Slow allotment gardening in the life of a busy family
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Skywatch Friday - portents
Sunday's blue skies began to change as I worked at the allotment. To the south, all was cloudless and calm, but to the north mares' tails appeared. I felt a sense of foreboding, and checked the netting over the broccoli in the face of what I was sure would be wild weather overnight. The broccoli is coming along well, protected from the pigeons this year.
On my walk home the eastern sky was full of portents too. I was even more certain that we were in for a stormy night.
But Monday morning came with the first white frost of the year, and my first thought on seeing it was that I didn't have my frost-loving winter planting garlic in yet. My second thought was relief - at last some seasonable weather.