It’s Still January

28 Jan

Pink Manzanita BlossomsI don’t get it person. What’s the big deal? Why are you taking pictures of those bushes?

So it’s only January, so what? What’s January?

Those bushes have blossoms on them? Oh, now I get it. Those bushes are really mixed up. They’re not supposed to have blossoms this time of year, are they?

Do you think those blossoms got really bored and decided to peak out to see what was happening?

Maybe we’re going to get late snow this year and those blossoms thought they’d sneak out while there wasn’t any. Or maybe they got really mad at one of my trail dog friends who was trying to water them and they thought they’d better come out and give him what for.

I think I’d better check that out. What kind of bushes did you say these were? Manzanita?

Bongo Sniffing Manzanita

Well, little Manzanita blossoms. I find no evidence of any of my dog buddies around here. You’re going to have to come up with a better reason for showing yourselves or go back where you came from.

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Posted by on January 28, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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47 responses to “It’s Still January

  1. thesweetkitten

    January 28, 2012 at 10:41 am

    It’s the same in Belgium, Bongo. Temperatures were too high and nature got confused. But now winter is here and temperatures are hardly above zero.

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Sweet Kitten, we had an early snow in December and since then it’s been like spring most days.

    • Dianda

      January 29, 2012 at 5:24 am

      Same in Holland!

      • Bongo

        January 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm

        Dianda, I guess the weather is strange all over the world this year.

  2. megtraveling

    January 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

    You ask really good questions! I’d like to know the reasons, too. And the blossoms are very pretty 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks Megtraveling. I’m always trying to figure out the answers to things.

  3. rumpydog

    January 28, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Here it’s been warmer than usual also. Our neighbor that has lots of lovely flowers has her iris already coming out of the ground. It is a bit early for that isn’t it?

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      Rumpy, it sounds early for iris to me. Maybe I should check and see if any are coming up around here.

  4. Mom

    January 28, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Early or not, you can’t deny the beauty of spring!

    That picture of you sniffing the manzanita is quite possibly my favorite picture of you, Bongo. There’s something about a doggy nose that just gets me. Be sure to let your person know so she can take more pictures of your lovely snout 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Thanks Mom. My person says I wasn’t cooperating very well when she tried to take a picture of me sniffing, but when she put that picture on her computer she thought it looked pretty cool.

  5. Hawk aka BrownDog

    January 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Hi Y’all,

    Just hopped by to catch up on your happenings and say hello!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Hi Hawk, I’ll send my person over your way too so we can see what you’ve been up to.

  6. barb19

    January 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    No point in wondering why Bongo, the weather is crazy the world over! Just enjoy the flowers popping out whilst you can – might be snowing next week!

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      Barb, it’s been like spring most days here. I love the warm weather, but snow would be nice too.

  7. Shary Hover

    January 28, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Beautiful photos! I have a manzanita in my yard (no idea how it survives at this elevation) and it’s flowering already, too. I hope we don’t have to pay for this early spring with a late frost.

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      Shary, the survival of your manzanita must say something about the gardener.

  8. henrythebrave

    January 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    How lovely to see the blooms of spring in winter. Alas, they may not last, should Jack Frost return.

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Henry, I certainly hope Jack Frost doesn’t wipe out all those beautiful blossoms.

  9. eripanwkevin

    January 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Those blossoms of Manzanita are lovely! Are they supposed to be out in early Summer..aren’t they? In Japan, the average temperature is much much lower than usual and we’re freezing!
    I hope that Spring will be coming soon… 🙂 I love peeing on flowers! Oops!!

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      Kevin, I think the manzanita usually bloom in late winter or early spring – just not this early. Whatever weather pattern we’re experiencing this winter must be sending colder than usual weather to Japan and warmer than usual weather to the States. I like spring too, for the same reason you do – although we have green stuff all year that’s good for peeing on.

  10. Bassetmomma

    January 29, 2012 at 12:42 am

    What pretty blossoms! And what a cute nose!

