Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Unusual weather

Once upon a time when I was a young woman, I rented a room from an elderly lady.  She was familiar with the scripture in which God promised Noah after the flood that "[w]hile the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."  (Genesis 8:22.)  However, my landlady went beyond what was actually said and assumed that "the end" might be preceded by a little mixing up of the cold and heat and the summer and winter.  Whenever the weather varied from the norm, she would always say something to the effect of "It's unusual weather we've been having."  Left unsaid, but hanging heavy in the air, was the thought of what such unusual weather might portend.
I haven't extrapolated the same thing she did from that verse, but I will say, "It's unusual weather we've been having."

In fact, it's been warm enough that I've had the houseplants back on the porch...

 ...the mum is enjoying a second flush of blooms...
 ...and I have a crinkly blanket flower that managed to open up.
I also have another shiitake mushroom coming along.  I noticed it yesterday when I hung the clothes on the line.

We have a cold front coming in tonight or tomorrow, but I think things will be warming up next week again.  I'm actually enjoying the warmer than normal temperatures.

1 comment:

  1. The first RED flower brought back a recent flower in the GRand CAymans. Sherry and I took a cab ride around the island and into one gate she exclaimed, "Look at the red flowers", the entire entrance was arched with them. AS so many times, the camera was not ready. (smile).
    I always enjoy the pictures, like going into mama's house as I grew up, she had the 'green thumb'.