We had a beautiful fall that lasted longer than usual, with the first killing frost not arriving until October 30. But winter has definitely arrived early this year. Late last week the temperatures dipped well below the November normal, and the snow and wind blew. Thankfully, though, we had only a dusting of snow, not the avalanche of snow that fell on the Northeast.
It seems there were very few places in the U.S. that escaped the polar vortex this past week. Even in Dallas--no sitting by the pool on this trip, and no excursions to the Dallas Arboretum this time. But we had a good visit nonetheless, and since Daughter and Son-in-law are expecting their first child in early January, I know there will be many more trips to Texas coming up soon.
With the holidays coming up, I am actually glad that garden work is done for the year. And once they are over, I know that I will be soon be spending cold winter nights planning once again for that elusive "perfect" garden.
Thanks to our hostess Carol for sponsoring Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day every month. And since I know I won't be posting for at least another week, I want to wish you all . . .
A Happy Thanksgiving!