Jack Frost Is Due

Daylight savings have finished, we’re in the 2nd month of Autumn and the fire has been lit twice already this week.

Jack Frost is due any time now. I just know it.

Soon I will become completely obsessed with the night skies, and their potential to bring a frost again. My gorgeous husband will be pestered with the nightly question, “Do you think it will frost tonight”.

The clear skies with the stars beautifully visible normally gives it away but all through the Winter months I worry about the fate of my frost tender plants. I constantly check my citrus trees, re-adjusting their frost cloth blankets, hoping to protect their tender limbs and leaves from the freezing cold days until the warmth of Spring comes again. I celebrate every frost free morning, every days relief from the bitter cold wrath of Winter.

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