Pneumonia Weather

“Hold on.  I ‘ave to blo my noz again.”  Despite the protective layers of Kleenex, the full force of my mucus filled blows reverberated across the phone lines.  My genteel southern momma would not have been pleased. “Sorry ’bout dat.”  My friend accepted my stuffy reply.  But wondered if I was coming down with a…

No Pears for You!

Fire Blight strikes!  Again. When the disease first appeared two years ago, I wrote the woeful post Fire Blight Blues. A year later, everything seemed hopeful.  Despite being deeply pruned, our pear tree once again appeared happy and healthy.  Mmm…no pears though. Early spring of 2018 seemed so hopeful.  The tree was full of white…

Cold Front Pushing In

Beware the lies of March! My apologies to Julius Caesar. February’s 80 degree days lulled me into dreams of buttery summer squash and plump tomatoes.   I imagined that March would continue the warming trend.  Sure enough on March 1st. the temperature reached 80.  Yay!  I ordered seeds for my spring vegetable garden. Also on March…

Just a Little Taste of Snow

February’s weather was quite unusual here in Middle Georgia.  We had about a week of balmy 80-degree days.   It felt like April in February!  So it was easy to forget this winter scene I began a month earlier.  Days of frigidly cold temperatures- which for a Southerner is any degree below freezing – was capped…

Too Hot for Tomatoes

To a southerner, steamy temperatures above 90 isn’t a heat wave.  Its Summer.  Until it gets too hot for tomatoes.   We continue in our summer routines – cutting grass, washing trucks, fighting off blood-sucking insects. We take little notice of the oppressive heat until the tomatoes stop growing.  When its too hot for pollination…