Mom gave She Who Must Be Obeyed a set of flower bulbs for indoor "forcing." This weekend the paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus, a sub-species of Narcissus tazetta) opened and we have tall, stringy green stems and leaves topped by beautiful small white blooms. The sun peeked through the overcast for the first time in too long so I shot a couple of photos.
Tasha showed some interest earlier in the sprouting plants –leaf- and stem-chewing interest, that is– but was persuaded to leave the greenery alone. All it took was a firm, gruff "nooooo…" or two, no rough stuff, and Tasha sniffed a little cat sniff and plodded away. She looked quite mysterious rim-lit by this morning's sunlight.