Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Monday was relatively warm. I say relatively because temps were in the high 60s and when it's cold outside and we have the heater on, high 60s is where we keep it and it doesn't exactly feel warm. Monday was also overcast and humid and it was warm enough to have the doors open which I did til the afternoon when I closed them. We unloaded the car and that was the most productive thing I did all day. I never did feel warm until around 5 when I grudgingly took the dog for a walk.
Monday is also one of my yoga days and I didn't go. I was reading, covered with a blanket and my feet were still cold. I didn't feel like making the effort to drive to the town just down the road where the class is so instead I fed the dog and then took her for our quick walk down the block and back. And then I felt warm. And more energetic than I'd felt all day. Well, damn, if I'd done this a half hour earlier, I'd have gone to yoga so when we got back, before I sat down anywhere I got my mat and did about a 30 minute workout. Yay me!
Yesterday was warm though, low 70s, so I got out there and finished clearing the wildflower mini meadow. Only in one small area had seedlings sprouted so I hope that now the bluebonnets, evening primrose, queen anne's lace, clasping cone flower, etc. will start to sprout. Those tall dead stalks behind it are ringing the old burn pile, now brush pile that is slowly sinking back to the ground, are field sunflowers and another thing that gets huge but does not bloom. I have to get out there today and get those down and cart all the debris piles from yesterday to the truck. Only getting to the mid 60s today and overcast with no hint of sun.
I noticed yesterday that it finally got cold enough last weekend to turn the remaining gingko leaves bright yellow but all in all it's pretty dreary out there. Well, except for the pansies I planted last month and of course the ever blooming penta even though the foliage is looking pretty much the worse for wear and a few other things that are valiantly and sparsely carrying on. I'm still not seeing the amount of birds I'm used to seeing this time of year but right now there is a pair of mockingbirds chasing each other in and around the red tip photinia outside my window.
Well, I'd best get out there and get to it.