Our nights have suddenly turned very cold. A few days ago the temperature dropped about twenty degrees in a few hours and it’s stayed that way ever since. I’m not really complaining, but it does take awhile for my body to adjust and to decide if I should bite the bullet and start hauling some of my winter clothes out of the attic. That’s a little too much like admitting defeat, but it’s probably better than freezing my butt off.
I was digging up plants and moving them to new homes yesterday when I happened upon a garter snake out soaking up some rays. Initially I’m not big on snakes, but once I know they’re there I’m usually OK with having them around. They keep the vermin population down to a dull roar, and we’re overloaded with mice, chipmunks and squirrels. So they can have at them, although I don’t think this snake was ready to move very fast yet!