Well, it was a mess on Friday and way too dangerous to go out on a photo tour of the neighborhood, which is when most of them are taken. Instead, I took a tour around the yard, and hopefully, these photos will take the place of a full-blown tour. Since we will stay at the house, we don’t need the bus today. We will need food, so I have called out for delivery from Nomatic Beer Works (Yes, they deliver beer too). Our entertainment is again Bob Seger. (A fellow Detroit native)
TURKEY PESTO – Turkey Breast | Provolone | Parmesan | Pesto | Roasted Red Pepper | Balsamic Reduction | Easy Tiger Sourdough
REUBEN (Turkey) – Turkey Breast | Swiss | Sauerkraut | Thousand Island | Easy Tiger Rye
ITALIAN – Salami | Rosemary Ham | Arugula | Roasted Red Pepper | Parmesan | Provolone | Italian Dressing | Easy Tiger Sourdough
SWEET PROSCIUTTO – Aged Prosciutto | Havarti Cheese | Arugula | Fredericksburg Peach Preserve | Honey | Easy Tiger Rosemary Focaccia
HEARTY ARTIE – Artichoke | Roasted red pepper | Arugula | provolone | Pesto | Balsamic Reduction | Easy Tiger Sourdough
VEGETARIAN – Artichoke | Garlic Hummus | Arugula | Roasted Red Pepper | Easy Tiger Sourdough
TOASTED CHEESER – Cheddar | Provolone | Havarti | Parmesan | Easy Tiger Sourdough
We’ll star in the back. Make sure you have your gloves and hats on.
First, a look in the backyard looking Northwest. The hanging basket is wrapped in a hibiscus towel.
The backyard looking Southeast. The turf is covered with frozen sleet.
The patio area is covered. You can see the frozen sleet in the blackstone bed to the left.
A closer look at the patio. The magnolia tree and mountain laurel are covered in ice.
A close-up of the magnolia. The ice acts as an insulator since the air is colder than 32 degrees F. ( 0 degrees C )
A close-up of the mountain laurel.
Our rain gauge took on one inch of rain and is frozen. You can see ice on the fence as well.
Our motion light and irrigation monitor show the effect of frozen rain. So let’s go back inside.
Lucy and Twiggy wonder who the new playmates are. These are the plants that need protection from temperatures below freezing.
Here is a shot of the hibiscus in bloom. The other plans are dracaena, salvia, and a pot with pansies and alyssum.
Looking out the front, you can see the ice on the driveway and frozen sleet in the rocks.
One shot of the deer who are not bothered by a little frozen rain.
I hope you enjoyed a look at the Texas version of winter. Now relax, have some food and enjoy Bob.