Today's forecast includes a snowfall warning for tonight and over the next few days, with temperatures down to -9 degrees Celsius (15 degrees Fahrenheit). The kids are twittering with excitement, and I foresee a weekend of tobogganing and snowman building in our future.
After hanging a load of laundry out to freeze-dry this morning, I grabbed my camera and went to check the current state of things in the garden.
We've got quite a few turnips that are holding well in their original place in the garden. There are also several parsnips still tucked snuggly away beneath the soil.
I love the look of these skeletonized hydrangea flowers (I'd chopped the dead flowers up and used them as mulch toward the end of the summer).
The broccoli rabe/rapini is doing exceptionally well. I'd never grown this before planting it this year, and it's become one of my favorite things to grow. It seems to thrive in our cooler spring and fall weather, and even survived last month's hard frost.