|A camellia that just opened up|
Tonight it is supposed to drop down all the way down into the low 20s in Savannah… Here on the island, where the water moderates things a bit, it's only to get to 26. That’s spring-like weather for where I have lived for the past thirty years, but this year finds me in a place where such temperatures are seldom experienced. There have been warnings on the radio for people to remember the 3 Ps (pets, plants and pipes). Plants and pets are brought inside and water is to be left dripping so pipes don't freeze... What? I did have a pipe freeze last winter, but it was minus 17 (for those overseas readers, that minus 28 C), and a strong wind blowing that proved too much for the insulated pipes in the garage under the kitchen. I better not have any pipes to freezes at this temperature, but I wonder what the weather will do to the camellias in the yard? This is a new variety that’s now blooming; there have been camellias blooming since November.
|in the lead (actually we were in 2nd)|
On Sunday afternoon it was in the low seventies and I wore a short-sleeve shirt while sailing. It was a bold move not to cancel the race because we knew the weather was going to change as a front was moving in around 5 PM. But the wind was lovely and the races fast. After three races, we got the boats put up and were having a beer on the porch of the marina when the guy came out to tell us we were just in time as we were under a tornado watch and severe thunderstorm warnings. A few minutes later, the front moved through with strong straight line winds, heavy rain, and possibly a tornado to the north.
Although I find myself something missing the snow, but I can’t have everything and the miss feeling doesn’t last for doesn’t last long for I’m really enjoying being out on the water so much. After all, the only sailing I did last winter was on ice. I need to get my post up on my solo 3 day trip into the Okefenokee. I’m not a huge football fan, but all the interest I had in the playoffs died last weekend with the Steelers and the Lions losing. Now, if I watch a game it will just be in the hopes of seeing a Cowboy loss.
Next week I will be in Orlando, but no, it won’t be to see the mouse or any other theme parks but for a training conference. I use to enjoy business trips to Orlando in January. I was there last January when they were complaining about the cold (it was in the mid-30s) and just shook my heads, having felt like I exchanged the deep freeze for the vegetable bin inside the refrigerator. I can’t get excited about heading that direction this year.
|Heading to safety|