Sunday, December 14, 2014
a promise made
We've been having some nice weather this past week. Daytime temps in the mid 60s to low 70s. This is more normal for us than the cold we were having a couple of weeks ago. It has not been unusual to be in the low 70s on christmas. Winter follows soon after though. That whole wheel in the sky thing. Winter usually follows on the heels of the solstice even though the days will start to get longer.
Besides some of the roses
which put on their late fall burst, and a yellow butterfly ginger bud which has been growing glacially to the point I was convinced we were going to have a freeze before it ever decided to bloom,
I didn't see the little moth dining on the nectar until I downloaded the images
not much else is happening in the yard beyond the lingering fall bloomers whose remaining flowers are getting smaller and fewer. It's the resting time of year after all but while many things are bedding down for the winter, some things are waking up.
Like the little red lilies that blanketed the yard of the old city house and bloom in late winter/early spring that are springing up out here in the places where I have been trying to get them established...
and the baby blue eyes, which also bloom early spring, are also sprouting in a couple of areas so I'm happy about that.
And the poppies...
and larkspur that is coming up again along the driveway having migrated out of the bed they started in...
and judging by the number of bluebonnets sprouting up in the front and back, it's going to be a good year for them next year.
These will see me through, watching their progress, waiting for the first blooms of spring.