Monday, January 12, 2015

A January sunrise

This was our sunrise on Sunday. The day was clear and bright with no clouds at all (after those morning clouds cleared off). It was a good day all over, which was nice for the massive demonstrations held in Paris and other cities around the nation.

If you look closely, you can see three contrails made by jets heading south.

It's now time for January outdoor chores. Because of our recent windy fronts, there are a lot of downed twigs and branches that need to be gathered up and set aside for kindling. I also have to prune the roses and the big hydrangea, and trim back the lavender bushes. Sometime between now and February, the garden contractor is coming back to prune two of our apple trees. The result will be smaller trees with fewer branches (and maybe fewer apples to fall on the ground), and that should allow more morning sunlight to shine on the vegetable garden this summer.


  1. Great to be able to be planning for the vegetable garden this summer!

  2. Walt, I love that you just pick up and move on. :)

  3. I like your 'image of the week' in the sidebar. It immediately reminded me of the 'Angelus', a famous painting by Jean-François Millet, who, if I'm not mistaken, is a contemporary of chm's grandfather. Martine

  4. So glad the weather was good yesterday! I went to a funeral Friday and the weather was cold but sunny- it makes a difference.
    Good idea for your apple trees. You definitely need fewer apples.

  5. judy, I know. Still, gotta get through the next few months...

    angiemanzi, oh-bla-di, oh-bla-da!

    martine, I'm not familiar with it... I'll have to look it up!

    evelyn, sorry to hear about that. And fewer apples would be nice.


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