As I eagerly wait for a few more minutes of daylight each day, I can't complain about our February weather. It's been warm and cozy and my garden is getting a bit more sunshine everyday. Plus, few things in life are better than cuddling with a large, fluffy animal.
Posted on February 17, 2021
JANUARY SHOWERS BRING FEBRUARY FLOWERS
After a crazy storm of storms, we are drying out. I love the days after a rainstorm when the plants grow like crazy. Although my nose (due to allergies) doesn't appreciate all the blooms, they are visually stunning. Kepler is also happy that all that rain is finally over so he can go out and play again.
Happy Chinese New Year, this will be the year of the Ox. I am hoping that the Ox will be a much calmer year than the last, Year of the Rat!
I am also getting ready for spring and propagating some plants. Once our fence is fixed, I'll start planting some of my volunteer tomato
seeds from last season in our new yard.
Posted on February 6, 2021
We ended January with a crazy winter rain storm. I know our West Coast storms are nothing compared to what folks in other parts of the country get so we can't really, really complain too much. But compared to our normal storms, this one was quite a doozy! I was going to finally share some pictures of our "finished" backyard make-over but then the storm came through with 40 miles per hour gusts and blew down our fence! Luckily, it was the side with the old fence and luckily it didn't fall onto anyone or anything. Also luckily, we were still working with the contractor so he will now just put up the same fence he did for the other sides of our yard. So I'll just wait until the fence is done before sharing pictures of our new yard.
During the rain storm, about eight peahens showed up in our back and just hung out there the whole afternoon during the rain. They walked all over the place, pecking at my plants and sitting on Buzz's balcony and our trellis. They didn't bother seeking shelter from the rain, they just stood in the rain. Such silly and crazy birds. Kepler attempted to bark at them but quickly gave up and went back to napping. After two days of heavy rainfall, the winter storm dumped a huge amount of snow in our local mountains, giving us a beautiful view of snow-capped mountains. I have a feeling we'll have a wet Spring.
Posted on February 2, 2021