Monday, January 01, 2007

January 1

January first came with a cough just as the last seven morning have. I sure am getting tired of the cold virus that has me by the throat.

Meanwhile, the temperatures are anything but January like this morning. It was 8 degrees C this morning at 5:00 and the temperature has only dropped a bit during the day. It should start moving down soon as it's supposed to be -2 this evening.

I found two wild flowers in bloom before 10 a.m. this morning. Both are varieties of chickweeds. This first one is the Common Chickweed. I have found it blooming under snow before but . . .

The second flower is Mouse-ear Chickweed. It's the first time I have ever seen it blooming during a January day.

This Woolly Bear was crawling across the lawn this afternoon near the dog's pen. Lucky it didn't drown.


Pam in Tucson said...

Happy New Year, OW and Eglantine! May 2007 bring all that you wish for. Hope that cough was a false alarm. Amazed that you're still finding wildflowers.

robin andrea said...

Happy new year. Sorry to hear about your cough, and hope that your health improves soon. We're having a real winter here in the northwest. Rainy, windy, and cold.