Monday, December 5, 2011

Our December 4th Walk

Couple of good hikes this weekend.  Saturday was a 12 k and Sunday an 8 k. Unbelievable weather for December.

Who knew a little camera would spook the girls.

The pampa plumes making their winter show.
Nifty little red berries clinging to autumn.
And how many times do you see wild flowers blooming in December?

The Daily Quest

This is a new daily feature on The Musical Gardener blog. Below is a question, or puzzle that will change day by day. Do not use the comment section of the blog for your answer.

Answer to Yesterday's Puzzle:  The human stomach

Today's Puzzle:
Who Does Not Belong 

a) effort
b) filthy
c) knotty
d) abhors

Please respond with your answer to the email below. I apologize but you will have to type my email address in manually (I'm attempting to avoid spammers).
Don't forget my Musical Gardener Contest  You still have December's draw, and the final prize in January.

And that is about all I have to say for today.

Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener


  1. Flowers in December = too weird. No wonder my bees are confused!

  2. We enjoyed a brass quintet concert yesterday and then dinner out on half price appetizers with friends who had accompanied us. A lovely day here!

    The walk for us happened on Saturday. It's a mile roundtrip to the mailbox.

  3. Starting to look wintry here at last. Sharp frost last night has finished off the fuchsias who though that summer was just around the corner, grass has finally stopped growing and most of the trees have had the decency to lose their leaves.

  4. I wanted to go out and put lights on a tree but the wind was making the 25 degree weather very uncomfortable. Maybe tonight.

  5. Unbelievably warm here, too, on the East Coast of the US. No complaints here!

  6. That is really unusual seeing a wildflower in Dec. Once in a while mother nature fools us around here and a spell of warm weather triggers my magnolia tree to open up a few blossoms. It is quite a sight in the middle of winter.

  7. Your last picture and question are very telling. Many places have kept records of first blooms in the spring. In Switzerland blooms have advanced by 90 days. It looks like the same thing is happening in the fall.

  8. I had one of those wildflowers just before had a great walk..thanks for sharing the photos:)


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