after the storm

after the storm
Welcome autumn!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

an iris for Christmas?

This December may turn out to be one of the coldest on record. We haven't had a high yet this month that has hit the average temperature. While those who love Arizona for its warm winters may not appreciate it, I am loving every bit. Last Christmas Day, we had dinner outside without the need for sweaters or jackets but definitely sunglasses. Tonight, there is a possibility of snow. Yes, snow. I am hoping and hoping.

Meanwhile, there is a little treasure in my yard who is very confused. It is very short and its first bud froze last week. This is its first bloom. As much as I have enjoyed the peek into spring, I am hoping it will understand that it needs to come back in March. In March, it will love being here.


once in a blue moon said...

Its called Clarence, a reliable rebloomer, mine can go 3 times a year. On cell so will be brief, merry christmas~

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Barbara,

What a strange weather indeed... We had high 70s on Thursday!
Hope nature will settle again for spring flowers.
Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year with or without snow...