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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Cold walking at the community gardens

 Glory Hallelujah! The sun came out...though it remained under freezing temperatures most of the day!



But when it did get above 35, out I went all bundled in my below-freezing wear. There are leggings under regular outer wear pants. A hat of course, and leather gloves, and the big puffy coat which has quite a story. I bought it a huge thrift shop as I passed the Florida border near Jacksonville. I figured someone had moved to FL and figured never to need it again. I knew someday I'd be where it snows again (and not Texas!) So I've had it about 20 years now...the last 14 in western North Carolina. 


Pardon the Covid hair mess...Most of the time I'm in a hat when I'm outside. And since I wear gloves, I don't mind the sleeves being kind of big.



But I did wake up yesterday (Sat. the 20th of Feb.) to sunshine. Sunday was also sunny, though it took several hours for the clouds to go away.

Here are pics from Sat.

First, I walked by the various composting bins...



This is the side where people add kitchen scraps and lawn clippings, but only to those bins that say "add here." The "do not add" bins are apparently fermenting quite nicely already.

One of the tiny libraries is located here, and I need to return a book I picked up from this one.


I'll post a few more views tomorrow!

Today's quote (which should have some additional technologies from more recent years)

Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures -- in this century, as in others, our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator (29 Jun 1900-1944)


16 comments:

  1. Hello,
    You do have to bundle up and stay warm on those cold days. Soon, the weather will be nice for walking. I like the cute little free libraries. Take care, have a happy new week!

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    1. They are popping up all over town these days - the tiny free libraries! It is warmer today, and I tried walking the same path...but I guess I need to stay home 'cause my cough started up. Thanks for commenting here.

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  2. ...spring looks to be well on its way there. I can't wait to start up my garden.

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    1. I wonder if you're the kind of person who has charts all made as to what will be planted where. I mainly have pots, and will probably get a few new ones from various garden centers.

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  3. Nice to get out for a walk, even on a really cold day.

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    1. I've enjoyed it, at least in Feb. Not sure I did much walking in Jan.

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  4. Oddly enough, it has risen above freezing on a number of days here recently.

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    1. Whaat good news, AC! So glad you may eventually have spring too!

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  5. Going for a walk refreshes me as long as it's not pouring rain. :)
    Nice coat, does its job keeping you warm.

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    1. I should be walking longer than I have lately...closer to half an hour at a time, with some total number of minutes per week. I know I'm missing out on that goal. But a little is better than nothing.

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  6. That little library is a cheerful sight.

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    1. Those littlle ones are poppling up all over town. A friend put one in front of her house.

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  7. Sunshine will make even the coldest day seem pleasant, and you have your thrift store coat to keep you warm after all!

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    1. I am definitely a sunshine girl...though don't call me a girl to my face!

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  8. What a nice community garden! And your covid-hair looks like mine--but I'm booked for a haircut on Tuesday. Oh, the excitement!

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  9. I love the tiny library! I wish we had them around here.

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