It was incredibly cold on Sunday with a wind chill of minus 15 degrees. My husband and I agreed that we had never felt such brutal cold before, at least not that we can remember. Usually I can stay inside when it is snowy or that cold but we attended church and then I had to run an errand afterwards, brrrr, it was so cold it hurt. While shopping, I spotted this lovely primrose and brought it home to add a little color to enjoy during these next few snowy days.
The impatiens seeds that were sown on Tuesday, February 5, have now germinated. I removed the clear plastic lid to the container and cut two large air vents. Usually, at this stage, I remove the lid completely but it is so cold right now, I decided to just vent the lid to help keep them at a warmer temperature. I can now smell the warm, damp peat as I sit here at the computer.
I filled the bird feeders today in preparation for the snow that is predicted. Usually we have a lot more activity at the feeders when there's snow. I've actually been looking forward to another snowfall for that very reason. I was pleased to see the male cardinal at the feeder today. I see the female here frequently, the male for some reason rarely comes.