Only 15F this morning! Good grief. I knew it was going to get cold, though. Yesterday it barely got out of freezing (even though bright and sunny) and by 2:00 pm the birdbath started freezing over again and was solid by 4:00. A bitter north wind sure didn't make things better.
The garden jeans made it to the end, but only just. Toward the last I stopped sewing on the patches and used pins and Gorilla tape to help keep the dirt/leaves out. LOL These will be retired. The back of the legs are still nice and will become next year's patches.
The B&B salvia have held up to low temps, but I'm sure they will eventually succumb. (Yep, totally toasted this morning.) The Veronica (blue bomb), however still blooms and will stay evergreen over the winter.
The deer shredded the last butterfly bush (Pink Delight) in the ring bed last night. They stripped the main stem down to pith. I hate those damn vermin.
Meanwhile, I am warm and toasty inside the house (thanks to all that work I did to my furnace heat ducts and cold air returns early this year CLICK HERE). Also warm and toasty inside me thanks to a freezer full of veg broth, frozen beans, turkey & chicken stock and lots of cubed meat for soups.
Another frozen turkey is thawing in the fridge and will be roasted up on Wednesday. Friends down for the holiday on Thursday. Then on Saturday my Mom and her brother here for leftovers. Weather will 'warm' up through Friday so travel should not be anyone's issue.
Hope all get to spend time with friends and loved ones over Thanksgiving. That's the best part of the holiday. Enjoy.