50 Degree Rhododendron
Zero Degree Rhododendron
The Great Smoky Mountains has joined much of our nation’s pre-Christmas frigid cold snap . . . the coldest temperatures recorded here in a quarter century!
At our digs up here on the mountain > down in the ‘holler’ > over the ‘crick’, the temperature plummeted from near 50 degrees last evening to flirt with zero this morning . . . an ‘invigorating’ touch of the Last Frontier😊
Unlike her unhinged Alaskan hubby, my refined New Orleans spouse isn’t a ‘cool’ temp aficionado. I explained to her that there is really no such thing as cold weather, just improper clothing. She tacitly complied by layering herself in a decorous assortment of stockings, sweatpants and sweaters (pic strictly forbidden!)😊
Evidently, rhododendrons prefer warmer climes as well, and shrink from ‘cool’ temps as the pics indicate. BTW, don’t nibble on their leaves. They have high severity poison characteristics . . . that reminds me . . . I need to check my dinner salad tonight😊
May this Christmas find you surrounded by friends and family rejoicing together in His birth that conquered death. Smile😊. . . . and stay warm, happy, and healthy.
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!
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Merry Christmas Fred and Ellen! Love you guys!
Merry Christmas to you my brother. A child is born, a son is given, hallelujah, what a Saviour! Our gift has been opened, we receive it with joy!
I’m jealous Gary ☺️ Stay warm, and all the best for a warm, blessed Christmas together up there brother.
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I agree – proper gear can make most any weather feel bearable! But still, those are cold temps you have!
Merry Christmas to you my friend and encourager!! XOXO
Merry Christmas to your household Fred. Enjoy some last frontier air specially brought to you. We were almost 30 degrees lower but temps climbing toward zero and will reach in a couple days here.