my favourite tree
The temperature crept up yesterday as the milder air flowed in. Fog swept over the hill from the river and enveloped everything for a couple hours. When it lifted it started to rain and drizzle.
By evening it was pouring rain as the temperature rose to +8C and the wind whipped the rain against the windows. By bedtime the temperature had started to fall and when we woke this morning it was -7C. We had a flash freeze and the schools are closed today due to icy roads and driveways. I don't think the kids minded an extra day off at the end of their Christmas break but, perhaps the parents are not amused. ;)
The tree will come down today. I took off all the decorations except the crocheted snowflakes, icicles and lights. It would be nice to leave it up for a while but it's such a big tree and I need to get some order back into the living room. And, it's been up since November 30th. The longest I've had my Christmas tree up!! It's time.
The Amaryllis has four gorgeous blooms on it and another stalk is growing up. I guess I should cut this bloom stalk off and put it in a vase so the other one will get the nourishment it needs.
I'm finally caught up visiting around the blogs. I got so behind over Christmas and I know I still missed some posts. I am trying to get in the groove again but it's slow going. I guess my brain is in a fog or I have brain freeze. :)
The cold and snow are getting to me (us) and we just want to hibernate and do nothing. With all the cold, snow and the "Arctic Vortex" that has gripped most of the continent I am thankful that we aren't trying to fly to or from anywhere in North America, or abroad for that matter. I can't imagine being stuck in an airport for days or on a plane on the tarmac for hours (happened here in Fredericton due to no customs officials on duty!) and missing connecting flights or vacations or getting back to work. What a nightmare!
So that's what's been going on here.
I'm plodding on through January.
And it's only the first week! Ha!
I hope you are doing well, staying healthy from all the flu bugs going around, keeping safe and warm in your home and getting through this cold snap.
Thank you for all your visits and comments.
And. Welcome to my new followers. Thanks for following along.