Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Anna & her snowgirl

It snowed in Austin! Despite conflicting weather forecasts, it did actually snow in a measurable amount. Daniel was excited but spent only 3.6 seconds outside before he declared it "too cold". Anna, on the other hand, had a blast rolling up snowballs to make this beautiful creation! She's apparently an old school traditionalist when it comes to snowman building. She would settle for nothing less than a carrot for the nose, hat and scarf, and sticks for arms. She conceeded to craisins for eyes, and a bell pepper smile. She added her Anna flair with the curly ribbon for hair. I'm so proud of my sweet Anna and her snowgirl - just hope snowgirl can last for a few hours before the rain melts her away!!!
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

bleak february in the garden

February here in Austin has been rainy and cold!  Sure we get a beautiful 50ish or 60ish day here and there, but it's just been very wet and yucky.  My garden looks pretty much the same as last month, so I didn't post anything new.  My herbs are so hardy!  Oregano, thyme, mint, rosemary, and parsley seem to survive everything - cold, heat, dry, wet.  Amazing!  

So just hang on.  Only 1 month until planting season!  March 15th!!