It's Tuesday again and it' winter again :(
Over the weekend we were in the mid 70's with SUNSHINE!
Not so much today.
When I went out for my morning 10 minute walk it was only 26° a very big difference.
Even yesterday was warmer with 40° temps. So after my morning walk yesterday I decided to clean up the front flowerbed. I always leave the dead plants with flower heads for the birds. They are totally picked over now so it was time for them to go.
I also discovered signs of Springs impending arrival.....
.... these sights always bring a smile to my spirit and face.
I decided to check on the north side flower beds too. Last year they had become totally overgrown with weeds after my injury. So much so that in the late fall we just decided to pile leaves on it and torch it. Praying that the bulbs underground would be fine....
...the daffodils are popping up !!! Hopefully the day lilies will too. I have to trim back the roses and replace the trellis that broke in one of the fall wind storms and a good layer of mulch is in order too.
While wondering around the yard I also managed to step in a mole hole and slightly twist my knee... so it is bugging me today but didn't keep me from my 2.... 10 minute walks today. It feels good to get outside and moving around and building up a bit of my lost strength again.
Today I'm working on some oils for a new soap recipe. It's a "SMUDGE" soap... scented with sage and cedar. .. the traditional ingredients in a Native American Smudge Stick.
The cedar and the sage are from my garden and wooded areas... they steeped for several hours in warming olive oil. Tomorrow I will try making the soap. I wish I had some sage and cedar Essential Oils but I don't. Will be adding those to my wish list though :)
The blue cup holds coffee instead of tea today.. I'm thinking I may have refilled it too many times :-/
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