Saturday, January 12, 2008


but I thought I would share a few moments from the last few days with you...
Today it just made it into the mid 50s. Well, almost... Is 53.7 amost the mid 50s? Or am I being an optimist??? Whatever. It is supposed to be in the 40s for the next week, which is seasonable. So I guess the window will be closed. Ratty (the Rascal) does love to birdwatch. They are so close they can smell each other's breath! I guess the chickadee must have a lot of faith in the screen. Brave boy! Punkin enjoyed sunbathing. He followed me all around the yard as I looked to see what was blooming and what wasn't. This shows the damage the temps in the teens the previous week did to Debutante. The red camellias have come back out. It is hard to believe they had this many blooms before the cold, but if you look closely, there are loads of brown frozen blooms there. I picked a few of these to put on the table. We are supposed to drop back into the 20s at night again for a week or so. Do you see how big this bush has gotten???? Geez! While I was out near the edge of the woods checking out the camellias, I noticed this tree... see it just left of center? The top blew off a couple of years ago, Ernesto? A Nor'easter? I have no idea, but the tree has grown new branches up at the top. Strange, huh?

1 comment:

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It must be nice to live where there are plants blooming in the Winter. All is white here but if you look close their are plants with berries on all Winter, which help feed some birds. The only place in Canada where they grow flowers year round is in Victoria, BC

The regrowth on the tall stump of a tree is what trees usually do. Some do it in a spectacular fashion, like poplars. If you have a stump from a poplar it may grow "branches" out of the stump as well as send up suckers from the root system.

If you have an evergreen with it's lead broken off; cut off all the branches on the round of branches below the break, except one. That one will become the new lead and in a few years it will be hard to see where the damage occured.