And I was worried about protecting my plants from frost... This is the earliest I remember snow in the cities. Bemidji, we would get snow early, but not here in St. Paul. I guess Mother Nature is trying to make up for our rain deficit this summer.
But really? Snow on October 10th? This morning we woke up to even more snow. Most of our leaves haven't even changed color yet, and they are heavy with snow this morning. I was driving down one of our city streets yesterday, that is lined with gingko trees. All of the leaves had fallen off of them, all at once, in big green piles. And now this morning they are covered with snow. Quite surreal. Guess we are done harvesting tomatoes.
Charlie was TENT camping with the boy scouts this weekend, near Mille Lacs lake. Criminy. I am not sure if they get a merit badge for tent camping, in the snow, with temps in the 20's and wind chills in the teens. But he survived.
The first thing he did when he came home was to take a really long, hot shower. The comforts of home.