Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Death and Beauty After a Killing Frost

Last night the temperature went down to minus 8 degrees (Celsius) and we had a deadly frost. This morning, as I was walking to work, I saw some plants in a vegetable garden that had been killed by the frost. Even though the leaves were limp and bowed down in death, they were very beautiful in the morning sunlight.

I believe these were lettuce leaves. They had been lush and healthy the day before, but now they were covered with a white rime and shrivelled with cold. This is a harbinger of things to come, when everything will be shrouded in a deadly white blanket of snow. Brrrr!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I saw the gardeners on Bloor Street in Toronto planting bulbs this morning. Nature is getting ready for the big sleep!