This was my date for coffee yesterday afternoon. She doesn't say much but that is fine by me. She listens well, smells good and is pretty. Sometimes that is all I want from a companion. Did I mention that she is loyal too? Even the harshest of Winters do not keep her hiding in my heavy clay soil when Spring turns up. I don't know how long she has resided in my backyard - she was waiting for me when I got here. She has been moved, divided and shared and has always done this. This perfect thing she does without fail. As far as I know she has never taken a year off. Has never decided to "skip it" this time around. I suspect she would do this even if she thought no one would bother to notice. Most days I forget to think about her at all, but for the ten days that she is doing this... I can hardly think of anything else.