Thursday, February 26, 2015


Winter's still here. All my FaceBook friends up north are posting their snow pictures. In northern Alabama, they had ten inches. In north GA, they had a few inches, too. North Carolina and Tennessee are pretty used to it.

Down here, we had some cool weather. It got down below freezing a night or two. But the signs of spring will not be denied!

On our walk today, this white camellia was blooming defiantly.

Here you can see its companion, the red camellia. They seem to be vying for most optimistic flower!

And I'm totally ready for spring! Glad the sleet and snow and ice didn't get down here!

Thursday, February 19, 2015


When we first came down from north GA, we used to see people all bundled up in winter clothes while we were running around with a light jacket or sweatshirt. We'd laugh at them since it didn't seem cold enough for bulky coats and scarves.

But that was in 2005. How things have changed.

The winters started feeling colder a few seasons ago. Last year I actually bought a fake-down filled jacket. Now, with the low temperature in the thirties, I'm wearing it. No, I wouldn't have thought daytime forties and fifties were so cold ten years ago. But this is now.

Guess my blood's getting thinner. Wish my body was!

The azalea blooms that thought it was spring, are dead. The green buds on the trees are calling it quits. The Christmas cacti are having to be taken in or covered up. The birds going north are camped at our bird feeders.

The only good thing is that we have no snow.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


It's been a hard few weeks without our sweet boy cat. My girl cat is gradually getting accustomed to being on her own but she's hanging out a lot with us. And still occasionally yowling like someone's stepped on her. I think she remembers him and wonders where he is and wants him back.

But we're all getting better. The local paper is helping take our minds off our boy. Especially when the front page headline features Ben Affleck.

Yep, that Ben Affleck. Seems he was in town scouting locations for a new movie. The people he ran into who recognized him were deliriously ecstatic. He was even kind enough to allow them to take pictures with him. We, of course, weren't among the favored ones. We never hear about anything when it's happening. That's okay. We're used to being behind times and styles and whatever's going on.

Anyway, the movie is supposed to take place in Boston during the Roaring Twenties. Wow! Our town will be perfect! We have all these criminals running around like that period did!

Well, maybe slapping your boyfriend's ex or beating on your momma's door or shoplifting a steak by putting it in your pants isn't quite reminiscent of Boston back then. But I'm sure we can come up with something! After all, we're imaginative and innovative!

Pick us, Ben Affleck! Please pick us!!!

Hmmm. Does Boston have any palm trees?