Monday, March 14, 2011

Just Monday

Today has been a chilly and rainy day. I don’t think the temperature got above the mid 40’s. And with the dampness it just felt cold. Even my grandchildren who tend to go barefooted and in short sleeves whenever it’s above freezing told me it was cold today. We kept a fire going in the stove all day.  It felt good to stand close to the stove and just soak up that warmth. Here’s a photo of the stove I enjoy cooking on. That’s a pot of chili sitting on it cooking…was a few weeks ago.


Today I cooked a pot of beans on it. Then made cornbread muffins baked in the wood stove oven. Made for a yummy supper.

Anne and I are planning on going treasure hunting on Wednesday. We’ve been trying to go once a month. This Wednesday is to be a beautiful day weather wise…sunny and 65 degrees.

It is sure looking a lot like spring around here. The daffodils have been blooming. Didn’t realize I had so many until they started blooming. I need to thin some of them and plant in other spots. The yellow of the daffodils is so cheery after a cold, gray winter. The lilacs are leafing out. Noticed growth started on the roses. The phlox are growing, also the blue flax, dianthus, cat mint, mums, salvia, irises, and a number of others whose names won’t come to me. When we have a sunny day and I’m home, I need to take some pictures.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Rain and Video

Today is a rainy day. Thankfully it’s not storming or even windy. It’s just raining. Smile

Garry and I just watched a video that I’m sure some of you would enjoy. It’s about Hummingbirds showing things about them I never knew. Here’s a little bit about the actual film…this lasts around 9 minutes. For some reason I had difficulty locating the video on their site, so here’s the link to save you the same frustration. It takes a bit to load. At first I thought it wasn’t going to unless I agreed to donate, so be patient. AND enjoy seeing those amazing little creature up close. It runs approximately 50 minutes.

Here’s a photo of my Hummingbird vine, also know as Cardinal Climber from last summer. Figured since I was on the subject of hummers it’d fit.