With Winter being so awful in so many parts of the country I decided we all needed some "flower therapy"! This is a photo of the beautiful African Violet that sits in my dining room window. I love the lavender blue color of the blooms. I have two old windows that sit on this ledge as well as a few other pretties. The soft bluish lavender blooms cheered me and spoke to me today of the promise of Spring, just around the corner.
Last week it got down into the teens here in South Texas and we are not accustom to this cold.
Our homes are not built to take extreme cold. Now that may not be cold by your standards in other parts of the country but here it bursts pipes and freezes plants at an alarming rate. Multiply that by three days and you 've got a minor crisis. We were all told to drip faucets and cover our outdoor spigots or suffer the consequences. Luckily we didn't incur any problems at our house but it sure did a number on the outdoor plants, even the plants that were covered. I guess I'll just have to wait for Spring to see what survived and what did not. Luckily my roses all look pretty good. Most of ferns, on the other hand, look pretty burnt.
Today it is in the 60's and we are supposed to have the 70's by this week end.. You just never know about the weather here! There is a saying here in Texas that" if you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes!! " We are anticipating a visit from an old friend this week end so I hope that the weather is nice so she can have a little vacation from the ice and snow.
If it is cold and gray in your world just look at the photo above and visualize it sitting in your sunny window instead of mine. Wishing you sunshine and warm breezes!!!!!
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