The first night frost.
I did expect it yesterday evening even if I hoped I was wrong. But it never reached the cottage but I saw my car covered in ice when I went to fetch my morning paper. The car stands a few yards closer to the bog and that was all that was needed. But it was a light frost to be honest so not even the more tender plants got damaged. My guess is that if we’ll get a clear night it will hit harder but the sky shows a few clouds so if it gets cloudy we’ll get a warm night instead.
The rest of the day has been the total opposite to the morning, it’s summer warm again 🙂 I’ve been sitting on the kitchen stairs with Nova just enjoying the sunshine. The few insects that’s still around seems to feel their time is coming to an end now, they are all very busy flying around doing what’s necessary before it is too late. Many of them will survive these first cold nights but food will be scarce and the few that will hibernate during winter are all busy trying to find the right place to do it. I usually have a few butterflies in my cottage, they tend to wake up as soon as I start the fire in the stove again. It will still be warm enough for them to find a new place if they’re lucky, if they stay indoors with me and my dogs they will starve to death.
Nova became four years old yesterday 🙂 Time just flies away, she has been living here for two and a half years now. On the sixth both Orvar and Hector will become ten years old, it feels like just yesterday they were crawling around on my kitchen floor 🙂 I’ll go back to work tomorrow, the stop pills finally did their job 🙂 I still have no energy but I’ll take it easy so I’ll last the day 🙂
Have a great day!