Slice of Life around here :
Our initial Sunday night-Monday morning forecast was for snow, but it stayed just warm enough…39 degrees or so, for rain to fall instead.
I’ve not seen these little guys come around too much lately…there are several walnut trees in the neighborhood and they have been busy collecting walnuts, though this one stopped by for a peanut when I was feeding the bluejay. The fact that we are mostly indoors now does not faze the bluejay…he knows what time we’ll be out on the porch in the morning for school : ) I always take a few peanuts out in my coat pocket.
Foggy, dreary, rainy…muted colors and birds flocking overhead. That’s November. There are still spots of color…some red bushes and berries, a few varieties of trees that are just changing color now, but basically, November is generally a bleak month.
We do get snow in November on occasion. I checked this blog and last year, mid-November, I’d done a post about having 3 inches of snow and yet my Sweet Alyssum survived that. Later towards the end of November we had a major snowfall. But deep, bone-chilling cold ….not generally this early in the year. Yet for Tuesday morning, that’s what we’ll have. Wind-chills of around zero.
I have two little grandsons that morning and I anticipate a school delay, which we don’t usually have until ‘real’ winter sets in.
Before they mess everything up….on Friday those two and Kate cleaned up the toy room and taped this little sign to the train table. ( used for crafting , coloring and drawing now versus Thomas the Train play ) Sorry, grainy phone pic. Still, feed ’em sausage and pancakes for breakfast and reap the rewards :)
Notice the pointy head on the one? While he does not have a mohawk now, that’s how he likes his hair cut, so whether or not he is currently sporting one, he draws that point on his head…this just cracks me up.
Meanwhile ALL is not bleak…check out my windowsill! Yes, those are tomatoes brought up from the basement that have been slowly ripening in newspaper. They are on the sill for a day of sunshine before being used. Each week I discover a few more ready to bring up. Well, those are raindrops and bleak skies outside but it’s the thought of sunshine that counts : )
If you too are participating in the Polar Plunge Party that Mother Nature is throwing…stay warm as best you can. It’s big fuzzy bathrobe weather :)