Here's why I am happy tonight:
For only the second time in my life, I have succeeded in getting an orchid plant to rebloom.
Right now there is only one bloom, and I am holding my breath. It's been cold outside - lows in single numbers and highs in the teens cold - with wind - but we are shielding the plant, and another bud looks almost ready to open.
Meanwhile, baby, it is cold outside. In my house near Johnson City, New York, my spouse fixed a wonderful pot of turkey broth soup (turkey necks on sale) with veggies and some noodles, and a hint of hot pepper. We are trying to beat a cold wave that has descended on us, like many other parts of the country.
Here's one photo I took back on January 13, before the cold hit, but I would be surprised if this brook was frozen over. That's the kind of winter we've had.
So, I end this Winter Wednesday with this little decoration I found in a restaurant.
I don't want to walk in it, I don't want to shovel it, and I certainly don't want to travel in it. But snow is necessary to our ecology here in New York and a little more snow this winter wouldn't hurt. But no ice, please.
Have you accomplished something recently that you are proud of?