Wednesday, April 16, 2014

On Fishing Creek Chilly Morning in April

On Fishing Creek This morning.. chilly. I woke to 32 degrees here in South Carolina. I believe this cold spell is only through tonight. We'll be up to about 60 later today and a little warmer tomorrow but cold again tonight. I did turn on the heat--but I have been avoiding using the AC this spring as much as possible. Got my little space heater on at the moment. The sky is clear and water is bright and ripply. I brought Jeff's peppers and my pink Mandevilla vine in for a couple days and through a blanket over the house plants on upper deck.  Everything else is fine.  Herbs and spring blooming perennials do not care if it dips a bit. 

Yesterday I stopped in at the feed store in Great Falls, met the owner a Mr. Lucas who happens to be my county council member. He's been in office over 20 years and I guess has been inside every house in the district visiting--knew my house when I described it. Small towns blend into each other and you really don't know exactly where the boundaries are. 

Anyhow I picked up a 6 pk of Hillbilly Heirloom tomatoes there and a 6 pk of pickling cucumbers. Prices were very reasonable compared to Home Depot over in Lancaster--though not much selection. These are sitting on the kitchen table til the frost scare ends. Tomorrow I'll have to think about what to do with them. I think I need to make some wood framed beds on the West side of the house-- not much space there but the east side doesn't get the good afternoon sun in summer.

Bird feeders got refilled yesterday evening before it got cold and are now very busy with chilly birds. Chilly birds need more calories.

Well sipping coffee time, got a full day with grandkids and there's an Easter Egg hunt today at Story time so that should be a fun little thing for them. :) I picked up some $1 buckets for them.

Have a good Pokeberry Day!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

PJ Sprints

The lake is so pretty this morning! Delicate Blue and yellowy pale pink as the sun prepares to rise. Now I'd run out on the deck to get a picture but I'm not at all well dressed -- pj pants and South Carolina Palmetto/moon t-shirt. My next door neighbor told me yesterday that part of his remodel includes a new deck that will face mine rather than the lake. Well there goes my pj sprinting I thought. LOL. May have to put my deck in better order this spring. And plant some trees... Have a lovely Pokeberry Day--hope you can hear birds singing like I can right now.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Magenta Sky for a Moment

 

I looked up for just a moment this morning and saw this amazing bright, intense magenta sky and water. I was able to get out on the deck with my camera and get a few pix just before it all faded away. 

In moments the sky changed from this glory to a pale pink and blue. I feel blessed to have just caught this in time.


At the moment I am listening to several birds warming up their spring voices, mating season is not too far away here the uplands of South Carolina. Soon there will be a more and more warm days and more and more nest building; and more and more birds singing out their best songs in their freshly brightened feathers.  

So.. just for fun, I looked up 'magenta sky' and found this really fun youtube by magenta sky printmaking; its an ad  for their classes and it was fun to watch and listen to so thought I'd share it. 

Have a great Pokeberry Day and make sure to use all your crayons today!