Will you forgive me if I gloat--just a bit!--that we are not having the snow and ice that so much of the country has right now? After all, we had more than our share last year and the year before!
In fact, this past Saturday just felt like spring! The sun was shining in our neighborhood and the temps got up close to 50. In the sun, it felt even warmer. If you squint real hard you can probably see just a little snow on the mountains in the distance. But not much! If you squint even harder, you might can imagine that the grass is beginning to turn green! Okay... maybe not.
I made the rounds in the yard checking for buds. I'm sure it won't be long before the rhododendron bush, the little azalea bush, and the lilacs will be blooming!
In the meantime, I'm enjoying my seasonally-challenged Christmas Cactus who usually blooms around Valentines... or Easter... or maybe even Thanksgiving... but never Christmas! (I have a theory that it has to do with hours of daylight, and the days are just too short this far north around Christmas-time.)