Well below average temperatures will reach the Gulf Coast ... Tuesday and Wednesday.I realize that readers in Canada and the Northeast and Midwest are not sympathetic to us when we complain about an expected low tonight of 23º and a high today of 'only' 46ºF but our blood is thin and we hardly expect to cope with cold for more than a day at a time.
Beverage Station: we used to just call this an electric teakettle and a coffee maker. Yesterday I announced that we were almost out of Cocoa Mix. He-Who-Mows laughed when I remembered that we have a whole canister of Cocoa powder, a gallon of milk and some sugar. I haven't forgotten how.
The low this morning was 31. When I looked outside, a half dozen Angel Trumpet blooms were still hanging. Tonight will finish them off.
I've only been outside to open the greenhouse doors when the temperature inside reached 87º despite a cold wind 'right from the North.' Heat builds in a hurry when the sun shines on an enclosed space. The cat was ecstatic to get get inside to loll on a warm bench.
Stone Gable Blog is having a giveaway:
related to Gingerbread
Spicy cardamom • Crystallized ginger • Golden amber • Fresh-ground cinnamon
and Frazier Fir
Crisp Siberian Fir needles • Heartening cedarwood • Relaxing sandalwood
-- both fragrances redolent of Christmases past.