I was on the phone with our daughter in New Jersey who, after an onslaught of wind and plunging temps, is without power and therefore heat. Kindness made me avoid revealing that I was sitting on our porch in my jammies.
Afterwards, it seemed like a good idea to check our thermostat
at home in Massachusetts. She Who Must Not Be Named had been interrupting our
day yesterday with ominous alerts of high winds in our area back there, too.
So that’s not good.
I texted a friend who lives in the same complex back home and
she said they’d been without power briefly, but all was good.
Hopefully, we’re just having an internet snafu and the heat
is still chugging along. Hopefully. . . .
On a happier note, here are some sights from yesterday’s stroll
around our condo area here in Florida’s version of winter:
The hibiscus is moderately happy, producing about one
flower per bush.
It’s still surprising to me to see poinsettias (although a little scraggly) in the ground
instead of a pot.
And here’s a plant that always reminds me of my mother – she always
growing near a window.
And it’s good to see the fish in our ponds are busy making
circles in the sandy bottoms to plant their eggs. Spring!