Saturday, November 22, 2008
With ten nights in the twenties or lower, the hard freeze finished off the flowers in my garden for the year. The rose bushes stand green, but the bright Knock-Out roses are brown. All of the perennials have bent under the cold and have begun to hunker down. The only thing of interest are some seed pods and variegated evergreens. Even the Camellia's pink blooms, that thrive in November, always through Thanksgiving, have shriveled and turned transparent on the bush.
In the past ten days, cold as it has been, we've had sunshine each day. This fall, I've been more aware of the sun, how at times I can be surprised by light, by the way it beams down in shafts in specific places on the property. I have been surprised several afternoons, when sunbeams bounce around my living room. Yesterday, I caught myself talking to no one, saying outloud, "It's okay. It's the sun. Everything will be okay."