Monday, January 8, 2018

Snowdrops And Orchids In Siberolina

The Polar Vortex moved on in the night. It was warmer when I woke up than when I went to bed. The high rose above freezing. A thaw begins.

Portions of our little brook glaciated. This is the first time I have seen this even though I am sure it has happened before.

I went for a walk while I could.

It is time. Will I see snowdrops? Yes, a new garden year begins.

I saw the winter leaf of the Cranefly Orchid, Tipularia discolor nearby. Even cold nature has an under garden.

My only chore was accomplished. The exterior furnace drain line freezes solid in Siberolina, flooding the furnace. I have to collect the water exhaust inside in a bucket that needs regular dumping. Every other day is good. Once things thaw I can hook the exterior drain line back up.

This will take a few days. There are a lot of glaciers out there.

1 comment:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes sir, it is fun to see a few shots of green after such a terrific freeze.