Thursday, December 31, 2015

It Ends In A Fog

I have a feeling it may start that way too.

Life begins and ends pretty much the same way.

It was 35 degrees at the North Pole today. That is summer melting weather in 24 hours of darkness. The average temperature there is 20 below at this time of year. I have seen cherry trees in bloom. Today I saw a Magnolia stellata in bloom. I got a report of hosta waking up.

I have alliums in full spring growth with five nights of freezing temps on the way. Winter, if we will be having one, has not even begun.

It's going to be a bumpy ride, in a fog.

All I know to do is hang on and look for pretty along the way.

Gardening is going to get a lot harder when abnormal becomes the new normal.

My hope for a new year is that the world stays relatively calm. I will garden on and make more space for winter squash and storable root crops.


Lisa Greenbow said...

Happy New Year Christopher. It will be interesting to see what the garden brings us this year what with this crazy winter weathers we have been having.

Sallysmom said...

I am praying for calm in the world as well.

Christopher C. NC said...

Happy New Year Lisa. When I saw my client who told me her hosta were waking up, I replied, well I'll stay busy replacing dead plants.

Sallysmom I sure hope the world is more peaceful this year.

Lola said...

I too hope all will be better this year.