This Is Houston


Every Houston winter is different, and this one has been no exception.  The first few weeks of 2018 have been colder than usual and mostly gray causing me to stay inside  and focus more on preparing comfort food.

Sadly, there were just enough below freezing temperatures to do considerable damage to yards not designed to tolerate the cold.  Now, much of what is in my yard is cut back to the ground waiting for sunshine and warm weather to bring it back.

As I walked around, I noticed little hints of green that promise regrowth.

Weather here can turn on a dime and today is warm and sunny, perfect for a trip to the nursery to gather a few things for repotting.

For the next few months snapdragons, gerbera daisies and ornamental cabbage will add color to the patio and brighten the gray days that are still to come.

With the planting done, it was a treat to sit on the porch for some leisurely moments enjoying a simple lunch and reading.

Days like this are what make Houston a most pleasant place to be, and I look forward to each one between now and the time we return to Maine’s beauty.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

4 thoughts on “This Is Houston

  1. Winter in the South is always full of surprises and temperature swings! Yes, hurry Spring! Your pots look so pretty!

  2. Glad you are finding the simple joys in the places you live.

  3. Linda, such a mixed bag of weather here…lots of rain. Spring will be a welcomed change!

  4. There is something about seeing the signs of plants emerging from the earth after a long winter’s nap! We had a particularly harsher winter this year….Lots of rain lately, but great for the upcoming flowers! Have a great week Linda!

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