Halloween night! We have nighttime forecasts of 21*, and so Old Man Winter must be trick or treating tonight with all the kids. Yikes! The last two hours of daylight this evening saw me hauling in plants I might like to over-winter: bougainvillea, heliotrope, and more.
Last week I planted fifteen new lavender plants out in the Lavender Patch. Tonight, I covered them w/ jars (a la bell jars/cloche jars), and then went into overdrive and covered THOSE with Styrofoam cups topped with inverted terra cotta pots. This, after I watered them all this afternoon to prevent root freeze.
I have never been a worrier until I began this lavender thing.
Halloween: the past couple of years we have not even turned our porch lights on (Bah~! Halloween Bug!) because there really have not been any kids in this neck of the Thousand Acre Wood. (Winnie the Pooh fan, anyone?) But this week I was given the heads-up that we might be having FIVE Trick or Treaters on our porch tonight. I ventured out this morning and got a few bags of piddly candy, but I also got five boxes of Swedish Fish. Ha ha ha ha!! My kids used to LOVE Swedish Fish!
Here it is, soon to be 8:00 pm, and nary a trickster nor a treater. (SPOILER ALERT: If you are one of my adult kids and you are reading this, you might want to stop reading NOW.)
Ha ha ha ha ha ha! I bought large boxes of Swedish Fish (the movie size) because I know my kids love them. ha ha! Since I am not seeing any scary faces peering through our porch windows, I am thinking that Halloween 2014 is a bust. Happily, though, I have it on good authority that Santa Clause is a tremendous recycler. Ha ha! How great is THAT?!!
POSTSCRIPT: The Swedish Fish have been got. Sorry, adult kids...