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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

First Frost

We had our first frost last night. Although yesterday morning we technically had some big fat flakes of snow falling, the air temperature didn't actually go below freezing, and the snow melted on contact with the ground and didn't stick. But last night the temperatures went down to at least 31, maybe lower (the thermometer said 31 at 7:30, just before sunrise, when we left for the train station).

Frost always reminds me of sugar crystals

Lots of water droplets frozen in place

Water frozen in its course on a Tetrapanax leaf

Like the water, my work in the garden is at a standstill until the temperatures warm up a bit. I'll probably be back out there once we get temps that are steadily in the 40s, even if it's raining.