A fresh year is starting off with bright cold beautiful weather here in South central Texas. Many of the same issues from 2020 will be with us yet a long time, so I am trying to re commit to making my own weather and experience good things as much as possible with friends and family. This does not mean my head is in the sand over environmental, racial, political and medical issues, I am passionate on all of these! So much I cannot fix, but that must not ruin what can still be good. So in that spirit I share here the daily pleasantries that hold my life together. May it be a relief from doom scrolling.
My small space of nature is a joy in every season. Yesterday for a few hours we had snow falling mixed with a much needed rain. Tonight there will be a hard freeze. With the house still lightly decorated for Christmas, I am enjoying all the sweet cherry tomatoes I can eat. This will be the last for a long while now, as I had drainage problems in the big pots on my sun porch, and the lovely big plants have now given out. In the kitchen by a bright window there are two green tips in water, which I hope will be tomato plants by February to plant fresh. This favorite variety is Husky Cherry Red.