Here in southwest Ohio, we have been treated to two outstanding weekends the last two weeks. But, as I sit here reading, “WordPress For Dummies” and trying to relearn what I once knew and really learn what I never figured out, I hear rain hitting the windows and that is a good thing.
When I started blogging, back in 2009, I think, I used Live and had a site I liked – it was cheerful and had little extras that I enjoyed sharing.
When I had to migrate, I lost a lot of that and that may have been the start of my lack of inspiration – too much to relearn. At any rate, I have never fully developed my blog to look and function the way I originally intended. I really saw it as a journal for myself that perhaps some like-minded gardeners, especially those just learning, could share.
And, I especially wanted a log of weather conditions. Something I have never been good at and regret from time to time. For instance, the previous two winters were mild but 2014 almost broke a record for inches of snow. And, without the weather man, I could have missed the finer details of that.
I am noticing it now because 8 roses, a new azalea, and a crepe myrtle nearly didn’t make it through – we’ve had to cut back drastically to reach the new growth. Likewise, the Stella d’Ors are blooming late and my daffodils did too.
Records of this would be nice. I suppose I could construct something in Excel, and maybe I will, but I wish I had a widget that kept weather information on a daily basis that I could then use to make observations about garden conditions.
Thinking on this… Ideas?