I've been away from the blog for a while now. I hate to tell everyone, who might be freezing in the cold temperatures elsewhere, that it's been hard to stay inside because of our unusually warm December days (in the 60's!!!) I'm sure it will all come crashing down on us soon but for now, I'm enjoying every second we get. This time last year we had been buried in snow for two months! Anyway, I've been outside, in my capri's, watering the garden, raking, planting some last minute bulbs, etc. The pond was put to bed (covered with the solar panels) a month ago:
But it still looks very much like this photo today (no snow cover!) Yay. I'm the happiest girl on the planet right now. Yesterday I checked the water temperature and it was nearly 50 degrees! Those panels may not be attractive but they sure work.
While I was bent down retrieving the thermometer, I saw some bulbs poking up:
I think this one might be a spanish bluebell? Whatever, I don't know what they are doing up now??? Maybe the warm weather has tricked them?
The other thing that has kept me away (and busy) is preparing for my annual cookie exchange. This tower of "Buck-eyes" was duplicated again last night:
and totally gone today! Now that the party is over, I need to get serious about some shopping and cards (if I indeed send any).
At least the house is decorated and temperatures are supposed to return to seasonal by Thursday ~ maybe that will get me back indoors!