High 22 F
Low 9 F
It is always good to start a post with a bit of color. Not necessary, but good. Here is the entry bouquet! There is nothing like fresh flowers to stave off the dreariness of winter. This bouquet has alstromeria, carnations and mums.
Before the snow came we had a mild weekend. It seems longer than two weekends ago but nevertheless, with temperatures this morning at a chilly nine degrees it is no wonder that it seems like months instead of just a couple of weeks. The Equipment Manager gave me a new weather station for Christmas for more accurate recordings of temperatures, wind and rainfall. I think it will even take my temperature but that probe looks a little evil! Just kidding. I remember my father used to record the high and low temperatures every day. I remember thinking "What a waste of time". He was a methodical, disciplined man. I don't see myself that way but age gives one a new perspective and what seems to take too much time when we are younger takes on greater importance with the accumulation of years. Anyway, since the weather station necessitated an actual installation, the EM took over. It came with lots of parts,
mostly plastic, which seems the way of the world these days. The main unit has little cups which rotate to measure wind and a container which measures rain.
Here he is putting things together before mounting the unit on a post in the garden. We may move this from this post as the gardening season arrives but, for now, here it is.
Not too pretty but the temperature is more accurate out here away from the house. The best part is the monitor which sits on the top of the computer desk just an arm's reach away for checking the min/max temperature for the day!
I doubt if I will add anymore information on a regular basis to the blog entry but rainfall could be interesting and if the wind speed exceeds hurricane force, you will all know about it! The option is there, at least. Since this blog serves as a record for the gardening year, it seems logical to record the temperatures and any other weather related incidents. I like the new weather station. It seems to be a connection to the past, both the past weather and that long ago memory of Dad writing the temperature down in his journal! Do you think I inherited this need to record data?