Thursday, January 04, 2018


I feel for the folks on the east coast. I saw on the Weather Channel where it snowed as far south as Tallahassee, Florida. That don't happen often. Everyone around here's complaining that they can't wear shorts and a tanktop to Walmart.  I don't wear shorts and a tanktop to Walmart in August, so the whiners don't get a lot of sympathy around here. Don't get Jilda started on this topic.

The temps around here have been cold at night. Even during the day, it's not warming that much. My nephew, who is a plumber, has a backlog of people calling with frozen pipes. Many of water lines, even though they are buried,  have frozen between the meter and the house. There's not a lot he can do until the weather moderates.

Mother nature is digging it. The cold is killing all those pesky critters that eat gardens in the spring and summer. 

The last several years, it's been unseasonably warm and dry. If fruit trees don't have a period of cold weather, they bare less fruit. 

If we get rain in the spring, I have a feeling we'll have a banner year with our apples, pears, peaches, and figs.

While cold weather can be hard for people who aren't used to it, it's refreshing for flora and fauna.



  1. On this side of the world we are sweltering. Cool weather would be more than welcome.

  2. Might dip to negatives this weekend in Jersey, that is unfamiliar territory for stuff in this area, hope we hold together. At least i remembered to drain our outside faucet and the pipe.

  3. No one is wearing shorts around here, I can tell you. The storm is over, I got my water pipes running again, (I hope it will last) and I got a new baby calf this morning and I'm completely wiped, snow banks are high.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. So true we do need the cold as well as the warmth. I can relate to frozen pipes. It's a problem for sure and keeping a house warm in these bitter cold temps is a problem too. Heat bills will be sky high before this cold spell lets loose it grips.

  5. I do feel for those affected by the eastern usual there are parts of the country that would welcome some of that snow! We are dry, dry, dry and experiencing the driest winter in 18 years. We usually do have static, but it's really annoying these days.

  6. Yep, cold all the way down to Miami. I just saw an article that shows Iguanas freezing and falling out of trees in south Florida.
    40 degrees will shut their blood down. It bothered my lizards too.
    Got down to 32 in Orlando last night.

  7. Well for the record, Its in the teens around here and they still wearing flip flops and tank tops in Walmart!

  8. We are finally in the teens with temperatures. We should go above freezing this weekend. It comes with the territory.

  9. It was 72 deg. yesterday, after weeks of upper 80s. It was 87 on Christmas day. But, yesterday I almost wore a jacket. I live in SoCalif, inland and north of San Diego.
    But I do remember frozen temp. in Illinois when a child. Pipes would freeze and Mom worked hard to heat up water for everything. Not fond memories at all.

  10. Anonymous2:37 PM

    My son lives in Connecticut but he & his family are (warmly) vacationing in Italy!!

  11. Here in Aus. I can't even put my hand under the cold water tap as it's almost boiling and all the birds are sitting on my verandah with their little beaks open. I keep putting ice blocks in the bird bath so they can get a drink. The seasons are changing here too.

  12. I like that term, "Refreshing"! Unfortunately, we've had only one stinkin' day where the temps fell below 60. Heat in the morning, a/c in the afternoon ... my car is all mixed up.


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