Today was a gorgeous day, the flowers are still blooming, it was in the 70’s, the sun was shining, I will take as many days such as this one as Mother Nature is willing to give us. Unfortunately, this weekend may be the last one with temperatures anywhere near civilized. A cold front is coming next week, for Blandford that means we are in for a frost, my pretty flowers won’t surivive a frost, so this is probably their last hurrah, poor little guys.
Tonight the weather people announced that it was going down to 24 degrees, that is really cold for a first frost. I have been meaning to mulch and today was the last day to get it done or else it would have been too late. I feel a lot better that I did because even if my plants don’t survive the winter, it wasn’t for lack of trying. I can’t berate myself over laziness or not caring, I am really hoping that the rosemary and sage survive, having fresh herbs in the spring and summer is such a lovely thing to have, even if you don’t use it for cooking, they just smell really nice outside. I walk past and brush my fingers through a few leaves and the scent is soothing and invigorating at the same time.
Since we received our wood delivery, I took the time to load up in the garage and in the living room because there is nothing worse than when you want to start a fire when it is dark outside and you have to make numerous trips out in the cold and your wood is damp or wet. At least for tonight we are all set to cuddle in the living room with a roaring fire and t.v shows to watch.
This weekend will be warming up, I am happy about that, but even if we didn’t use the wood tonight, it won’t go bad in the living room. My hubby was the world’s best boy scout and their motto is always be prepared and when it comes to staying warm in the winter that is the best advice that you can give someone.