. . . is a little snow icon on a Bakersfield weather forecast. That’s what I saw when I checked the temperature on my iPhone first thing this morning. I blinked, and looked at the Weather Underground forecast — same thing. Then we listened to the weather on the morning news, and sure enough, Channel 23 was predicting a very slight chance of snow on the valley floor on Wednesday. I’m not holding my breath — they’ve already taken the prediction off the internet sites — but wouldn’t that be great?
It’s cold, anyhow, and didn’t warm up much until this afternoon. Inside, though, the African violets are blooming happily. Marion gave me these, in a lovely shade of lavender. They have a subtle glitter effect, which is hard to capture in a photo.
I don’t remember where I got this one, but it’s pretty amazing.
I love those chartreuse frills.
Every supermarket used to have a little display of African violets. These days they seem to run more to orchids — many obviously dyed. I like the violets better.
Scott brought us a container of white beans cooked with the last of the Christmas ham. They were delicious. I’m thinking of cooking up a big pot of vegetable soup to share with his family. On these chilly days, a pot of homemade soup or beans really hits the spot!