These may be the last of our garden flowers. I thought they might expire last night, when we were supposed to have the coldest night of the year so far -- possibly even below freezing. We had snow flurries late yesterday morning, which sent all the kids at school scrambling to the windows with cries of, "It's snowing!"
But I don't think it froze after all -- there was water on top of the trash bins when I took out the recycling just now, and it's not dawn yet -- so the flowers may keep plugging away for a few more days or weeks.
The nasturtiums, especially, just keep cranking out flowers, even though the plants themselves are looking tired and scraggly and there's not a pollinator to be found.
Dave's sixth-grade students performed their holiday concert last night, so he got home late. I curled up on the couch with the dog, finishing my latest Michael Connelly novel, "The Reversal." His books are compulsively readable!