Because of the looming F word. It has five letters.
|From earlier this fall - we didn't get this one.|
This is the word that strikes terror into the heart of many gardeners. It's the end of the growing season (except for some hardy crop exceptions). It's the end of cut flowers. It's the end of mild weather, although our mild weather ended several days ago, alas.
There wasn't a frost advisory last night. Most people around here have gotten their first frost, even their first freeze, by now. I am positive that, yesterday morning, sleet was mixed in with rain where I work in Binghamton, New York. And, tonight, we are predicted to get the other word.
The S word.
I hate that word.
Why does nature have to wreck a perfectly good fall?
Please tell me that these innocent flowers (not mine, but still) died last night.
Please tell me these leaves won't fall in a few days.
Please don't tell me it will snow tonight. Or tomorrow.
Day 26 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.