Oh it has been so bitter cold here this last few weeks, and it just seems to keep getting colder. Nome is now seeing record low temperatures. All over town people's water is freezing, sewage traps are backing up, folks are keeping to the indoors--even the ravens seem to have lost some of their cold-weather bravado, and the poor chickens. We have a heater in their coop now, but it is still pretty cold. The worst is there just isn't a break in sight. I have been taking some comfort in my little lemon tree though.
It has been growing like crazy this winter. I started this thing several years ago from seed, and it really struggled for a couple of years. It is finally coming into its own now. I'm going to need to make it a bigger pot to live in soon. And you can always count on an amaryllis to make a bold debut:
This one was gifted to my by a lovely lady (and fellow green thumb) in my pottery class.
To keep busy, miss Sadie and I have been doing all kinds of indoor projects, but her favorite by far this week was painting with blue, green, and yellow:
She was quite proud of the "ta-too(s)" she gave herself. And I was quite amazed at the washability of these wonderful tempura paints.
Maybe with all this green around we wont catch the winter blues.