BECAUSE, OF COURSE, IT'S all about me, right? To tell you the truth I had a strong suspicion we'd see more cold weather before winter's final farewell so this doesn't really surprise me. I mean, look what the rest of the country has endured. Even my friends in Texas and Florida are seeing colder than normal temps.
Fortunately my supervisor at work is a very understanding human being, well aware of my propensity to panic if I'm on snowy roads. I'm stay-cationing, watching the snowflakes pile up into heaps and mounds.
Here is my trusty-rusty-under-the-covered-patio thermometer at 10 AM this morning.
|About 25 degrees F|
|About 21 degrees F.|
|The pillar isn't crooked. The photographer was feeling the chill and didn't have the patience|
to hold the camera steady.
However, in the midst of my blubbering about the weather, there is good news to share! It started when Tammy of Casa Mariposa fame alerted me to Oregon blogger Susan Troccolo's Life-Change-Compost blog. Susan was running a contest for the best advice on redesigning her shady front garden bed. Never known for my brevity, I launched right in to all the things I would do if I were undertaking such a challenge in my garden. Well, Susan was apparently pleased because lookie what came in the mail!
I went a little overboard purchasing seeds this year and was trying to figure out how I was going to get them all going. I already have one heat mat and yippee now I have two.
Thank you Susan for your generosity. If you've got a few minutes, please hop over and say hi to Susan.