Amazing what is still surviving in the cold Winter temperatures of the garden. This mint is still growing and producing some leaves.FOTD 1st December 2020: Mint
When its cold outside and temperatures are freezing
Then bring out the gloves, to stop you wheezing
Wear warm socks, and a hat on your head
Make yourself comfortable, even in a sled
So I saddle my scooter and slide into town
Come wind or cold I wear no frown
It might even snow, then I leave it all at home
I relax on a chair and then I do not roam
If I was a hedgehog I would cuddle up in leaves
Stuff myself with food to ensure I would not freeze
But I am only human, and no-one tucks me in
So I have to do it all myself. and wear a sheepskin
I can dream of summer time with the sun high in the sky
In the meanwhile I take a warm drink and hope to get by
Mother of Pearl reflections on the side of a shipRDP Tuesday: Nacre
Yes it arrived, the first snowfall of the Winter. Mr. Swiss was up early for a few minutes and brought me the news that it was snowing. We had all been expecting it, and the weather forecast made the prediction yesterday. There were mega sized flakes falling when I arose but now, 3-4 hours later it has stopped snowing for some time and the heavy snow is now falling from the trees. Luckily the temperatures are over 0°C. I had stocked up on supplies for the next few days, although it looks like I can again escape tomorrow for some shopping should everything go according to the predictions. The next snow is predicted for Friday so I have enough time to plan. It would not surprise me if it did not begin to rain this afternoon.
I managed to drag myself out to the bird food depot to make sure that they would not go hungry, although I think they are the best fed birds here. You can see the tracks my walker left in the snow: it was a soft snow, so nothing unconquerable. I have a nice pair of pink plastic clogs which are quite useful for such conditions, but they seemed to have disappeared during the summer.
Of course I am not very happy about this weather, although it is quite pretty to see. I will be staying at home today. My cleaning lady called to say she has a cold and whether I thought it would be better for her not to come. I told her to stay at home. In these days of Covid it is better to take no risks. She lives a little up one of the local mountains, but she is not snowbound – yet.
I am really not sure how the week will continue for me. I do not have to go anywhere for shopping, have enough at home, but will have to compose an online shopping list for the week-end.
May it be a stressless day for all, although that is easier said than done. And here is a last look at one of the snow loaded trees, as the snow has already dropped to the ground.