18 Feb 2008

Cold and sunny days

My Poinsettia outside yesterday.

Sunny? The temperature was about 4°C.

Yesterday was a cold day. It started off with a temperature of - 9°C in the early morning. The grass crunched with ice as my feet passed upon it. Cars were covered in layers of ice as the water that condensed in the night froze. The top of my garbage can was frozen shut.

And before you Canadians get on my case, we are not all as fortunate as you, okay?

I started my spring garden yesterday. I took my winter plants from indoors to trim the roots, put fresh compost (manure) and plant new flowers outdoors. And despite the glorious sun you see the the photos above, it never got much warmer than 7°.

I hope my seeds don't die. (^_^)