Noll's Hiatus Ends....Perhaps

There is a saying among friends, "Don't be a stranger." 
What began as a brief hiatus, morphed into an impasse;
an impasse that bred neglect. 
Regretfully, I became a stranger. 
The cats are unchanged.  Noll sits under his purple plum tree musing, as often as he is allowed.  A few days ago, as I paused to photograph the flowering kaga plum, Noll climbed the old apple tree.  (I wished I could have captured that look of utter glee on his face.)  Tiggy still takes little catnaps in the catnip and comes running when I say the words "cookie time."  Uncle Keaks and Luigi, eat, and sleep at their leisure, and play a slow version of cat-tag only they understand.

I meant to write, I meant to visit.  I meant to do a number of things.  Instead, while waiting for winter's discontent to end and April's rains to pass, I took up watercoloring to brighten my slough.  A new diversion.  Much like Noll's Nip once was.  I have found much joy writing Noll's Nip, traveling the blogosphere with all of you.

It is now May, the small joys lurking in the yard, are like crumbs guiding me back -a patch of tulips looking like scoops of sherbert, the first migrating humingbird, an evening rainbow, the sound of the starling hatchlings, their cheeps echoing down the chimney- guiding me back to what, I do not know. 

As of now, I believe, there is no more to tell.  Have I finally succumbed to this melee inside of me?  Am I now, finally, as finicky as my cats; and as fickle as the weather.  Perhaps I will change my mind tomorrow.  Perhaps not.   


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Welkhome Bakhk My Tasty Pal!


Cheysuli and gemini said...

Ah Noll... isn't that lovely. It is important to be fickle and write when you want and what you want. After all, blogs should be fun!

Angel and Kirby said...

We have missed you! We hope you find your way back. THis is a lovely post

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

Good to see you back! Love the watercolor so much!

Elyse K said...

Hello, Noll and Kareen! This is a lovely post!

Danielle said...

It's good to see you again, Noll!

We LOVE your mom's water colors!

Darlene said...

Well Sista if it must be then it shall. Hopefully though we will see Noll and the others maybe once a week atleast. Because where would we be without Nip!

Cyber-sibes said...

Nice to see our kitty furiend again… we missed you. But we understand, as mom more & more often neglects our blog. Well, except for that marathon photoshop & posting during the Royal wedding. That was fun.

Welcome back!

jack & moo

Amy and The House of Cats said...

It is good to see you - we have missed you. We understand if you feel that it is time to take a break from blogging but we hope you will come by occasionally and let us know how you are all doing, and of course post some pictures - they are always so wonderful! We will see you when we see you - whenever that will be!

Batu said...

I hope you enjoyed your hiaitus! I missed your musings.....lovely photos too.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We love this post! So heartfelt and we, too, are so behind in visiting and posting we think maybe we should just visit kitties that visit us and remind us how good it feels to get mews from our friends. Teri says she follows too many bloggies that maybe are 'lurkers' who never stop to say hi...and while there is that 'blogging without obligation' quip...it just takes a lot of time and effort to visit everyone we follow on a regular basis and our dear friends don't see us often enough!