I have been reading the recaps 2011 that some of my fellow gardeners have been posting and I have enjoyed see how their gardening year went for them. Some had wonderful gardening conditions and gardens while others like we gardeners in Ohio… well not so much.
In fact the year of extremes here in the Buckeye state held up right until the end with a 4.0 earthquake Saturday on New Years Eve.
While earthquakes or tremors happen quite often here in Ohio there is now a debate on whether the fracking for natural gas in Ohio have caused some of the earthquakes or have made them larger in magnitude. It has caused debate especially since Saturdays earthquake near Toledo happened at and around a fracking operation in the same location.I won’t get started on this fracking for gas because I really go on a rampage. LOL!
I do not want you to see angry Lona, not a pretty sight. LOL!
So the year went out with an earthquake and came in Sunday with a mighty wind.
We had high winds yesterday knocking off the electricity for a while. Thankfully it did not last long. But remember those old oak leaves in the woods? They are now back onto the front porch and in the water pump pond.
And today on the second day of the new year it feels more like winter and January with snow flurries and cold winds blowing the snow sideways up here on the hill. We now have over an inch of the “predicted” just snow flurries and showers. The Junco’s were not minding it at all.
But the Goldfinches dressed in their duller shades of grey with their winter feathers were hanging on for dear life.
But the snow it a change from all of the rain we have been having.
When I welcome snow you know just how sick of rain we all are here in Ohio.
New blooms from the African violet were a welcome to a new year especially since the amaryllis are not going to bloom for me.
I have broke down and bought some new clearance bulbs for some color and they are almost ready to bloom
Some of the my fellow garden bloggers are speaking of doing less on Facebook and more blogging in this new year. I find that I cannot get into the whole Facebook craze. Maybe that is a very good thing. I had been on it more in December than I ever had so maybe it is going to be just a winter pastime occasionally for me since I also do not Twitter or Text. Then along come this Pinterest site to check into once in a while so it is all too much to do them all and so blogging and visiting fellow gardeners get put on the back burner. I prefer the garden blogging better and then I have my genealogy website to keep me more than busy. So it is good to hear that the bloggers are thinking of blogging more because I for one have missed their postings.
It is good to start a new year and wipe the slate clean. To say goodbye to the old year of extremes and hope for a better year with new beginnings and better weather on my part.
To get the garden journal up to date and add new pages to the journal of gardening for 2012.