Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The snow is mostly gone

But we still have our memories. Much better. And the very cold air is also gone. We're back to the normal cold and humid air that comes in with weather systems from the North Atlantic. It will be interesting to see how the remainder of winter turns out.

I remember this like it was yesterday. Actually, it was last week.

The Great Snowy Mole Mountain Range is now just piles of dirt in the lawn. Which reminds me of all the work that's coming up in the garden. Once they thaw, I will have to remove all those hills. The dirt will likely end up in the vegetable garden. The roses need pruning, and, as it warms up, I've got some larger trees to trim. I want to get the mistletoe out of the big apple tree, so I'll be cutting out some large limbs. And fewer limbs equals fewer apples to pick up in the fall.


  1. Catherine near Lille15 February, 2012 15:00

    After your painful hedge-trimming experience Walt, are you not tempted to pay someone to do the pruning and so on?

    Thanks for posting the recipe yesterday. It was good translation practice for me to read it in French, plus the weights and temperature are in metric so no need to convert. Voila!

    Bonne journée!

  2. Good idea to prune your apple trees!

  3. And in exactly a month, it will be the Ides of March and then St Pat's day :-)

  4. It's still beautiful ... in pictures. So much work to look forward to!

  5. Thanks (I think) for reminding me of all the work I have to do this spring when the cold leaves. There is always a catch.

  6. Walt,

    The word verification has stepped up. I had to go five tries before I could comment. My poor old head.

  7. soon enough it will be spring!

  8. Great News of the warming of the temperatures!

    Mary in Oregon

  9. catherine, yes, I'm considering that for the hedge this fall. The other stuff I should be able to handle.

    evelyn, I've done it before (not the big one, though), but they need it again.

    t.b., yay!

    mitch, it will be nice to be able to be outside again.

    ron, ain't it the truth!

    michael, yippee!

    mary, yes!


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