Monday, February 23, 2015


I'm sure most of you will be happy to learn that my weather has changed.  The thermometer is riding in the 50's and it rained (lightly) last night and this morning. It wasn't enough to wake me. It came like Sandburg's fog.

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

 Actually after the Oscars finally ended last night I slept better and longer than ever. But the rain left its tracks.

So I wore my gloves for my morning walk but made the mistake of wearing a big black cowboy hat instead of my Greek fisherman's cap. With the breeze blowing it was a struggle to keep it on.

But my al fresco visit was not without reward.  Our redbud tree is all budded out.

It's still pretty early but it won't be long (he said) before these many buds will turn into red blossoms.

And then they will disappear and the tree will be covered with green leaves providing a safe lurking space for the finches and other birds directly above our bird bath.

But right now they look nearly good enough to eat, don't they?


Tom Cochrun said...

Nice shot of the redbuds. Perhaps you need a stocking cap for windy morning jaunts.

Anonymous said...

It's 46 degrees there right now. Wow.

Stephen Hayes said...

I was thinking that they looked good enough to eat.

Your neighbor whose good house is never done said...

You need a Gortex OR (Outdoor Research) hat! It has a string under your chin. I know I am a true Arizonian when this weather hits I don't want to go outside. To think of the years tromping in blizzards knee deep and thinking nothing of it! I must have been insane.

Steve said...

I could go for some of that weather. It would be warm here.

Sharon Anck said...

Love those buds on the tree! I talked to my sister yesterday morning and she said it was raining up there then while the sun was shining down here. But, that didn't last long, we got some rain too. I don't think as much as you but enough to leave some puddles here and there.

Thérèse said...

Marvels of rain and buds...

The Bug said...

I love redbud trees - but it will be QUITE a while before the one on the corner starts waking up!