We nearly missed last Winter. Spring was short. Summer came early and now Fall is asserting itself before I am ready.
Fortunately the garden was untouched. Normally we are frost-free for another three weeks. I’m not even sure this is the first frost, just the first one I noticed.
I don’t think this is a good sign. Could be a long, cold winter. Not good for the bees. The next few days are calling for warmer weather but no real sign of an indian summer. I don’t think there was frost on the clover where the cows are grazing right now. I’ll have to keep an eye on them.
Sorry, I think the PNW is hogging the Indian summer weather you haven’t seen. We’re enjoying it, but things are dry, dry, dry. I saw all sorts of signs of a cold winter last fall, and we barely had a winter at all…I think climate change may be causing dispruption in weather prediction.