Thursday, December 17, 2015

Days Waiting for Winter

I took a walk around my yard a few days ago. I don't know when winter will finally get here, but it appears we have broken any temperature records but we must have broken the record for mores days in a row above average temperature. Small bees have come out of hibernation burying themselves in these flowers and cherry blossoms are blooming in D.C. Beautiful and scary at the same time.


11 comments:

Midlife Roadtripper said...

That rose is lovely. I noticed my antique roses were blooming yesterday. Nothing for so long this hot summer and now, filled with blooms. Was nice to cut them and bring them in along with the Christmas going on inside.

joeh said...

It seems most people hate the snow and the cold except when it is inappropriately missing. Bring on Winter nino...please.

ellen abbott said...

very mild winter here so far as well. but that had been the norm for 30 years or so until about 4 or 5 years ago when we had almost two weeks in the 20s. I had a gorgeous plumeria tree about 10 feet tall and the crown was about as wide and it bloomed profusely. I took cuttings in advance but it froze to the ground and didn't return.

Celia said...

Strange weather here too. The weather predictions for our valley are often wrong much more than usual. Fresh roses though, what a surprise.

Linda Reeder said...

Wow. Bees and blossoms in December. What next?

Red said...

These are very different patterns. The bees and flowers blooming would cause one to think about what is going on and the causes.

messymimi said...

We are rather used to hot/cold/hot/cold until winter fully settles in, but this year winter isn't settling.

The Furry Gnome said...

This is your yard in mid December!?

Hilary said...

There were insects buzzing around me about a week or so ago when I went out for a walk. That's unheard of up here in December. It's unusually mild but not warm enough to sustain flowers like you have. That bee in the rose makes such a lovely photo.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

strange weather here also
one day so warm
and this morning was 20 degrees :)
wonder what is in store for after Christmas..

Mage said...

One of our local weather men quit his job because he didn't believe in climate change.