Well, now that it's mid-March, winter has finally arrived. We have some lillies that came up early, so I've had them covered overnight several times over the past week. However, the next two nights we're going to have near-record lows. Even covering them probably isn't going to save them from that.
Heh. We haven't had measurable snow or horrendous cold since December. Yesterday the weather clowns were predicting we were all gonna die in 5-7 inches of snow. We got an inch maybe. We did get some lake effect last night and temps have been low the past few days but nothing apocalyptic.
Weatherman here more or less predicted the apocalypse. We got about a half inch of snow overnight, and most of it seems to be gone now. It is very cold though.
I have a bleeding heart plant that came up way too early. I covered the sprouts with a very large colander, then covered the colander with a bath towel, then buried the whole thing with mulch. The colander will protect the sprouts from getting crushed. I'll dig it out later on in the week when it gets above freezing. I may have killed the plant with kindness, but it would have died anyway with the snow and cold. Putting the plant back in the ground, more or less, seemed more efficient than trying to tent it for a few days.
Small whine today...so I ordered 3 jewelry items from Amazon Monday...two necklaces and a pair of earrings...they arrived yesterday...one necklace and the pair of earrings is what I expect...and one necklace well, isn't...the necklace in the picture has turquoise round stones, with two white and one gray oval accent stones...the necklace I received has turquoise stones, not round, more oblong, with two grey and one amazonite abstract stones...not sure what to make of it...I don't hate it...not sure if I love it...I tried it on this morning and it's striking...I just feel a little bit like the victim of bait and switch...but not motivated enough to return it either...description on Amazon said it was a display necklace in excellent condition...I love amazonite, and the accent stone might be enough to get me to keep it...
Ordered some lycra for the next stage in my latest construction/fun/play projects. Super fast delivery, it arrived the next morning. One lot was fine (for the next project) but the other, was, well it looks like mould stains..... so I phoned the company and got permission to try washing it out. No luck removing the stains, and now I am having to WAIT for the replacement material when I want to be sewing. DH makes the comment " you have a lot of gowns, are they all for you or for someone else?" ummm..... is it possible to have too many?
Noticed over the weekend there was a pile of leaves in the gutter by the sunroom...wanted to take a picture and send it to condo management to send someone over to clean the gutter...this is what I pay condo fees for...get out a step ladder so I can get a better shot...then family member has other ideas...end up with step ladder precariously perched in the flower bed...I get up on the ladder and take a quick shot...can't actually see into the gutter, just hold my camera over it...gutter is full of leaves as expected...then family member says well, why don't you clean it since you're up there...so I end up scooping out handfuls of wet, mashed up dirty leaves and debris with no gloves...then I wipe the rest out with paper towels...noticed that two spots on the downspout need caulking...that will have to wait for another day...family member is happy we saved the condo association whatever fee to send someone out...I am happy I didn't break my neck...