Goat' s beard
The photo above has nothing whatsoever to do with this post. I just ran across it while looking though some of my older Picasa folders. This Goat's beard seed pod was among the hundreds of prairie plants at the Audubon Spring Creek Prairie, just outside Lincoln, Nebraska, which I visited in July of last year. I had never before seen this plant and thought it was interesting. The resident master naturalist identified it for me.
Today really has been a drippy day. For the first time in over a week, the temperature rose above the freezing point. The snow on my roof has finally started to melt and I've listened to drip, drip, drip all day. While there is still quite a bit of snow around, it is gone where the ground gets sunlight for most of the day, but still pretty thick in the shade. It will take a few more days of warmer temps for it all to disappear. At least the icicles that were hanging from the eaves are gone.
I've worked most of the day on church records, a sometimes tedious task, but one I don't mind doing. I'm just grateful that I have the same software (Excel) and can work on them from home. I don't even like to think of how long it would take me to do these reports without computer assistance.
Not much else going on here at almost the midway point of January.
Tomorrow is also a day.