Friday, January 14, 2011

Yay! - A Drippy Day

Goat' s beard
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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.


Hilary said...

Drippy sounds better than blowy and blustery. Lovely photo.

George said...

We still have icicles, but perhaps your warm weather will work its way here. We did get up to 33° today, which was a new high for the year.
I'm glad you can do some of your work from home. I worked from home the last year before I retired and didn't miss the commute at all.

Marvin said...

Drippy up this direction too. I'd say about 3/4 of our snow is gone. The south side of our roof is clear, but the north side will drip more tomorrow. Snow hides in the shadows.

We have some Goat's Beard, but it's very difficult to distinguish from similar plants until the seed head opens.

Arkansas Patti said...

We are pretty much back to brown with only a few stubborn patches of white, but then we didn't get nearly as much as you. Have hopes for this week end but I will take the rain if that is all for we are really dry up here.

~mel said...

Thaw!!! We're getting ready for our vacation soon ~ and I told my sister I was NOT leaving Wisconsin to see snow! So keep on dripping and dripping and dripping.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Lucky for us tomorrow always IS a day.......


rhymeswithplague said...

Your weather sounds exactly like our weather here in north Georgia. Those purple flowers look a little like alfalfa to me, but what do I know? (Answer: Exactly nothing about botany and horticulture)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We are above freezing today also ---and things are drippy here too. We drove over the Hendersonville (TN) to check on George's parents --and were surprised at how little snow they have left there..

Love that photo... Hope you show us more pictures from your Nebraska trip.