Dec 13, 2010
I'm SNOW excited... & a Holiday Message...
This has been going on since this morning, no signs of stopping yet! To the people who don't believe in climate change, I say "hmmmpf"! Used to be we would go 5-6 years without seeing so much as a flake, but for the past 3 years, we have had accumulation - but this is the first year it has happened this early.
I always love seeing the winter garden photos other bloggers post, I finally have some of my own to share!
This is a Dwarf Burning Bush (Euonymus) - I use that term loosely since my "dwarf" is 7 feet high by about 10 feet wide/
I had hope for some of my garden.... we had temps in the 20's at night that killed a lot, but then yesterday it was in the upper 50's so I thought I might be able to get rid of the outer limp leaves and go on, but today has sealed the fate of the fall garden.
Above are the peas, sadly they were still covered with blossoms.
Below, Cauliflower & Broccoli Beds. I did manage to get a bit of broccoli harvested and eat many salads from the bed of greens before weather took its toll.
Frantic knitting... yes indeed that is FOUR different projects going at once. Thankfully, this seems to be the only area of my life I suffer from ADD in, who knew? And yes, that was an active decision by myself to bring the entire bottle of wine out, you never know...
This photo bears repeating in light of today's festive weather:
Last but certainly not least, I wanted to share our family's "perfect Christmas song" for this year. I've been doing this military life for over 20 years now (not even counting my childhood as a Navy brat), and even I turn to a sobbing mess when listening to this! We are very lucky in that hubby IS sailing home for Christmas, but I hope you can listen and watch the entire thing and keep those who won't be home and their families with an empty seat at the holiday table in your thoughts this year. You probably all know someone, either a family member, friend, or just someone's family "down the street" who could use your good wishes and love this Christmas. My brother is among them, he will be spending Christmas in a cold, mountainous place half a world away - we are thinking of you and will drink some extra holiday cheer in your honor! Hope we get to hear from you over the holiday, we miss you, we love you very much, and are so proud of you.