Suddenly Spring

tortie cat in greens
Cookie is in the green.

Cookie sits amid the sprouting grass and forget-me-nots, deciding where in the yard to explore first.

Just a week ago Cookie’s speckled tortie coat still blended into the background of dormant grass, leaves and twigs and I would often lose track of her when she stood still. Now I have no problem at all as everything has greened up in just the past week and her camouflage has lost its effectiveness.

We’ve been checking the progress on what we planted in the garden last month, and this week the peas finally began sprouting, and while the spinach and lettuce had sent up a few scouts earlier they sprouted in earnest this week and began to grow. The asparagus sent up some spears and the violets, along with the forget-me-nots, added some color to the greenery. Cookie and I are glad our back yard is finally starting to look familiar, and it’s warm enough to take our walk!

And Cookie got to take a little rest on our picnic table, one of her favorite spots. Now it’s in dappled sun but when the trees leaf out it’s pretty much in shade. We took a little time to remember Namir; the three of us spent quite a few mornings and afternoons out there, and the picnic table was always a favorite spot for observation.

And with that, it’s officially the outdoor season.

tortie cat on picnic table
Cookie is ready to supervise my work.


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6 thoughts on “Suddenly Spring

  • April 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    It is hard to get a picture of a tortie in the brown grass and sticks. Cookie looks so much like our Splitters. She even has the same split face. You sure look good Cookie in all that greenness.

  • April 25, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    She is truly a beauty. Spring is her time and I do love to see the new growth. All things are alive. Your pics are always so real and have a way of drawing the viewer into them. Great work.

    • April 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      Bernie, Cookie is never as happy as when she’s out in her back yard–or as unhappy as when I won’t take her out there!

  • April 24, 2011 at 9:17 am

    There’s something magical about that top photo, Bernadette. It’s almost like Cookie popped in from another reality, just to say hello, and will be leaving shortly to visit another world. Beautiful!

    • April 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

      She is just as surprised as I am–especially when the sun suddenly came out and everything literally lit up with color!


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