It’s been gray, cold and dreary here but there was one ray of sunshine in my life today. I received an envelope in the mail from Jan at Little Pink Plum.
I won a giveaway on her blog a few weeks ago and my gift came today. Gave me something to smile about! This is the first time I’ve ever won a blog giveaway. The gift was one of her cute little pocket mirrors which fits perfectly in the little zippered pocket in my purse. She also threw in a selection of matching tags and stickers. Thanks so much, Jan. I love them! Please take some time to check out her shop and her blog. You won’t be disappointed!
Seriously, about this weather --- we never got out of the 40s today and probably won’t for the next few days. With highs in the 40s and lows sinking into the 30’s, this is winter weather for us. While we do get some colder weather (low 30s down into the teens even), it usually comes in short runs and usually at the end of January and February. Most of our deep snows come in February.
Is the current weather just a fluke or is it a harbinger of a rough winter coming our way? The last two winters have not brought much snow but we did have a long bout of extra low temps last winter (teens and very low 20s). This was also the coolest summer here since records have been kept. What little hot and humid weather we did have came well into summer. We had no days in the 90s until mid-July, a good two months later than normal.
We’ve even got a shortage of pumpkins around here and that’s attributed to the cool damp growing season we’ve had. This is the first summer ever that we did not have Katydids singing in our woods! (For those not familiar with Katydids, they’re just regular cicadas.) We also did not have one cricket in the basement this year. Another first! I’ve got to believe this is directly related to the lower temps.
I’ve got to say, Al Gore has a long way to go to convince some of us about this global warming bit!
Stay warm my friends!