Thursday, October 12, 2006

Are you kidding me?

Yesterday, I was admiring this—

—and believe me, it’s not often I have a dahlia I can admire, let alone the tallest one I’ve ever grown.

And today, I drove home in this:

I’m sure I’m not the only one exclaiming in horror over this early October blizzard. And I don’t even have my bulbs in, dammit. A fluke, surely. In the meantime, I guess it’s sayonara for all my potted annuals, which were all doing quite well, better than they ever have at this time of year.

I did manage to cut the dahlia, though I suppose its siblings are goners.


Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Isn`t this snow insane???? I couldn`t believe my eyes yesterday and more to come today here apparently. We deserve an early spring seeing as we seem to have skipped a month somewhere.


feliciak said...

I was just reading about the freak Oct. snowstorm up there! At least you could probably salvage the dahlias for next year...they should be OK if you pull them up now, right?
I've GOT to get my lemon tree back indoors!

Carol said...

I am thankful it just got cold in my area of the country. That snow looks awful!

lisa said...

WOW!! Old man Winter done bitch-slapped you!! Yea, I'm feeling your pain...just glad it's not literally...bummer...