Happy Valentine’s Day.
I started out this week setting up a tour of the first signs of spring. The temps were in the high 60s, and I thought we would have another outdoor gathering. Well, Mother Nature fooled me. So this week, we will have to stay on the bus since the temperature is 25 degrees F (-3.8 C)
This calls for some real stick to the ribs kind of serving. For an appetizer, well have bacon-wrapped pepper poppers, potstickers with hot dipping sauce, and Miso soup. The main course is a choice of two. The first is old fashioned pot roast, oven browned potatoes, and candied carrots in brown gravy. The second is board carved seasoned turkey breast, mashed Yukon gold garlic potatoes, garden peas, savory gravy, and cranberry relish. We have hot apple pie with whipped cream or hot chocolate souffle with brandy sauce for dessert. Our wine selection is a 2018 Aubert Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast UV Vineyard for the red and a 2019 Invivo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough X, Sarah Jessica Parker. Of course, all our top-shelf liquors are available.
Today’s entertainment is Meat Loaf.
So get on the bus, and off we go.
This will explain how come the original plan had to be altered. I think we were in the Spring of Deception and now in Third Winter.
We started out taking a look at some baby Bluebonnets.
Then to blooming Jasmine.
Cute little vincas
Then came the rain and freezing temperatures.
Mr. Fox is not pleased.
The olive tree and mountain laurel in the backyard
Close-up of the mountain laurel.
Back to the ice-covered jasmine.
Some junipers in trouble
The junipers seem to have had the most challenging time with ice. Here’s another.
Since today is Valentine’s Day, how about heart covered boxer shorts.
The first sign of spring is what we call myrtle murder, where the crape myrtles are severely trimmed. Here are three victims.
Well, that does the tour of ice land. Our temperatures are to stay in the high 20’s. Monday morning is forecasted to be 7 F (-13.8 C) degrees. We are not in Canada or Michigan, folks. We can’t handle this stuff. Enough of my complaints. Stay and have more food and listen to Meat Loaf.