Given how wet it’s been lately, it only seems appropriate that today’s garden photos reflect the rain. Continue reading
We were talking about the weather at work today, and a co-worker commented how she wasn’t ready for the 90s and the humidity. It has been humid lately and we’ve had at least one 90-degree day with more in the weekend forecast. Innocently (I am new to Texas, after all), I asked if 90s in April were common, adding that I thought those hot temperatures would hold off til at least May. Continue reading
Thursday, April 16. Hoping for some rain from these clouds, but only a few sprinkles.
Mother Nature keeps tempting us. There was a promise of rain today in central Texas, and some areas did indeed get some. But, alas, by our house in Georgetown, we saw only sprinkles. Continue reading
Lettuce on left after a good old-fashioned thinning Feb. 14; on right , the lettuce today, after some cold days and nights.
I think my lettuce might have turned the corner. After what seems like an eternity of freezing cold temps, not to mention ice, the forecast for the next week doesn’t include any
freezing temperatures. Continue reading
The message on the school district’s website.
With a winter storm warning in effect from midnight to noon Thursday, schools already are canceling classes and all other activities for said day. Daughter, of course, is ecstatic, as I’m sure are thousands other kids tonight. Continue reading
The one tree in our front yard that didn’t keep leaves on it all winter now has a few buds. Not a lot, but it’s starting. I have seen other trees in the area that are already blossming, but I’m kind of glad ours isn’t. Continue reading
Lettuce on Feb. 11.
The unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been blessed with this week are helping the lettuce. Woo-hoo! The leaves are finally starting to look more like lettuce, so I’m hopeful. And maybe one night this week, if I can get home before 9 p.m., or this weekend for sure, I’ll thin it out a bit (as suggested by a few folks).
Eagerly awaiting what the lettuce is going to look like after another week of daytime highs in the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Loving how the lettuce has been looking the past few days. I was worried a few cold nights (low 30s) had stifled its growth, but I can happily report that’s not the case. It’s much easier to see on the red lettuce in the center of the containers; the leaves on the Rouge d’Hiver definitely are getting, well, leafier. Continue reading
There are a number of things I didn’t bring from Wisconsin because I didn’t think I’d have much use for them in Texas. Snow shovels. Game them to family in Wisconsin. Snow boots. Gave ’em to Goodwill. Door/window draft snakes? Ditto. But as you can hear in the video below (or at http://tinyurl.com/pf9xol8), I should have kept the door snakes. Seems you don’t have to have an old house to have a drafty one. Continue reading
It was 27 degrees this morning (wind chill temperature was 21) when daughter left the house to walk to the bus stop. Do you think she had a coat on?
“Mom, I’ve got a sweatshirt in my bag if I get cold,” she said. “I’ll be fine.”
So tell me again, why exactly is it that teens won’t wear coats? Continue reading