We had our first snow yesterday. It stuck to the grass but not the road. It lasted until the sun came out. Last night we had more snow and this is sticking. I am sad to see fall end, but I wouldn’t trade our winter for a Texas summer no-way, no-how!! I have to confess, though, ever since I discovered Texas garden blogs, it’s been a bit easier to get through the winter. A couple of days ago, Bill Hopkins of Prairie Point posted a photo of his ‘Valentine’ rose, and it sure is a looker. Helps you remember that life still goes on somewhere else when everything’s gone dormant in your neck of the woods.
In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.
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