It’s Getting Cold

This morning was the first time this season the thermometer was below 40° when I woke up: 38° and holding for 3 hours. Tonight and the next few nights will be below freezing. I had to get the fireplace going as we haven’t yet turned on the furnace and it was pretty chilly. Most of the summer annuals are getting dumped this weekend, and the ceramic pots that can’t survive the winter outdoors will get stored. The New Guinea impatiens are looking great, however. They seem to be loving the chill. My guess is the freeze will do them in however. The heated bird bath will get plugged in and I guess it’s time to put the fountain away, always a sad concession.

Yesterday I visited Linder’s for what was probably the last time. I bought 2 small hostas as my last impulse purchase there. It was nice to see that, even though they’re closing their doors and the stock is very depleted, they’re keeping it neat, organized and reasonably attractive. It’s sad enough to go there, it would be way worse if it was also really a mess. They have a parrot named Baby that has lived in a huge habitat in their indoor building as long as I can remember. He talks to people as they shop. I wonder what will happen to Baby.

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