Well…we already had frost last Wednesday night, and an intense cold front moved into southern Alberta late yesterday. Heavy rain overnight is expected to turn to snow flurries by this afternoon (it’s apparently already coming down in the north), and the whole mess is supposed to persist through Wednesday.
I picked all of my tomatoes yesterday morning – vine ripening at minus 2 degrees Celsius or colder is a pleasant concept, but tricky to achieve. Anyone know a good green tomato recipe? (I’m not keen on them fried!).
(From the Capitol Hill Community Garden, Calgary, Alberta – photograph taken 6 September 2014)
I know this chilly blip on the weather radar won’t last, and we’ll have more sunshine and warmth before long, but this zinnia and I are thinking about packing our bags and heading south. Like South Pacific south, where spring is just arriving. I was talking with someone a couple of days ago and we were laughing about how weather-obsessed we Canadians are – but you can’t blame us, can you?
Okay, you know I’m going to ask it: How’s the weather where you live?