Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bonny and blithe.

I woke up this morning to a very pretty, and seemingly sugar-coated, Vinoland.  And the sweetest news that, during the night, my sister-in-law had been delivered of a healthy baby girl.  A new niece, how wonderful!  Welcome to the (chilly) world little one.

15 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Congratulations to Mommy and all (Auntie):-)
When you look at that brown vine, it's amazing that just under a thin layer is life awaiting.

Thomas said...

Congrats on the niece.

As for the sweet, sugary, beauty of ice or snow--not in my book.

We have a dusting today and all I see is the future three months.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Thank you!
Yes, when going into dormancy the vine translocates a little bit of nitrogen to just under the bud scale to get the whole process going again in the spring...truly amazing plants.

Tomasso: Thanks you!
I love snow, but if I had to live in it for an extended period I probably wouldn't. I've always had to travel to snow, which makes it that bit more exciting.

Thomas said...

Having grown up in NY City, I do remember a brief time when snow was fun...but that memory is so old now I can't recognize the person behind it ;)

Thud said...

All good here and looking forward to a visit,,,bring snow.

Thomas said...

Thud:

Have you gotten that storm where you are?

Thud said...

Thomas, yes it hit us out the blue and caused major damage. The Irish sea made a decent attempt here on the wirral at washing us back to dear old Ireland.

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Thud, I am glad the storm's attempt ostensibly failed to move you! I hear a song coming on. . .

Thomas said...

These weird storms around the world are certainly a phenomenon.

Where I live, the weather's reputation is worse than the actualities elsewhere.

Thud said...

Thomas,Dennis, weather here is pretty benign just monotonously grey, wet and windy.

Vinogirl said...

Thud, Tomasso, NHW: You lot just talk amongst yourselves.

Thomas said...

Well, we've got our first storm of the season--1/2 inch every hour; now have about six inches on the ground.

It's a light, flaky snow, thanks to cold temperatures (thanks?). The snow is so light, it can be pushed away with a shovel without having to lift to clear the area. Can't use the snow blower unless I want all that light snow in my face and down my back.

Did I say how much I hate winter?

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Thomas: "I feel your pain."
In San Diego they brag about a constant 75 degrees; I wish I could live somewhere that the sun shone and the temperature remained a lovely 55-60 degrees!

Thud said...

Vinogirl has shown me pictures of this creature called the sun.

Thomas said...

12 inches was the total, and more tonight. Ugh!