Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Chasing Snowdrops

My endurance for work is on a low ebb. Or maybe it is an enthusiasm deficit in the face of cold, wet and brown. I was tired when I got home and thought a walk would be good to help build my endurance back up. I thought the three lazy creatures I live with should go to after sleeping all day.

There are some crocus coming up by my front porch. They appeared during the pre-winter warm spell and hadn't budged since they first came up. Two days of warm has them moving again. The cold will be back on Thursday.

"Come on. Let's go for a walk." My little pride follows. Miss Collar is always in the rear so Button can't sneak up behind her and jump on her head.

I looked in a lot of the right places and did not see any crocus coming up. I am seeing more daffodils just breaking ground.

On a warm sunny day the snowdrops open their petals wide. I have seen a number of bees crawling inside.

When we arrived next door, Button and Miss Dinah promptly sat down. Lazy beasts! Miss Collar maintained her distance. I wandered around the garden looking at snowdrops and picking up sticks.

The trip back home was more problematic. Miss Dinah gets a bit scared when she loses sight of me and starts wailing. I have to keep calling until she finds me. Button waited in ambush and pounced on poor Miss Collar, his common tactic, as she followed behind. There was a mad chase through the forest, over limbs and logs and into the stream. She got away.

Now we can rest.


Lisa Greenbow said...

The kitties provide a lot of entertainment.

Christopher C. NC said...

Yes they do.

beverly said...

I find animals to be excellent company. But not as good as snowdrops!

Christopher C. NC said...

Bev they do keep me company and forever moving through a range of emotions, the cats, not the snowdrops.

Lola said...

My Ling Ling is a lot of company to me. She is so funny at times. Keep looking for my snowdrops but not yet. Even working in yard for last 2 days. Tomorrow is another 1. This warmth sure has put fire under me. Lol.

Christopher C. NC said...

I have to get to work when it is warmer and not raining Lola. The cold will be back soon. The snowdrops are just the beginning. Thousands upon thousands more bulbs to go.