13 February, 2017

Phil's Prediction


Punxsutawney Phil predicted, a week and a half ago, that winter isn't over yet; not by a long shot. Someone needs to communicate this fact to our daffodils which are happily bursting forth in bloom each day, such a lovely harbinger of the changing seasons. But, we know enough not to be fooled, Mother Nature can be quite the trickster. Only yesterday, the afternoon temperature soared into the seventies under bright blue, cloudless skies. However, just a few days ago we awakened to a hard frost that sent the most amazingly intricate ice crystal formations plowing up through the as-of-yet-unseeded topsoil out in front of our house; the weird landscape looked as though it came from another planet, it was fascinating. Welcome to spring in North Carolina where the temperatures and the weather can change in the blink of an eye. I hope that this February day provides treasures outside your window, wherever you are located.
Peace reigns at Chez Goodneedle once again, the fans, dryers and dehumidifiers have left! It will be quiet here until Friday when the bedroom ceilings are slated for demolition; looks like I won't be cleaning house that day-- at least not down at the bedroom end. 
Wow.😲
Life is Good!

5 comments:

Connie the Cootiebug said...

No daffodils here yet but we have pretty little lavender crocus in bloom. They always are so cheery.

Quiltdivajulie said...

We have daffodils and jonquils blooming with more on the way along with blue skies and sunshine - WONDERFUL after so many dreary, gray, soggy days.

Lindah said...

Oh, my! I share your pain. Literally. As I went under the scalpel on Feb 3, DH hurried home to meet with the hazard abatement folks to discuss the results of much too much water in our kitchen/dining areas. I keep telling myself that this too shall pass. Eventually. My best wishes to you for a speedy recovery for your flooded home. (BTW, I recognize that dehumidifier; looks just like the noisy one that sat in my kitchen for too long.) :-)

Janet O. said...

My goodness, those ice crystals are very other-worldly looking!
I'm glad to hear things are a little more peaceful at you home now. : )

LizA. said...

daffodils -- what a welcoming sight. We still have snow on the ground, it's been white since early December. It even snowed yesterday, thankfully it turned to rain and has even managed to melt a few areas in the yard......