Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It's Coming

I have to admit I feel badly for all of you that are surviving the cold snap that has a grip on most of the nation right now. I also feel bad about the following post, but I went out to feed the horses this morning (now yesterday morning) at 6:30 am. It was 52 degrees and the frogs in the near-by swamp were chirping. The daffodils have sprouted to about three inches tall.

On Sunday I noticed the bees bring in pollen from the willows and hazelnut trees. The seed I put in the three unused pastures is sprouting. It’s nearly time to put out the humming bird. Hold on all of you in the rest of the country. It’s coming.


Blogger Donna said...


4:21 AM  
Blogger Tango said...

Hurry up already! :)

4:58 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

We still gots piles of snow and ice on the ground. It's like two degrees in my office right now. I'm thinking of holding the cpu in my lap for warmth.

6:14 AM  
Blogger weese said...

really? daffys...already?
but... its pretty much 52 there year round right?
i do so like it warm in the summer.

9:30 AM  
Blogger qandlequeen said...

There is so much I miss about Oregon and all of it revolves around being outdoors. I was truly spoiled by the weather there. I've lived in Missouri for thirty years now and I STILL have not adapted to the tropically hot and miserable summers and the arctic frigid (and miserable) winters. I DETEST the weather here. A lot.

whine, whine, whine, whine!

Eternally Jealous

11:08 AM  
Blogger Trop said...

Yay! Thanks for that.

11:55 AM  
Blogger richpix said...

Today was the warmest day of the year so far here--it went up to a dramatic 44º (6ºC). A month ago this would have felt cold, but today it felt quite warm. I acclimatize much better to cold than I do heat. I dread the warming of late spring and summer on the East Coast.

VW--pladup: What the no "i" clan of Scots does when they put on their tartan. Pladup, laddie boy, it's time for Star Trek

2:24 PM  
Anonymous cb said...

Are your hazelnut trees sprouting little hazelnut trees all over the place yet? I could really go for about a half dozen or more of hazelnut tree starts. OR, if no starts to spare: Where did you get your trees? Special order?

You know we are still getting nasty winter weather in February and here you are bragging like our winter's all over! hehe

1:53 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Donna, Yep, guess I am.

Tango, are you ready for the heat and humidity?

Darev, you know where Oregon is.

Weese, It gets warm here. Sometimes I can't put on a flannel shirt.

Q, where in Oregon did you come from? Also you have tornadoes where you are. That should remind you of a winter storm here on the coast.

Trop, anything to lift your spirits, Darlin.

Rich, It's all relative, however 52 at 6:30am feels really good in January.

CB, I think we are in the clear regarding snow, but I have seen it get nasty in February. I'll let you know about the filberts. I got them in Portland about 20 years ago. It's a real weedy variety. I'm not that fond of them and out here you have to have the ground chemistry just righ or you get empty shells.

5:37 AM  
Blogger weese said...

ha...thats not the kind of warm i was referring to.

6:31 AM  
Blogger qandlequeen said...

I lived in Klamath Falls all through grade school and then in Portland for a year. Yep, we have tornadoes - sky turns green, we get pummeled with hail and branches break all over the place. Truly wretched weather. Just a few months away - yippy!

9:32 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Weese, that's all we've got.

Q, I'm glad you at least return to Oregon through this blog.

5:47 AM  

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