Saturday, February 17, 2018

Watching Our Nor Cal Version of Artic Freeze Drifting In

Looks innocent enough no? A gentle Saturday afternoon after chores aplenty knitting on the back deck. But we are being told things like frigid temperatures, a dose of rain , cover your fragile plants and kiss the blossoms on your almond tree goodbye. They even said the S word for Monday and Tuesday. We will see . 


At February 17, 2018 at 7:56 PM , Blogger The Wykeham Observer said...

Well, in your neck of the woods that might not be so good, especially for the almond trees. We have to just accept the harsh with the gentle, I think. Looks like you have that philosophy pretty well under control. Hope you have a gentle Sunday.

At February 17, 2018 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Goatldi said...

Odd in that I saved this and now here it is with your comment. Aliens?

Actually I would be miffed it it didn't show up. Where I live in winter if it is over 55 for a high we are experiencing a heat wave. This has been a very odd winter . Normal 25-30 lows and 45-50 highs. Then blink there are blossoms on the almond tree.
We generally get lots of rain and snow in some form 2-3 times a winter. Anything from popcorn snow to 4-6 inches.
Will let you know what happens. Gentle Sunday to you also.

At February 18, 2018 at 2:21 PM , Blogger Rain said...

The skies are very telling! Mares Tails and Mackerel Scales Make Tall Ships Take In Their definitely have mares tails in your skies! It is beautiful though! I hope your "S" doesn't last too long!!! :)

At February 18, 2018 at 3:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Danice from Homespun Hannah's Blog. Great photo. Hoping it's not too cold for you. And snow is expected? I once thought that California didn't get snow, lol. Stay warm and safe.

At February 18, 2018 at 10:05 PM , Blogger Goatldi said...

Rain we live at about 1000 feet in the foothills of the southern Cascade range. We have only been here for 6 years so the climate "adjust" has been in play. But we have had snow in some form each year. Got the tender plants my Meyer lemon, naval orange and bay (laurel) all covered in dresses tonight to help shelter them. Don't know yet how it will play out looking now like below freezing for the next few nights and snow to begin on Thursday and then again Saturday . We will see! Love the whimsical quote!

At February 18, 2018 at 10:08 PM , Blogger Goatldi said...

Hi Danice . Thanks I had fun with that one. I don't mind cold if I can get warm lol. You wouldn't believe the number of people who still believe everyone lives in So Cal and dresses like movie stars. Will put another log on the fire and hunker down.

At February 19, 2018 at 5:15 AM , Blogger Mark said...

Hang in there, Goatldi! It's sometimes hard to know when winter is really done and over with. Most of the late winter stuff is an inconvenience, but it would be a shame to lose the almond harvest this year.

Too early for us to be seriously thinking about winter being done for this year. Last year we had a late (end of April, I think) cold spell with a freeze and a lot of folks had to replace anything that went in the garden as a started plant. We managed to avoid that only because we were really late getting the garden in.

I get to So Cal every so often for business. Went to boot camp in San Diego almost 4 decades ago. Used to go Palo Alto near SF on business occasionally but haven't been in years. That's the farthest north I've been on the West Coast. As a Mid-West country boy, I found So Cal an interesting place to visit occasionally, but the veneer on the whole Hollywood thing seems pretty thin. I'm quite content with my little place in the country.


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