Diana and I are now enduring another freeze, accompanied with sleet and snow, and we can't go anywhere. For days we've been told on the TV news that we were going to have really bad weather, and it finally started to arrive about 6:30 a.m. this morning. We had some coffee, and Diana "suggested" that I go and see if the newspapers had been delivered. I tried to walk, but I couldn't take but a few steps. It was just too slippery. Not long afterwards I walked on the frozen grass to get to the Greenhouse where
everything was good. I looked at many of my dormant plants that I
brought into the Greenhouse about a week ago, and each plant is beginning to grow very nicely. I was particularly impressed with TET. MADGE CAYSE. I saw this plant blooming in South Dakota, and I've never seen it look more beautiful. So, I decided that I had to get it converted, and this Spring I'm really going to use it in my hybridizing program. I am also glad that all of my Greenhouse plants are growing so well, particularly TET. CARIBBEAN WHITNEY LYNN. It has a big blossom that I should be able to harvest tomorrow. I'm going to freeze the pollen, and later use it with my HEAVENLY SUNRISE, which is dormant.
see the animals from long distances. We saw many Zebras,
and I just have to show a picture that I got of several at close range. They really didn't seem to mind our presence. By far the most difficult animal to see is a Leopard. But, sure enough, we saw one on a rocky hillside just resting and getting plenty of sunshine. He apparently viewed himself as being perfectly secure up on the rocky slope, and of course he is not really threatened by other animals.
UPDATE FROM THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2014
This morning I got up, and it had snowed even more! Wow. What a sight. I went around the yard and took a number of pictures, but I've decided to post two that compare with two shown above on my post yesterday. The first picture looks across the main field of daylilies, and the second picture is of the house. We are so fortunate that the snow and ice have not impacted our power. We are in good shape as long as the power is ok. I suppose that we are "at home" again today. Fortunately, Diana has made some wonderful "Chili."