Re: [gardeners] NE WEATHER (
Sat, 13 Mar 1999 05:20:19 -0500

At 10:41 PM 12-03-99 -0500, you wrote:
>Allen, lots of thorns, don't be silly! And furthermore, some of the
>are so prickly that they become impenetrable (even when we want
>to prune 'em!)  Heat waves and droughts... ? Yes, we can get those
>too -- 
>But in October, does your scenery look like a paint-by-number canvas?
>Have you ever walked down the middle of your invisible road, where 
>everything in sight is glimmering under a coat of the purest white, 
>carrying a jar of cranberry relish to your neighbor's where you will stop
>for a mug of hot chocolate and some gingerbread...??? Did you ever
>watch your kids skating on the local pond just like Hans Brinker...?
>The odds are stacked in our favor up here. ..  I wouldn't want to see
>Santa Claus in bermuda shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. 
>Penny, NY

Right on, Penny.  That's how many of us feel.  Don't forget the feeling
when there is a rapid thaw in the spring and the bulbs pop up and into
bloom -- it's magical.  about the same time of year George is crawling
inside to his air conditioner..........