It is a grey and cold day. The sun and the southern breeze that brought the wonderful warmth of spring have given way to the Arctic Express that has brought winter again. High winds and cold have melted the beautiful green foliage of my emerging alliums into pools of light green. They can't stand a chance keeping the moisture in this kind of wind, so they just kinda shut down and wilt.
It's the winds that bronzed the leaves on the boxwood in the front by the well cover. I will have to replace it with juniper. The boxwood near the foundation are fine, but they are 'Green Velvet' and 'Winter Gem' varieties. I chose them for their hardiness in winter wind. I will replace the Winter Gem with Green Velvet, as I prefer the latter's form.
The wind is slamming into the garage door and making the dog's think Daddy is home. They suddenly charge the door, barking and scaring the daylight's out of me. You don't realize how quiet the house is when nobody's home but me!
I moved the winter sown containers and the pots of canna that I had started into the garage. On top of the canna, I had scattered some Bright Lights Cosmos and they had germinated two days ago. They wouldn't live thru this. The wind would have taken the pot away by now!
I keep looking out the window to see a little old lady on her bike fly by!!