Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Home Spun comic strip #587
I had never known this little fact until my aunt pointed it out to me. This winter has been great for studying the rhododendron outside of our window. Those days when we could freeze bubbles, its leaves were so tightly curled they looked thinner than straws. I find it easier to check the rhododendron before going out than trying to find out what the current temperature is. When the leaves relax and open, I know I won't need as many layers to keep warm. Last Friday, the leaves were fully open as the temperature approached the high 60's. Now they are tightly wrapped again. I'm hoping it gets warmer tomorrow.