When Mom started to prepare this tribute to Dory, she wondered if per chance there was a
flower named Dory. Needless to say we were not surprised that
THERE IS!!! Doryanthes excelsa Below is a little information on it and we especially thought the definition of excelsa was purrfect for Dory.
Doryanthes excelsa, commonly known as Gymea lily, is a flowering plant in the family, Doryanthaceae and is endemic to coastal areas of New South Wales near Sydney. It has sword-like leaves more than 1 metre (3 ft) long and when it flowers, sends up a flower spike up to 6 metres (20 ft) high. The apex of the spike bears a large cluster of bright red flowers, each 10 centimetres (4 in) across. Its common name is derived from the name given to the plant by the indigenous Eora people and the Sydney suburbs of Gymea and Gymea Bay are named after the lily.
the real Doryanthes..mom used the incorrect photo...in the insert on Dory's photo
Translation and definition of excelsa. ... Phrases with the word excelsa such as Gloria in excelsis Deo – Glory to God in the Highest; semper excelsius – always higher. Doryanthes excelsa...is a perfect flower for our sweet Angel Dory... Below is an insert photo of the Dory(anthes) in bloom and we added one to Dory's collar too.
The Flower Boat
poem by Robert Frost
The fisherman's swapping a yarn for a yarn Under the hand of the village barber, And her in the angle of house and barn His deep-seadory has found a harbor.
At anchor she rides the sunny sod As full to the gunnel of flowers growing As ever she turned her home with cod From George's bank when winds were blowing.
And I judge from that elysian freight That all they ask is rougher weather, Anddoryand master will sail by fate To seek the Happy Isles together.
The pink and white flowers in this heart collage represent
Dory's love of pink and flowers, her soft white furs and to let her know she left a paw print on our hearts
Hugs Madi and Mom
DORY WAS ALL ABOUT FLOWERS AND FUN...
HERE ARE A FEW FUN MEMORIES
a round dance with a sliding step in march or polka time.
DID YOU HEAR THE NEWS? TODAY IS DORY'S DAY!!
SHE IS CELEBRATING WITH A BLOG HOP AND A HIJINKS,no clue what it is
but if Dory is doing it there will be frolicking and fun and food and
dancing and you might even see some twerking.
Before the festivities started, Dory and I had a little gal time at my house.
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY MY FRIEND!!
We thank Mayor Arty's assistant aka Momma for this
most treasured photo of Mom holding Dory at the BAR in Indiana June 2016.
Mom never in a million years expected to meet any of our
furiends BUTTTT she did. She
loved every moment of the BAR and will treasure those meetings furever.
Mom also held Dory for about 30 minutes.....I think Dory was as happy
as mom was too Dory is twice as soft as she looks and
Mayor Arty is most handsome and debonair (and soft too in a manly way)!!
I've known Dory for a very very very long time. When we
met it was just Dory and Bilbo....we watched with glee and
happiness as Arty and Jakey joined the pack.
This is the very first comment Dory left on my blog:
Sis said his lack of care with water, soap and toothpaste
gave her a scare.
Sis was glad to return home and quite glad to be an only.
********************************** Below are our first photos downloaded to the new 'puter. I was 'snoopervising' Geek Agent Vanessa. You'll love this Agent Vanessa gave us her card and guess what she is a DOUBLE Agent..... That means she can set up 'puters like ours or she could build us a computer.
We are so very thankful for all our blogging friends. All of you are always so
willing to help in anyway. You are the best.
MS we thank you for telling us about jpg. We were using Picmonkey
which supposedly saves photos to jpg. But ours came up blank.
So we edited them in Pizap and Pizap..saved with jpg at the end and
Our new computer is all set up; however, mom has not tried to download new photos or prepare a new blogpost. Photos are stored differently so THANK GOODNESS she has about a week or more of blog post already prepared. Our Geek Agent Vanessa was very very efficient and helpful
so we feel confident all will be okey dokey. Good thing mom is retired she has plenty of time