My impatients look a little nipped this morning after 30 degree temperatures last night. I’d hastily bunched some of the patio plants together and thrown a sheet over them, but left a few with heavier pots in place unprotected. It looks like they will survive with just a little die-back.
It’s expected to be equally cold tonight. It hasn’t been very warm even today, just barely reaching 51 degrees. My fingers are cold as I sit here typing. We get spoiled, here in the Orlando area, with winter temperatures usually in the 70s. By Friday, it will warm back up. I’m looking forward to it.
We cancelled our tee time for golf today. It’s not much fun playing when it’s really cold. I have an article about playing golf in cold weather, in case you ever have to do that.
January 22 – Well, a few things that I didn’t protect well enough froze. I’ll have to replace a thriving banana plant and a poinsettia. If I hadn’t covered them with sheets, I think all the patio plants would be gone. Warmer weather is expected tomorrow, thank goodness.
After a summer where I played little golf, my game was a bit rusty this fall. Today I got an award, sort of, for being the second most-improved-golfer for the month of January. Since my handicap had run amok in October, November and December, it was about time my game started shaping up.
Anyway, I won $15 in free practice balls at the practice range. Maybe my game will improve even more.
We drove up to the number one tee area on the Oaks course at Solivita today. Five deer were browsing on the new grass. They didn’t seem alarmed at our being there in the golf cart, so I snapped some photos. There were two fawns with white spots on their backs and three that I think were does, at least they didn’t have antlers.
- White tailed deer
I put all the photos that I took of them onto my Webshots site in the Florida – Nature album. What a treat it was to see them so close. We’ve seen two deer the last few times we played golf, but this time there were five!
Now that I’m retired, we’re playing golf three or four times a week. It’s great being outside, seeing all the wildlife, getting fresh air, and occasionally getting a good shot that keeps me coming back to this difficult game. Here’s what I know about golf: