Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's SNOWING!!! (update with photo)

The weather here has been toying with frost/freeze for the past few weeks. I have noticed a few plants that have looked nipped but nothing major. Until this morning, that is. We woke up to a frosty morning with a temp of 26! And now, to top it off- it's snowing. It's a good thing I got out to the garden last night and got the last of the peppers and a bit more basil. Supposedly, we may have near record setting low temps of near 20 overnight tonight. BRRR.
We covered J15's rose bush last night but with temps like this I don't know if it will be enough to save it. She was begging this spring for a blue climbing rose that we planted on the southeast corner of the front porch. It has been growing nicely all summer but hasn't bloomed. Until now, of course, it has 2 flower buds on it. We were hoping to see it bloom this year. I know that we can always wait until next year but.... we're so close. We'll see what happens.
Of course, I pity the fools going to the football game today. It's a big game for the University- it's homecoming- we play Michigan and it's a night game on a night with predicted record lows. BRRR! I'm not a real football fan anyway (I know- sacrilege in this town!) but even if I was- I don't think you could pay me to go to this game.
I realize that it's October- it just seems too early to be this cold with snow.


  1. Enjoy the snow! We had it here last weekend. Had to pick the last of the garden except the few plants we are still covering each night. We brought in a pepper plant after reading about your indoor success for four years with your pepper plant. Hope it works for us, too!

  2. Cold weather is for sitting snuggled in a blanket on the couch with a good book and hot cocoa!
    Let the fools freeze on the bleachers!

  3. Yep its been snowing here for 5 days already.. And wow is it ever cold!

  4. I agree 100% with you with the big game...My daughter and I are big football fans but not in a million years will I sit in a staduim that cold. We saw so many cars with the Iowa Hawkeye flags on their cars...I will make homemade pizza and curl up under a quilt and watch the big game on TV in a warm cozy home!!!My daughter is at college and will be watching it in her dorm. I miss those days we could be watching together but will we be texting tho...I thought it was suppose to flurry but it was pretty...the kind that doesn't last...keep warm...Lisa

  5. Brrrr...cold here too but no snow --glad we got the camper winterized today-just barely made it this year


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