Wednesday, January 31, 2018


The forecast for this afternoon and evening is for, wait for it, rain. The ground has not even begun to dry out. And now it will be soggy for that much longer. Everything outdoors is dripping with moisture. Even when it's not raining, it sounds like it's raining.

If it keeps raining, and then freezes, droplets like these will become icicles.

I will be keeping an eye on the temperatures over the weekend. It's predicted to get colder as I mentioned. Just how much colder is not clear. I have to decide when to go cover the fig tree with freeze-protective fabric. Little buds have formed and I don't want to lose them. The same with the bulb patch I planted last fall. The daffs and tulips are up and I don't want to take the chance that they'll freeze, so my plan is to cover them with some leaves for insulation.


  1. It would be a shame to see damage to those buds. We’ve been old to expect extreme winds today. So far, calm and partly sunny. The droplets photo is beautiful.

  2. Yes, that droplets photo is yet another beauty by you, Walt.

    Keeping up with the buds and the weather is something I never thought about when I was younger. I haven't checked to see if any of our daffodils are pushing up, but it certainly seems too early for that here.

  3. looks like diamonds (or swarovski crystals)!

  4. mitch, if the sun ever comes up (20 minutes to go!), it will be a nice sunny morning here. Yippee!

    judy, thanks! Our winters are milder, so now is the time for the bulbs to start showing up. But they started a few weeks ago!

    chm, oui! LOL

    anne marie, they do!

  5. Oh Walt, this photo took my breath away. Bravo.


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