Second Snowfall Lasting 7 Hours with 6 Inches of Snow
Rabbit Tracks and Escape Under Gate
Temperature Highs in Twenties and Lows in Teens for Two Days
Second Day of Freezing with the Sun's Rays Causing Some Melting
Slushy Streets Re-Froze After Sunset
Mourning Doves Taking Shelter on the Front Porch
A quiet time in the late evening, and all I am able to
accomplish so far is a series of sighs, yawns and staring that always ends up
looking at this keyboard that lays silent.
So…… how’s the weather in your neighborhood?
Winter has already been a rollercoaster ride of ups and
downs…sandals, then mud shoes, then snow boots, then repeat. Although I’m not fond of my front gardens, they
look rather amazing with all the trees and shrubs in such a small space. Branches have been trimmed back from the
driveway and house this early winter giving a more open experience for a few
Looking out the back bedroom window demands a belief that all
will come together in the future when the Summersweet mature and whatever I
plant in the Persimmon’s empty space will outshine it. A native evergreen shrub
that knows how to stay within the boundaries of the space and produce fruit or
berries would be fantastic, but that’s a feat I can only hope to figure out by
With my nasal surgery done, I have an appointment with a
general neurologist to see if he can shine any light on my dizziness and
neuropathy problems. I have been told by
a few people who should know, that it will be unlikely any neurologist will be
able to make that happen :( We shall
I spent this last year watching all the episodes for years
2020 and 2021 on Britbox of Gardeners’ World with Monty Don. He has a personality that draws you into his
world of gardening big time, but when I watch him in his own gardens, I’m sure I
would have no life and feel like death warmed over if I gardened as he does.
Taking out plants just past their prime time to be replaced by
plants just reaching their prime time throughout the growing season seems like
insanity to me, and is probably why my laments of my own gardens looking like
has-beens part of the growing season is so very real. I take out nothing.
I’m greenhouse free, and cats roam my house munching on greens,
so in my reality world I purchase plants started by someone else. I do find satisfaction growing my own
vegetables totally by seed planted directly in the raised beds. It’s an amazing feeling growing from scratch
what one puts on the table.
Dustin was taken to emergency care December 29th and diagnosed with a severe bladder infection, which wasn't diagnosed by his regular veterinary clinic even though he was displaying the symptoms at the time of his yearly checkup.
All paperwork filled out on my smartphone...at least 20 pages
of never ending questions, so I was a slight wreck when I finally finished, and
we could actually drive to our destination.
Dustin has finished the last pain relief pill and will finish the other
medication soon. He appears to be
alright, but we will know for sure next week.
Life is quiet here for me.
The Christmas decorations probably will come down sometime between now
and spring, and in the meantime I will enjoy them as if it’s still Christmas. Vic and I are planning the vegetable gardens,
and we will be planting seeds together.
Vic isn’t a gardener. He calls
himself The Destroyer when he helps in the yard. This may prove to be an interesting year with