Sunday, February 07, 2010

Will it ever stop snowing?

Enough is enough. It's time to shut down the winter weather and do some serious drying out. Saw dump trucks tipping loads of snow over the bridge railing, into the river this afternoon, a sight I have NEVER SEEN in this city. I'm worried about my azaleas and gardenia bushes - they've never had this much snow piled on them before. The back yard is a total loss - it's a given that we have to start over when it finally warms up.

Enough of the complaining, right? Time to do some work. Back to the book, SIGNS, now that the Super Bowl is over. Great game! The Bud Shootout was fun, the ARCA race fascinating because of the number of women running it (7), including the peripatetic Danica. Alli Owens gets my attention. You go, girl!

With Daytona less than a week away, I'm feeling like there's light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Racing will happen, the snow will melt, and someday we'll see grass again, leaves on the trees, and get to complain about the heat.


CJ Parker said...

You know it's a bad winter when New Orleans gets snow. We had it December 8th. That didn't surprise me a lot. We get it every once in a great while in December. But then we got it this month too! We're usually warming up by now. But we're still having freezing nights.

I'm worried about my citrus trees. The blood orange tree is sitting in a puddle of water, from all the rain. Been like that since early December. I've not been able to get to it to remove the fruit. It will be worthless by the time I can. I can see freeze damage on all of the citrus trees, but nothing that can't be trimmed back. Ooops. Didn't mean to blather on.

Tracy said...

Oh dear, CJ, I hope you haven't lost all your oranges. There's nothing better than fresh oranges right off the tree. We got some before we came home from FL in January -just as the first hard freeze hit. So glad I wasn't sitting in the stands in Daytona on the 14th, in the cold for seven hours!