Monday, January 5, 2009

What Yesterday Looked Like

Thomas, the cat who visits, stopped by as the last of the Christmas lights were coming off the front of the house. He had a bowl of ham and some cream and then curled up by the fire with a pinch of catnip for a three hour snooze. Lately, he spends less time patrolling the birdbath and more time fixated on gopher holes.

The field next door, where most of the gopher holes are. To the delight of the resident skunks, possums and occasional raccoon, our rainy December brought a lush layer of soft grass, with wildflowers to follow soon.

The angel's trumpet tree in the backyard is bursting with blooms. It's really supposed to be a shrub, but we've been trimming it into a tree for years now, so ferns and shade loving flowers bloom in the dappled sunlight beneath it.

The much-loved ginkgo tree has lost all but a hand full of leaves, finally. It's late this year - surely that means something, weather-wise. If you look closely, you can see the buds are already forming and it could start to turn green again any day now.

1 comment:

High Desert Diva said...

Lovely pics. Thomas looks so content! What a good host you are to have catnip on hand for him.