Three times this winter the clouds have cleared and the sun has shown brightly for days at a time. The sky is a cool blue and the light has a soft golden color. The air smells biting and fresh. The kids can play outside. I can’t stand it! This kind of weather weighs the dew down into frost, which covers the grass and all of the … Continue reading The Color of Happiness in Winter is Gray
During the first several days of December, Seattle experienced a stretch of particularly harsh weather with record lows. One night, it got down to 18 degrees at my house. As shown below, I covered some plants and crossed my fingers. Today I went outside into the 42-degree weather and did reconnaissance on my garden. What froze to death and what survived? Most things are looking … Continue reading What record low temperature?
We had a long stretch of icy cold weather in Seattle this early December. High temperatures of 28, 30, and the like and several lows of 18, 22, and so on. It’s been difficult. My aucuba japonica looks like I poisoned it on purpose. It’s a baby still, with one main stalk of leaves. They have completely wilted down. My fatsia japonica tipped over and is … Continue reading No, it no happy