What has happened to winter in my little corner of the world? Usually this time of year we see "Northers" blowing in every couple of weeks. The photo of the rose was taken yesterday!
Sometimes our temperature can drop to 27 degrees. But, not this year.
Generally speaking, in my part of the world, February is a good time to plant roses. Or in my case yesterday, to move some old ones to a better spot. It is also the time I prune back the old growth.
Looking at the gardens, I noticed more roses in bloom. The dilemma became, "To prune or not to prune".
When I bought the farm 12 years ago, the landscape was all natural, with prairie grass growing right up to the doorway. Even the drive way was covered with grass and weeds.
As a follower, you know Friday is my big outside project day.
The rain barrel that I installed last week is already full of water from the rains of a couple of days ago. Yesterday, two more barrels were installed on the back side of the workshop.
As the day of projects was coming to an end, the sky began to cloud up with a norther in site.
Mr. Scarecrow's arms and legs stretched out in front of him as the winds became stronger.
I guess it's true what they say about Texas weather.....if you don't like it, just hang around and it will change soon!
You are very lucky that you are living a very beautiful place of the world. It is impossible to see roses in winter in Turkey.. What beautiful roses the tey are. Like a heaven.....
Hi Meggie, ooh you're lucky, we have snow and freezing weather at the moment. I spend a lot of my time under blankets xxxReplyDelete
No snow here, but the wind will cut right through you. Even as I sit by the fireplace this evening, I can still hear the wind howling outside.Delete
Hi Meggie, It is difficult to believe that it is February already, I'd only just got used to January. The roses are beautiful are they perfumed? We have a wild wind blowing the snow around here tonight, I am very happy not to be out in it, the drifts are forming already. As Emma says it is a good time to burrow under the blankets!ReplyDelete
I'm also thinking where did January go. Some of my heritage roses are more fragrant than others. I wish I had cut them yesterday, before the strong winds came through. I have some soup on the stove that is almost ready for dinner and a fresh baked loaf of bread. It will be a quiet evening except for the sound of the wind coming off the hill behind the farmhouse. Stay warm and have a good Sunday.Delete
The weather is very strange all over atm. We started this morning with beautiful blue skies then it clouded over and now it's been snowing since lunch time (9pm now). January has flown and I know it's only the 4th of feb but even that's gone in the blink of an eye. Your roses are lovely. Suzy xReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, Suzy.Delete
Loved your post today and photographs of the Exmoor Ponies. They are so beautiful!
True words about Texas weather. My roses are budding but not blooming yet. Today and tomorrow will be sweater weather and then warm up and more rain. I'm hoping the rains this winter is at the right time and we'll have a decent bluebonnet spring.ReplyDelete
as always i lov all your farm pictures especially the post & rail with the ice. for us is been all about the rain, it hasn't stopped for a month. boy have we had a wet summerReplyDelete