Beware….Frost Advisory!

Beware….Frost Advisory!

I was so excited!  I took all of the plants I had been storing in the garage outside yesterday.  I am not talking just a few plants nor are they small plants.  I cleaned them up and re-potted many of them and placed them lovingly and yes, strategically (for those of you that know me) :), outside.

They look so nice that Bailey, our youngest Golden, kept posing in front of them to have her picture taken.  (She is NOT camera shy like her Momma (me) for sure – she actually poses!!!)

Those plants make the outside look ‘dressed’, homey and so inviting.

But, guess what?

There is a FROST ADVISORY in effect Tuesday morning  from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Yep, that’s right – a FROST ADVISORY for the Piedmont!

See the peaches all over this little tree we planted in the fall?  It is LOADED with what we hope will be fresh, organic peaches IF they survive the frost!!!

Doesn’t Old Man Winter know that spring has sprung BIG TIME here in the Piedmont???  That we all finally said, “Okay, so this is it…this is the way it is gonna be this year…no real cold weather to speak of….cool, I think I like it!  No….I LOVE it!!!”

And…we start whipping out our shorts, tank tops and flip-flops,  putting out tender plants, even contemplate starting our gardens early!  Our excitement is hardly containable – you can just feel spring-fever in the air!

But the joke is on us and the truth is Mother Nature has a sense of humor…I can just see her giggling as we all scamper around trying to bring in and cover up everything in sight to keep it safe from the impending frost!    Bottom line – if you have tender plants outside, bring them in and if you can’t bring them in, cover them up!

Guess you know what I will be doing today~  As we say here in the South, “Bless…” and you Southerns know my intonation as I type that and exactly which ‘Bless’ definition to apply 😉 !

Gabe thinks I am funny and is loving the fact that we will be outside most of the day today!  Come to think of it…I am, too!  Let’s get to it~


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