Saturday, January 19, 2013

More Weather Weirdness

Well, of course, as soon as I blogged about the crazy-hot weather we've been having, a cold front swooped down from Canada...temps dropped about 30F, the wind picked up to tropical-storm force, and we've got icy rain to boot.

My poor outdoor succulents and cacti are feeling doomed, I fear. The Lithops, which are indoor/outdoor, don't know what is going on. They are blooming, they're releafing, going dormant, then trying to bloom again. As soon as it's sunny enough to phograph them, I'll post about it with pics. For now, I'm just trying to find sweaters and earmuffs for everyone!

It wouldn't surprise me one bit to find snow on the beach this morning....

Have a wonderful weekend, and stay warm, or cool, as need be!


  1. Yikes! I read about the snowstorms in the south. Your weather sounds as bad as ours. We've had freezing fog for the past week. I've never seen this much fog here. I feel sad for your poor succulents outside. I hope they all make it.

  2. I hope your plants are OK, too, Elly! It's just been weather lunacy lately...even us (normally rather slow to catch on) humans are feeling it, too...lots more illness than usual in the community.

  3. I just read your post, skipped down to the comments with "Yikes!" on the tip of my tongue and Doc Elly had already used that word. What else can I say! I remember snowstorms in FL when I was a child but we didn't get them at the beach. The really cold weather was usually inland around Lakeland and the north central orange groves, ruining the citrus crops. I hope your plants come through without too much damage.

    As Ellen reports we have had freezing fog, something unusual here. Despite the cold we tapped six of our maples yesterday and we did get sap flow from one. We probably will hold off on the rest of the taps until it warms up just a bit. This freezing fog is SO cold. Gail

  4. Freezing fog! That's just creepy....Those poor shivery maple trees-- They are waiting for it to warm up, too! Hope you get some syrup soon, yum!