It has been a cool spring. This year we decided to plant three tomato plants in planters, so we could start growing them on our patio. We move the plants into the garage most evenings because it still cools off near freezing. They are becoming beautiful plants. The question is are you suppose to pinch off the blooms at first so the nutrients go into the plant or so you leave them on the plants? I have heard it both ways. Anyone know?
Good Morning. This is the view outside my back window this morning. The little streak in the sky is a jet.
We have had gray, cloudy skies with flurries the past week. It looks like we might see the sun today. Right now it is just 4 above, but has a feels-like temperature of 9 below. Yesterday as we walked out of church is was snowing. I started to sing…It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. It really does feel like Christmas instead of Easter time. No green at all to be seen. But it will come.
Yes, I have been absent for the past month or two. Life has been crazy good. My busiest time of the year is December through March. I think I am starting to see it slow down just a little bit. Garage sales and auctions sales should be starting up in the next month. My youngest should be done with 8th grade in less than 4 weeks. Life is good.
Are you seeing green where you live?
Winter since the beginning of the year has been relatively mild. Yes, we have had below zero temperatures at times, but the wind hasn’t been too strong. Nor have we received a lot of snow since the beginning of the year. However, that changed this weekend. We had a snowstorm. Not a wicked, everything is shut down type of storm, but a storm that brought snow and high winds to make travel difficult. The best part is that the yucky brown is covered with a beautiful white, and knowing it won’t last long, it is easier to enjoy.
January and February have been busy with homeschooling, the boys’ activities, and keeping up with my Shop. There are a couple more weeks left of the crazy schedule. Then life should settle back to the dull roar, and I can start going to auction sales, thrifts and even garage sales again.
Were your January and February restful and relaxing or were they busier than ever?
I love the colors of the Advent season. The reds and greens and the silvers and golds. The colors are cheery and bright.
Are you enjoying the colors? Do you have a favorite Christmas color?
This past weekend we had a winter snow storm. The crazy part is that it started with ice, lots of ice. I had to drive on sheer ice on Friday night to get home. Not fun. Then the storm started. Unfortunately the worst of the storm was around noon on Saturday, so my son’s Confirmation was canceled. We ended up getting 10.5 inches of snow in Bismarck over the weekend. The other crazy part is we had only 13.6 inches of snow all of last winter. But lest you think we don’t get normally get snow, we average around 50 inches of snow for a winter.
Amidst the craziness there is such beauty. Monday it was in the single digits in temperature, but it was finally sunny and no wind. Look at the beauty that ice left.
My house had icicles on the siding. It just glistened in the morning sun.
My favorite shot was the icicles on the netting of the trampoline. Simply beautiful.
So I guess I need to settle into at least four months of cold, snow, wind and ice.
What is your winter like where you live?