Wow, what a weekend! I don't ever remember temps being as low as they got this weekend....not in the 12 years I've been living in the mountains, anyway!
It looked so lovely when I walked into the kitchen Sunday morning to start the coffee. The sun was shining, my house was warm and cozy.
The thermometer on the deck told a much different story - negative 20 degrees Fahrenheit! Are you kidding me?
The glass on the kitchen door was completely frozen, both outside and in.
Even my new windows which are quite energy efficient had ice on the inside edges!
My little Daisy, a.k.a. "the Monkey", was not one bit pleased at having to wear her pink puffy coat to go out and do her business.
"Please help me.....please get this stupid thing off me.....I look ridiculous and can't possibly be seen in this!"
She'll be delighted to see that the forecast has warmed up considerably - and 48 and rain tomorrow - wow! That's a jump of 68 degrees in just 2 days - bizarre weather!!
I turned off the heater in the little garden cottage this morning - time will tell whether or not my little plants survived.
Meanwhile I feel so blessed to have the most beautiful flowers in my cozy house that will surely brighten up these winter days - thank you, my sweet Valentine, for these gorgeous roses!
They are just so perfect! I'll enjoy them while they are blooming and dry them to enjoy for years after they begin to wilt.
There are some additional colorful roses in the kitchen, thanks to my daughter's sweet man - aren't we blessed to have these caring, thoughtful men in our lives?
I hope you all had a warm and cozy Valentine's weekend - and just remember, only 34 more days until Spring!
Bring it on - I'm ready!