Today the witch hazel looked like this.
Yes, that's blue sky you see in the background.
And this just popped up on Facebook.
It just officially hit 63° at the airport, which is just a mile or so away from us, but our weather station recorded a high of 64.3°!
Of course we spent quite a bit of time outside.
We had 40° fog this morning and we were in no hurry to get going. I got some grocery shopping done, and by this time the fog had cleared and we got in a walk in the sunshine that had me shedding layers as I walked. Back home I went through my floor exercises before spending time at lunch with the newspaper and the online New York Times Opinion page. Tom got going outside a lot faster than I did, but I joined him in adding to the growing pile of purnings that is the overflow from the two already full yard waste bins.
It felt great to be working out in the yard for the second day in a row in such pleasant weather. It won't last, of course. Rain may return tomorrow. The camellias won't like the rain.
This spoon and fork flower won't mind the rain though. It's just borrowing its color from the flowering kale.
With not much to pick for bouquets from the yard, my kitchen table blooms come from the grocery store.
I've got to have color for the dark days.
But today was spectacular!