I’m so glad you were here.
In your gentleness, in your intensity, I’m glad you were here.
Your quiet beauty touches me so
And with the weather being what it’s been, I see you disappearing.
People are looking forward to Spring.
I will look forward to your return after the warm seasons.
This past Sunday, the warming weather & light brings on the seedlings
Well, that and the propane heater…
Many, many babies!
even some of the onions have begun to peek out of the soil.
Each week, more seeding is done.
About 40 trays this past Sunday
Including 8 trays of Spinach
The Spinach seeds remind me of Lupine seeds.
Which I first saw while living in the Mojave Desert.
I’d sit outside with Oni, my cat, sitting on my lap – he’d nap, & I’d collect prickly seeds (in a futile attempt to eradicate them from the yard) while the Lupines, at a certain time of the year, would quietly pop their pods, scattering their speckled seeds.
A little more grey, more flat, & speckled… Would be closer to Lupine. These seeds are Spinach.
Lots and lots of Spinach to come.
This dog is ancient.
His name is Bentley.
Who is nearly 100 or more in dog years. He loves his walks, especially in Winter, and dog biscuits.
We usually walk side by side in a fast clip, but since I had my phone/camera that day, I was lagging behind
And when I stopped to snap a photo, he stopped & looked back, as if to say: what the hell are you doing it’s walk time
Very serious, joyful business: walks.
He rolls & lays in the snow
Which always makes me laugh out loud in sympathetic joy
he sticks close as I peel off my coat & scarf… Then he gets a couple small biscuits
This is the face after cookies, but showing his “cute ears face” because I’m a sucker, & he’s ancient, and to sort of quote Marcel the Shell, “it’s all about snoozin’ & treats” & he knows I’ll give him one more.
Today I got to see Sophie & Izzy
(Photos by Jenny from the previous week)
Sophie is beautiful, no matter how ridiculous…
& Izzy wary & awakened by Sophie who may want to usurp the kitty bed…
It felt so good to be outside today
Walking a path back & forth, back & forth
One of my favorite activities
Home was found
With two entry/exit ways burrowed into the snow bank
Keeping the inside tidy…
It was towards the middle top of this image…
I wrecked somebody’s bathroom.
The forsythia buds are swelling.
Farewell Winter. Thank you, I love you, please come back in October or November for another long visit…?