOWER (how apt for Dory, aye?) And we all know what excelsa means, aye, cause our Dory sure excelled.  Matter of fact she was EXCELlent.
Sorry we aren't around much but Mum's old eyes just aren't up to it.  She's fit and well though so don't worry, aye?  I'm great ...... but then ..... that goes without saying, aye??

Wanna run ... Love, Charlie.


  1. Hari OM
    Struth Charlie mate, it's good to see ya! And the beautifurs gymea. So sorry that mum's eyes continue to be troubles; maybe she can think about getting voiced software? We sure do miss ya mate. Sending POTP to mum and hugs and wags to you, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Nice to hear from you again n Charlie, too bad your Mum's eyes aren't that good anymore, miss all your postings

  3. that is wonderful to see a flower that honors Dory. we miss her and Mr Bailey
    Hazel & Mabel

  4. Oh, how I've MISSED YOU!!!! OMD, it is so good to hears from you Charlie! I'm sorry abouts your Moms peeps ~ I hopes she is okays, i will send her some POTP to helps her out ☺.
    Oh, I thinks Angel Dory is LOVIN' this flower! It is beautifuls just like her! Very pawsome tribute to our pal!
    Ruby ♥

  5. Hi Charlie. It is spectacular flower and I saw one here just last week. I hope you are fine and best wishes to you and your Mum.

  6. They are great looking flowers but you would have to be tall to see them up close.
    Sorry about mum's eyes mine are not as good as they once were.

  7. oh you picked THE PAWFECT is beautiful and the name fits totally to the flower power furryday...

  8. That is one HIGH flower! I bet it is taller than me!

    Mara from Norway (standing at 1.67m, me not Norway)

  9. Wow - what a stunning flower!
    It's important that your mum takes good care of her eyes, Charlie.

  10. It is lovely and unique Charlie! Glad you got your secretary organized enough to share it!

  11. Hi Charlie! Wonderful flower photo you've got there! Sorry about mum's eyes...tell her to take very good care of them.

  12. You did find the pawfect flower!! Well done!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. OMD...What a most beautimous flower, we KNOW Dory would love it!! Thanks so much for thinking of us and for joining Flower Friday!
    Jakey and Arty

  14. We love Gymea Lilies!! Good to hear from you.

  15. Wow, It is perfect for Dory! And not only in name, its even pink...I think that was one of her fave colours!
    Thanks so much for showing us, I nevfur saw one of those:)

    And sending POTP for your Mum's eye. So sorry they are doing poorly.
    Good to hear from you, Charlie!


  16. Charlie my handsome matey what a lovely post in memory of our precious appropriate to have such a beautimous flower with shared name.
    Thanks for stopping by to say hi and we are so glad you are healed from that nasty beach dog. We wish tons of fleas on him for hurting you.
    I, Madison D Cat, senior Diva in residence am perking along too. It appears I do best w many mini meals a day. My tummy doesn't get over stuffed. I'm do just ok accepting my SubQs fluids...I just don't like to be confined. The other 2 seniors here usually about about 1/2 - 3/4 dose in me on the designated days. Ladies are not supposed to talk about such things but heck it is you and you are my matey so I'll share.
    OMCs/OMDs 2 weeks ago this coming Thursday I was having a wee issue with my daily poop routine. Old eagle eye mom and her co cohort dad took me to the vet. Good news is my ropy intestines no longer felt ropy but OMCs I was full of pooooooooooooop. I had to get an enema.........YIKES....matey I do not recommend that...poop any chance you get. Pardon the pun but everything worked 'out'! Now I am on 1/8 tsp of miralax 2x a day. It ain't much good buddy but oh does it work. Another sign of aging I guess. As mom has been known to say, they are in uncharted territory with me as I'm the most senior pet they have had.
    But we 3 are taking each day as it comes and loving and living with gusto.
    Hugs to your sweet mum and kitty kisses to you
    Madi your bfff and mom

  17. It's great to hear from you Charlie! Sorry about Mum's eyesight. But that's a great and appropriate flower for Dory!

  18. What a gorgeous flower! And though I love to hear from Mum, I fully support taking a break from computer stuff to save the eyes for more important things, like looking at dogs and flowers. Hugs to all!

  19. Woof! Woof! Charlie!!! About time you poked your head out of your cave and made your presence known!! :)

  20. That's a super high flower you have there!
    And nice to meet a blogville friend from DownUnder like me!
    Lots of licks, your new friend Morrie :)

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