|HIBISCUS BROUGHT IN FROM THE DECK...|
|...HAS FINALLY BLOOMED|
SILVERY CHANNEL ON A BUSTERY DAY
Friday, 8:45 AM. 42 degrees F at the ferry dock and on the back deck as well. Wind NW, very gusty. The sky is partly cloudy and in places overcast. The humidity has dropped to 80%, and the barometer is rising, now at 29.84", and a nice week ahead is predicted. The channel was shining silver this morning, reflecting the rising sun, while low, dark clouds scudded across between the island and the mainland.
I brought plants in from the deck last week, and the weather has been so warm (in the sixties yesterday) that they could have stayed out. The Hibiscus that we have had for several years was in bud and immediately burst into bloom, although I think that's it, there will probably not be enough light to generate additional flower buds. The banana has gotten too big and heavy, but I have had it for twenty five years and I guess it is part of the family.
Joan finally got her winter herbs, all lined up on the long south facing window ledge; sage, rosemary, parsley, basil and chives. I should add thyme to the mix. I look forward to a winter of good cooking.