I always love it when these pop their heads out to sample the sun:
Is that a cyclamen? It’s beautiful. Reminds me of warmer, floral, SoCal days! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful photo, it made my evening a little better. : )
On the way home this evening, I had to change a flat tire in -23 degrees F (with the wind chill). On the lakefront, no less. Of course, I’m thankful that I am capable of changing a tire! Also thankful that a good samaritan stopped to help anyway — made it go faster, and kindness from strangers is always heartwarming. Still getting the feeling back in my fingers and toes, however!
Yes it is… I do love them so much…
I’m very sorry to hear about your tire issues, Athena. And on such a cold night as well. Gosh. Well, I’m glad it all worked out, and that you had company from a friendly passer-by.
My garden is full of purple dwarf cyclamen at the moment. Having moved house last September, we’re at that exciting stage of not quite knowing what will emerge as the the spring progresses, but I think the cyclamen are a good omen! Of course, all the plants are completely confused by the atypical temperatures we’re experiencing. (Mainly very warm for the time of year, with the odd cold snap). I should take a leaf out of your book, Clifford, and start to take photos of the plants. I always enjoys your gardening posts!
The snowdrops have bloomed, and some of the daffs have also! Wtf!
Lovely flowers. It almost compels me to get myself in gear and put some tulip bulbs in my windowbox.
Lovely flowers in the warm sunshine, and to think that it is supposed to be almost 80ÂºF this week in Arizona. Of course, Athena, and many of the rest of us, are enjoying yet some more snowy, freezing, miserable day after day after days. I guess there is something to look forward to given the happy plant picture, but it just seems so far away at the moment.
Thank you, Clifford, for the condolences.
Ah, it was a cyclamen. I do love them too, though I haven’t had much luck beyond a few blooms. Maybe I will try again this spring. As spyder says, spring does seem so far away, but we do have Asymptotia’s lovely photos to maintain us in the meantime.
There’s more to the tire story, but here’s the relevant part to your posts. Normally, I would have taken the train, as I too prefer to avoid driving whenever possible. I took my car this time because I have a broken foot and was trying to avoid further pain from walking in the cold. So much for planning — I injured my foot more by driving than I would have taking the El; the blowout was caused by the cold and the nail I must have picked up where I parked. C’est la vie! Not so much a lesson for public transportation as a musing on irony.
I do hope that you r foot gets fully recovered very soon….
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