The weather warmed into the 70s over the weekend, and I enjoyed time outdoors.
Found a few daffodils emerging from among the leaves. They are almost two months behind their normal blooming schedule this year.
The goldfish seem to have survived the freezing temperatures unscathed. All 10 fish were spied swimming happily about after a completely frozen over fish pond a few weeks ago. They are fat and active.
Taking advantage of the nice weather yesterday, I potted up five rosemary cuttings I kept in the kitchen window all winter.
And having taken the cuttings last fall was a very good thing, as all my many rosemaries planted in the ground are dead after 5 degree temperatures a few weeks ago. It's a chance one takes -- planting them in the ground in our Zone 7 -- but it's a chance I take. I can count on having to start over again every 10 years or so.
It is now predicted that we'll get a new blast from the Polar Vortex this week, with temperatures dropping into the teens once more. Possibility of snow as well.
So I'll dig out the scarves and mittens once more!
Winter has been a challenge for most of us this year, in one way or another. So we'll just have to look at the bright side of things and enjoy what we can.
For me, that means enjoying the early morning and evening sky, as in this photo from yesterday.
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant."
- Anne Bradstreet
Enjoy your week! How is YOUR weather?