Thursday, January 17, 2013

Winter Returns just when We Were Getting Used to Warm

Just yesterday we were in short sleeves and enjoying warm weather as if it would last all winter. This morning the wind picked up and icy threats of winter blew in. Nighttime temperatures will hover near freezing for a few days and the days will not be balmy.

It was starting to look like Spring.
Daffodils put on foliage.  I even saw a bud.
Desirable plants were not the only ones coming up. Dandelions and bittercress and Florida Betony welcomed warm days. This hyacinth was fooled by a short chill and warm days and bloomed before it got out of the ground because of the warm weather.
I moved the viola and pansy pots to the bench under the cedar tree.
The tall urn has Chlorophytum which had put on new growth.
It will get nipped back again. I don't have room inside for
all the spider plants so some get to stay outside, where they go
dormant most of the time. This one didn't listen.
The clouds were already rolling in and we had rain last night.
Pansies, gotta love 'em!
Daisies, too.
We'll grumble and complain through the cold spell. We'll eat chili and drink hot cranberry juice.
I don't think any harm was done by unseasonal warm weather. It isn't as though it doesn't happen every year and we're always surprised.
Linking to Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday. Too cold to fertilize now, but glad to have a bloom or two to share.


  1. Same thing here, a few days it actually reaches the 70's and today calling for snow! Beautiful blooms you have there, I'm sooo ready for Spring!
    Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments!

  2. Hello!!

    Thanks so much for your visit!!

    We won't see any type of flowers here until about April. We are still in the throws of Winter here in the the Northeast!


  3. It was nice that you had a bit of warm, spring-like weather. I hope the frigid temps won't last long for you. At 5:18 a.m. it is 54 and feels like it is 48. It's cozy inside and I am thankful for that.

    Have a good day ~ FlowerLady

  4. It's so nice to see touches of spring in your yard. It will be awhile here before we welcome spring.

  5. We had one of our very few hard frosts last night. Think most of my plants will be ok, hope yours are too. I am glad to have some cold is needed.
    Warm cranberry juice? Interesting.

  6. Mother Nature sure does like to tease us. I guess it wakes us up and gets us planning. I'm your latest follower.

  7. We're having a pretty mild winter. I would rather have it be plenty cold now, and nice and warm once spring gets here. It's cool you have some blooms now.

  8. I am desperate to see spring...or even the sun would be
    thank you so much for linking in this week. I always enjoy having time to get around and look at what everyone shared with us! I hope to see you again soon! I am sharing this post on the tootsie time facebook page as well!
    hugs from Alberta Canada!

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