Sunday, January 8, 2012

Good Sunday morning to you all.  Right now it looks like clear skies today so we should get some nice sun today.  The overnight lows are about where the daytime highs should be and the high--expected to be in the low 40s.  I have read a number of gardeners' blogs, Nicola, and they all say what you did--their plants are thoroughly confused.  What I really worry about is a sudden cold snap that would damage or kill the plants.  Everything I still have in the containers are very hardy but even the most hardy plant can't take sudden extremes.  I am debating putting up my plastic tents early.  However, the lowest temps predicted for the next week should be about normal--high 20s.

I hear you all (Kay, Lois and Nicola).  Computers have made some aspects of our lives so much easier and more convenient.  The only real way to deal with the possible downsides of our technology is to recognize them and plan for dealing with the possible consequences.  But that goes for all of our technology.

Crooks & Liars noted Rick Perry's notion expressed at last night's 'debate' that he would send troops back into Iraq.  Good Morning America showed the clip but without comment.  How absolutely stupid can one person be??  We should never have gone into Iraq in the first place and did so only because the Bush administration stampeded us with the claims they had proof of 'weapons of mass destruction.'  Rick Perry now wants us to go back to keep Iran from going back in.  Iran wasn't a major influence in Iraq until we got rid of Saddam.  Nor was Al Qaeda.  It seems to me that our invasion of Iran produced just the results we wanted to avoid.  How many times must we shoot ourselves in the foot?


Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

I have a BIG roll of bubble wrap in the shed in case we get a frost. We wrap some plants up and they look like snowmen and others we cover over.

It does seem milder this last week but February is yet to come.

Looking to the Stars said...

I agree, Bush put us in a war that has made things worse. Since my town is a military town with army and air force we get a lot of talk. They are thinking of closing military sites (again) and you know that goes over like a lead balloon. I think thats why the politicans are wanting more wars. They don't want anymore sites closed. Lets face it, our talking heads are warmongers :(

The weather here has been so strange, I don't think the plants know if they are suppose to sleep or bloom,lol

take care