After record breaking warm temperatures earlier this week, it’s back to cold weather. Yeah, I know “cold” is a relative term, and what’s cold for us is a balmy day further north. There was a hard frost this morning, but the sun came out and it turned into a lovely day.
The return to cold weather hasn’t obliterated all signs of a coming spring either. After doing the critter care chores, I went for a short walk in the woods. I noticed the redbud trees have – what else? – red buds appearing.
I noticed other signs of growth in a slue towards the back of our wooded area that is filled with water again, thanks to the recent rains. The algae is bright green there. The moss in the woods also continues to green up, and there are a few plant leaves poking up here and there.
In my flower garden, the plant my Granny used to call “Live Forever” is already showing new growth for this season.
This particular variety is officially known as Sedum ‘Matrona’. It has lovely pink flower heads that the butterflies and bees dearly love.
The animals enjoy the sunshine too, and I noticed a bunch of the guineas in the front yard, headed down towards the pond.
All in all, it’s just nice to enjoy a sunny Sunday here on the farm.