Yesterday Spring was teasing us with sunshine and 60 degree temperatures. Today Winter is taunting up with clouds, wind and 30 degree temperatures with a threat of snow -ugh! So combat the grayness of this day I'm stitching on this piece.
I started this last Wednesday when I wasn't feeling great and the weather outside was pretty much a carbon copy of today (do kids today know what a carbon copy was? oh I'm feeling old) Anyway I found this piece here on Pinterest.
I have my misgivings about this as it is on a Russian language site and I know that lots of the stuff there is pirated. So I spent several hours trying to find this graph somewhere, anywhere in the great vast internet with no success. If anyone knows where I can purchase a copy please let me know.
Now this isn't an easy graph to follow. I printed it out and I'm pretty sure if I try to enlarge it, it will only get fuzzier. So I'm making do with the blurry copy I have. I love the colors of this butterfly, and normally they aren't on my radar of motifs I gravitate toward. I think the bright colors are an antidote to the weather and I need it, heck we all need it.
So yesterday I splurged on a big pot of pansies at Costco. So pretty,about 5 different varieties in one pot. But I made a mistake, a BIG mistake. I left them outside last night and this morning about 95% of the pot was GONE!!! At first I thought it was the wind that blew the blooms off but with closer inspection I saw they had been eaten. I suspect it was the deer as we have a ton of them and you don't think they would be so numerous in a neighborhood with small yards and houses close together, very near a business area with lots of traffic. And yet the neighborhood is called Deer Park - one should pay attention to these clues. The daffodils I planted are up about 2 inches. Hopefully they won't be too tasty. I need to do more research on plants that deer don't like. I have a feeling the like pretty much everything - darn it.