Thoughts on the End of November
I like to brag that here in New Jersey I have flowers blooming until Thanksgiving. This year, thanks to the unusually warm weather, I found a dandelion gaily blooming in the lawn on the last day of November. Did I mention that it was 63F (17C) today?
And I took a drive past the house at the end of my street to get a closer look at the squirrels' nests in their tree. Yes, it does indeed have three nests.
But the biggest news today was that half a dozen seed catalogs landed in my mailbox. This is way too early for me. Catalogs used to start arriving around New Years. I was able to put them aside until after the holidays and then spend the long winter months planning and ordering. Then they started arriving in the middle of December. Now it is the end of November. The temptation is too great for me to be able to put them aside until January. I have to look! Of course, once I look, I am hooked and the holidays take a backseat to ordering seeds and planning my gardens. Now after the holidays, there will be nothing to keep my busy inside while it is too cold to work outside.