Monday, January 2, 2012

These Balmy Winter Days



Yesterday was so warm, it sure didn't feel like January--and it didn't really look like it either. There haven't been any freezes yet this winter, so our summer vegetable garden is still producing. We've got shiny hot peppers galore, and we even have an eggplant coming along (pure white and still as small as a chicken egg). There are roses blooming too, and the daffodils and paperwhites are all confused; they think it's spring.

I spent the whole of yesterday weeding, which is really my kind of living. I got to crawl around in fragrant pine needles and admire my plants up close. I picked kumquats whenever I got hungry, and listened to bird talk, and I dreamed about planting a camellia forest and a pawpaw patch.



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