Out at Wit’s End everything was relatively quiet. I was saddened to see that all of my lush and contented succulents were struggling mightily because of recent furnace failures. Clearly, despite the sunlight that often keeps the cottage interior downright balmy, the night time temps had fallen into the freezing range and the plants showed it. It took a good three hours to debride and clean up plant mess. Rich and I worked to get them pruned back, lightly fed and revived once the furnace clicked in. I’ll go out again next weekend to see how they are fairing. Here are some of them, much happier last October.
The time it took to do maintenance and cleanup ate into our time to scout out the lake and woods on this late midwinter day. The sun came out briefly and way across the lake I saw two lumps on the ice. I found these two, barely visible at the outer limits of my telephoto: patiently waiting for the ice to break.