Monday, November 07, 2011

Flowers in the Snow



The other day we were surprised by an early snowfall two days before Halloween. Activities were cancelled, electric currents flickered, and the family stayed home by the fire instead of rushing about in a frenzy of fall activity. My herbs and snapdragons, the first I've succesfully gardened, were caught unawares but bloomed bravely on. The unseasonal chill seems to have strengthened them: they are flourishing even more fiercely now.