Tuesday, October 11, 2016

First Frost Nope


All day yesterday I watched the weather forecasts and listened to the quieting of the crickets and katydids.

And dragged house plants indoors. There were only a few outside yet, you know, the ones that are too big and gangly and prickly to fit anywhere well. The water cannas. Easter cacti with nasty little hair spines that make life sharper than it needs to be. The rest of the geraniums. I grew most of them from seed and can't quite let go. Every winter they get all thin and sprawly and sad. Every summer I nurse them back to lush and bloomy and all kinds of colors. Then every fall I drag them back in again.

Tweaked my knee filling the twenty-gallon fish tank so one of the big water cannas can winter there in the big window. They will bloom in the winter you know. This one has orange blossoms on big green and yellow stems. Pretty pretty. I have one in the smaller tank in the office where the guppies will (hopefully) winter. I keep that one in and it grows from the tank to the top of the window and waves its orangey flower flags there. It's a biggun.

This morning.....no frost. The fog came in around three AM and cloaked everything in protection....thanks to the river I guess. Weather Underground says 33 degrees. Those last two are most important. They were predicting 27....

I'm glad. Who can resist the last few morning glories, another couple days of zinnias, impatiens in red and orange and pinky-white along the foundation? And tomatoes, still coming in late from the garden? We had some last night with baked bacon, a fine sandwich feast indeed. Looks like we will have at least a few more days of all of the above.....


3 comments:

Cathy said...

Thank you. I needed a morning poem this morning :)

Terry and Linda said...

Today I will water up everything really well. Then the pump will be taken out of the ground and stored for the winter. We will blow out all the pipes and I and I roll up the hose. Winter can come then, but not until I get everything done.

Linda

threecollie said...

Cathy, thanks, lovely mornings these days...hard to resist.

Linda, you always amaze me with the amount of work you and terry do. Hope you are feeling okay now.