“There’s going to be a frost tonight”, said the UPS guy, eyeing my cactus on the front porch as he delivered the big roll of batting and two boxes of fabric from Gloria.
Early for a frost, I thought, I’m sure my hardy prickly pear cactus will be fine on the porch.
But as night came and it got cold and dark, I decided not to take any chances and brought all my house plants in for the season. Then I got some sheets and covered the Dahlias and the flowers in the garden by the back porch.
This morning when I took the sheets off the flowers they weren’t just wet with dew, but stiff and crunchy. I didn’t see any frost till I went into the pasture. The places that were still in shadow, that the sun hadn’t touched yet, were white with frost.
Bless the UPS guy I thought, he brought me my batting, Gloria’s fabric and helped save my flowers from an early frost.