    • Bongo

      January 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks Bassetmomma.

  11. angelswhisper2011

    January 29, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Bongo, not only the flowers are confused, also the animals are mixed up. We have to look after Herman, our garden hedgehog, because he can come out of his winter sleep. This also happened a few years ago when it became also spring during the winter. I like the picture of you’re nose: it’s soooo cute 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 29, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks Angelswhisper. I haven’t ever got to meet a hedgehog. My person says they’re really cute but she’s only seen them in pictures.

  12. misswhiplash

    January 29, 2012 at 5:34 am

    there is not a flower in sight in my garden , just loads of snow..but I bet that somewhere deep under there the snowdrops are beginning to appear.

    you can have my snow..completely free. no charge whatsoever, guaranteed, cold , wet, fluffy, deep snow

    • Bongo

      January 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      Patreciau, I would love to run and jump in your snow. My person says I can’t bring it over here though, so I guess I’ll have to come visit you.

  13. For the Love of My Dogs

    January 29, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Love it, Bongo! It is very warm here too– we can’t believe it’s only January and 85 degrees! Sheesh, where did the winter go?! Those pink flowers are very pretty– you guys have some really neat things in the desert!

    Have a wonderful Sunday 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Deanna, it’s not quite 85 here, but is sure has been nice outside. Some years we have very beautiful flowers in the desert. My person says we didn’t get many last year so maybe we’ll get a bunch this year.

  14. jdlarkin

    January 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I can’t all the blooms, I hope they make it through the rest of the winter and spring. Spring is my favorite time because of the flowers, if they weren’t there I would be so sad.

    • Bongo

      January 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      Jenna, my person likes the spring flowers a lot too. I pretend I like them but I’m really just checking to see which of my friends have been by lately.

  15. Chancy, Mumsy and Crew

    January 29, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Oh, we think that is very nice you already have blossoms to enjoy around your place sweet Bongo. We will have buttercups blooming soon but nothing now and we love those pretty blossoms. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      January 29, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, my person really likes the blossoms. She says the prettiest ones we will have are the cactus flowers. I don’t sniff those too closely. Sometimes they attack.

  16. Sunshine

    January 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    That’s sweet Bongo. I’m glad you and your buds contribute to the ecology and water stuff around the place. Good on ya bud! 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      Sunshine, one of the best parts of going for a walk in the woods is being able to water the plants.

  17. colliesofthemeadow

    January 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Hi Bongo!
    We have never seen one of these bushes for they do not grow around here. It is so cool to see the beautiful nature that is around you! Thank you for showing it to us!

    God Bless You!

    The Collies and Chuck 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 29, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Collies and Chuck, it’s fun to share pictures of things around here because we do have a lot of plant and animal life and unique scenery that doesn’t exist in most places.

  18. marina kanavaki

    January 30, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Manzanita blossoms look beautiful! [Love the nose!]

    • Bongo

      January 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Thanks Marina. The blossoms are small, but beautiful. My person likes the way the bushes look with their red bark and all.

  19. eof737

    January 30, 2012 at 2:11 am

    The weather has been warm and some of my blooms are peeking through… 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 30, 2012 at 11:54 am

      eof737, it’s kind of fun to have spring sneak in and surprise us early.

  20. jaxart4animals

    January 30, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I guess it doesn’t feel like winter ANYWHERE… I thought it was just the Midwest that was out of whack.

    • Bongo

      January 30, 2012 at 11:58 am

      Jaxart4animals, my blogging friends are telling me that many places around the world are warmer than usual this winter – and a few are colder.

  21. Susie C.

    January 30, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Bongo, you have a photogenic nose! My Sweet Pea’s looks just like it. I’ll bet your person gives it kisses. Don’t get it near the cactus! 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks Susie, I’d love to sniff noses with Sweet Pea sometime. And thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  22. 2browndawgs

    January 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Wow blossoms in January. That is something. Pretty though.

    • Bongo

      January 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Brown Dawgs, it was pretty exciting seeing blossoms in January.


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