What? An ice storm before Thanksgiving. Temperatures in the 70’s would be more usual. So winter has made a grand entrance.
Notice the ice on the ground under this leaning Ratama. It was sweeping the grass in a stooped manner before I took a small hammer and knocked off as much ice as possible. I really, really, want this little tree to survive.
But this Desert Willow did collapse. It already had a weakened root system. We left the stakes and ropes around it too long. Plus, it got too much water in the flowerbed. I’ll miss the beautiful orchid-like flowers. So we’ll take this lesson to heart.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family. May you be blessed and be a blessing as you gives thanks for every good gift from above.
“How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the door. It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative – or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people.” Sir John Templeton