Saturday, November 29, 2008

Our Fickle Florida Weather.

We have a saying here in Florida about the weather - "if you don't like it, stick around for fifteen minutes and it will change." That is so very true! Earlier this month I was worried about my lettuce and pea seedlings getting too hot and wilting on forward to now - we have had some pretty chilly (for Southwest Florida) nights the past ten or eleven days and I have been bringing the seedlings in on the lanai. Two nights ago I covered them with sheets; I know the little leaves were shivering. :-) They are troopers so far, not a one of them has met their demise as of this writing.

We had a great Thanksgiving yesterday traveling to my aunt and uncle's farm to enjoy what is always a wonderful spread of food and visit with family. My uncle took the kids (and some adults) on a hayride around the property, they all had a blast. A black fox squirrel came up on the porch to see everyone then jumped down in the yard and waited on my aunt to take it some food. He just stood there on his hind legs munching on his tasty treat...about 5:00 the deer came out of the woods and into the pasture, there were about 6-8 of them and they were pretty. We weren't very close to them but we had binoculars so we saw them a lot better. Two resident sand cranes were close to the front gate and there were all sorts of birds flitting about. It is so much fun to go up there; it reminds me of my youth when we would go to my grandma and grandpa's farm, which was also in Arcadia. As I've heard on the Disney Channel, "good times, good times." Tomorrow is a soapmaking and gardening day, I'm calling it a mini-marathon. If I'm not back in three days, please send out a search party :)

1 comment:

NeereAnDear said...

Louise it sounds as if you had a very lovely Thanksgiving full of new memories... thats what its all about....