Holy Moley! It was 70 degrees here today and tomorrow it might hit 80! What a gift this day was after Monday’s frigid temps and a snow flurry. The robins were out checking for new nest real estate. Nothing like robin riffs floating in the air. In Missouri a certain number of robins stay for the winter but move to hedge rows and forested areas where they feed on fruits. But this time of year, they and their migrating cousins return ready to dive into moist earth for the gourmet meals of worms. I am glad they are back and wanted to turn over the bird baths for their water. But DH said we need to wait for at least two more weeks. Well, I guess if the almanac is correct, we have a big snow again near the 24th—next week!
But today was the last of winter Bible study and all of us were glad. Heavy Matthew was wearing thin with us especially with the sun shining today. After Bible I did a darting around Wal-Mart for some food items. It seems that food never ends at this house. Our new favorite is a parfait glass of fresh pears, blueberries, and strawberries topped with lemon yogurt. It is refreshing after pots and pots of those winter soups.
Then I spied Lowe’s Garden Center was open across the street. I could not make the car go on by; the wheels turned into the lot, and I had to steal some looks. Oh, I wanted to bring so many things home, but I didn’t dare. However I did get some pansies to replace the Hens and Chicks that my mean squirrels dug up and ate this winter. There is not ONE left. I welcomed the pansy faces for color and know they can take the cold. I also bought one fern to start the season because I know they too can survive down to 28 degrees. And I can bring in one mere fern for overnight if need be. Today I needed the new life on the deck.