Bring Her In

It’s November and the temperature is slowly creeping down.

I’ve had my first couple of work days were I had to put up my hood. It’s starting to get a little chilly out there and my ears do get cold! All of this discomfort is a good reminder to get to those winterizing chores that I’ve been putting off. I have a few pots that will crack if it freezes and a Star Jasmine that is too tender to survive a freeze.055

I got the jasmine this last spring after spotting it at a nursery. The flower’s scent brings me back to a year I spent in California when I was a kid. Our whole house was surrounded by jasmine and it’s amazing fragrance. I thought it was so exotic. Looking back now, I realize what a successful ground cover (weed) it was!

Well, I don’t have to worry about it running rampant here in Port Townsend but, I do have to worry about it freezing. Even with the different microclimates in this area, it is safe to say that we can get down into the low 20’s. You can see from the red leaves that I got it in just in time. So, there it will sit, in my shed, next to a window.

Sculpture and statues can be brought in as well if you have concerns about their integrity.

I really enjoy this change. These pieces can take on a whole new character when they are indoors. For me they become more alive and intimate. There is one that I bring in every year.

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4 thoughts on “Bring Her In

  1. I love the story behind your statue – both who she is and how she came to you.Very special. It was 38.8 degrees here today (101.8 Fahrenheit) and so dry my little weather station did not even have a number to show me on the humidity gauge. Just LL. I have to bring my candles in or they will melt.

    1. Wow. I hope reading about our mild cool winters can bring you some relief! And I’m glad you liked her story. I had fun remembering and writing it down.

  2. I was really looking forward to you blogging about Quan Yin! Your statue of her seems to be at the heart of your garden. Very nice post!

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