Thursday, March 26, 2015

It doesn't take a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

The weatherman says cooler weather is moving in, but I would have known without his forecast, because today when I went outside to lunch on the picnic tables, I could feel it in the wind.

Clouds as grey as ash swept across the sky toward the northeast.  The sun was warm, but you could feel the atmosphere changing.

Thankfully the front moved slowly and there wasn't a lot of moisture in the air.  Together those two things add volatility that can be violent here.

Tonight when I stepped out to dump scraps into the composter, the mercury had dropped 20 degrees and rain had started to fall.  Tomorrow night the temps will drop down near freezing, so I'll be saying a little prayer for the peaches.

I hope you all have a remarkable Friday.


  1. My best wishes to you and the peaches. Temperatures here are so predictably mild, we forget there is uncertainty elsewhere. This is probably why Californians don't bring up the drought in conversation. Too many think we can sell evaporated produce --just add water-- to a hungry nation.

  2. I swear I saw the cooler temp roll was a gray foggy cloud that said "no gardening for you."

  3. Anonymous10:55 PM

    That photo has the loveliest green tones!!

  4. Yeah, if you are in the South, it is the peaches. When we went to Canada and they grew some great peaches, I'm wondering how they do that, but realized It is not the Cold winters that bother our peaches downhere, but the COLD SNAP.

    I hope they make it and that it doesn't drop too much because we head to SC, Saturday.

    Good luck up there..

  5. Good luck with the peaches. The weather here is cool but it should get warmer again in a couple of days.

  6. I do hope the cold doesn't bother your peaches. Our trees haven't started to blossom yet and it's a good thing as there is a dusting of snow on the ground here this morning.

  7. Maybe you can partially cover some branches of your peach tree with an old sheet to protect some section of your peach tree. I sure hope the peaches will be OK.


  8. We have had snow for 2 days so...blechhh. This too shall change and can't wait. Love the Greens in the picture

  9. We had a beautifully mild day today!x


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