that is coming.
Forget the fact that it was 12 degrees this morning when I got up at 5:30. I grudgingly trudged to the garage and gathered kindling and wood to make a fire in the woodstove. Yes, for the past two or three days, this wasn’t necessary and I had already resigned myself to the fact that I might no longer need to build and maintain fires in the stove. Ah well…
We do know that warmer days are coming no matter what the thermometer says today!
I am a sucker for flowers. I love having flowers in the house. They are cheerful and add so much color! I couldn’t resist this Spring Cactus as I was walking through Walmart last Thursday.
We have had some temperatures that were so warm, I actually grumbled a bit because I got overheated doing my work around the house! We had the windows open and one night, we ran the whole house fan the entire night to cool the house! With all this warm weather, the tiny Crocus plants I had uncovered from a deep bed of leaves practically flowered overnight!
I always had problems in the past….it seems the bulbs I planted for some spring flowers would disappear! This year, however, it seems as though the crop of springtime harbingers has multiplied immensely! I have so many pretty Crocuses in purple, white, and stripes! As I photographed some on Sunday, I noticed another sign of spring in the form of a Bumblebee working away to gather pollen!
I did save the best for last, though. As I was working in the bedroom, a Goldfinch caught my eye. I could see that the vibrant yellow coloration was returning to a little male sitting on a branch outside the window. I walked over and grabbed a camera, but when I returned, the little bird had flown off. Disappointed, I was about to walk away from the window when something else caught my attention……
Yes, this beautiful little male Eastern Bluebird sat and posed so nicely for just a few seconds! What a treat!
Today, the temperature is to remain only in the 30’s, but then it is supposed to warm up into the 50’s the rest of the week!
Last night, we attended a Passover Seder at the home of our friends, Bill and Carolyn. Mark has been practicing with Carolyn, Sue, and another Carolyn for music for not only last night’s Seder, but another one on Saturday night. Bill is such a tough guy….on Sunday night, he got the chills, then became a bit “out of it”. After reducing a fever, he went to the doctor on Monday morning. The doctor ordered an x-ray and found Bill had the beginnings of pneumonia in his right lung. When he told me on Monday when I spoke to him, I asked if he would still be able to have the Seders! He replied that of course he would! He had already done lots of his preparations on Sunday.
The Seder last night was wonderful. Bill made a fantastic meal to follow the reading of the Haggadah. Please pray for Bill. Although he is a tough guy, even tough guys need some rest! The music was awesome as well. The only downside to the night was that it was bitter cold and the roads were slippery! Thankfully, our trip home was non eventful.
Although it is chilly outside today, the sun is shining and we are cozy and warm inside!