Wow, the month of February has been quite a roller coaster ride around here. The good is that we warmed up considerably for a few days, even reached 72 one day. I didn’t think anything could melt those eight inches of petrified ice on my driveway, but it’s gone. In fact all the snow and ice is gone with the exception of a few spots here and there. The bad is that as usual with a warm up comes wind and rain. Lots of wind and rain. And the ugly is that the tornado sirens were blaring the other night, as we were under tornado warnings. Nothing happened, other than a few smaller tree limbs came down. I was so happy for the warmer temps even tornadoes were unable to dampen my enthusiasm. My brother had major surgery last week and Saturday hubby and I made the two hour trip to the hospital. It was a glorious day. My brother was doing well, the sun was shining and it was 63 degrees. Unfortunately, as they say, all good things must come to an end. It was snowing again last night, but just as it began to accumulate, it stopped. So there’s still bare ground out there, but the cold is definitely back. Here’s a few photos from February. Look at the first one. I found these sedum coming up under all that ice.