The sun is out and it looks like it will be a beautiful day. But, oh boy! The temps sure dropped last night. Fletch actually shut the patio door and turned the heat on in the downstairs bathroom before dinner! Good thing I did not mess with my clothes yet and winter woolens are still available (don't really believe I'll be wearing them...but...).
Yesterday I never made it into the office. I got busy with work and then all of a sudden it was time for my 10:00 conference call. So, the plan is to make a mad dash in this morning and be home before lunch.
Finally our lilacs are beginning to open. The fragrence is just amazing!
This is a plant that I brought down from Vermont years ago and it has struggled ever since. We never have many blooms. This year I think there are 5-6 clusters. Last year it was pretty much choked by a vine of some kind (can't remember this morning what it is), but I think we were able to rip all of that out, so here's hoping that the lilac will now thrive.
Then there is this plant that we have down near our crepe myrtle by the edge of the street. It is something Fletcher's Mom brought to us and neither of us can remember what it is. Does anyone know what it is?
And a close up:
The flowers almost look like spent nut shells.
Now for the creatures. First of all, Tyg. This box is at the end of the hallway (the area that appears to be a dumping ground for things to go down to the basement...), just outside the office room door. He curled up in the box and was purring so loudly when I started my conference call at 10 yesterday morning. And, he ended up sleeping in the box for over 2 hours! So silly and so cute.
Last afternoon/evening while I was preparing dinner I walked from the livingroom into the kitchen and glanced out the patio door. I saw this guy hanging out at our peanut feeder:
I love this shot! I think it was a red-bellied woodpecker, but he flew off before I could get closer.
Yesterday was also a fun mail day. Last week I ordered a skein of yarn from Vicki and it arrived in yesterday's mail! Woo-Hoo! It is even more gorgeous in person than in this picture.
There is a lot of yarn here folks - 463 yards and it is a soft 4 ply fingering (75/25 superwash). The colorway is Hellebore and it is just so pretty. I did not have anything in mind to make with it, I just fell in love with the colors. But now that I have it in my hands, I believe it is screaming Hitchhiker! It's been a year since I knit one, so it might be time. What do you think?