A Rose in Winter

This rose standard usually sits at the bottom of our front porch stairs, but during the last two winters, we've moved the standard into the garage before the first freeze. It surprised us by putting on several tiny pink rose buds, and a few days ago one of them unfurled. It's a treat every time I go out to get in the car, to see that little rose blooming its heart out in the middle of a Kansas January!
Our "three cats in the yard" have decided that life is hard in the yard, and they've taken up permanent residence in the garage and made themselves quite at home there. Tonight our teenage daughter brought each one into the house in turn for a little special attention (and a few licks of vanilla pudding from a spoon.)


Kerri said...

What a treasure to have a rose blooming in winter! Your kitties are loved, obviously. Lucky kitties! The calico is a pretty girl :)

Deborah Raney said...

Biscuit, the pretty calico who showed up on our doorstep a couple of years ago, produced 9 darling kittens in two litters. We kept her girl Sundae (the fluffy yellow and white kitty in the photo above) and we keep track of the others in their new homes (one fellow lives just up the street, and the others are less than an hour away.) It's amazing how attached you get to kittens in the few short weeks it takes them to grow up!

P.S. Feb. 6 and that rose tree continues to bloom!