It’s very cold here. Down in the 20s last night in Tucson. California froze, too. People from very cold places who are tempted to say, “Oh, it’s much colder than that here, suck it up!” aren’t quite grasping the situation. You have no actual inhabitable land, which is why you have covered bridges between your buildings, and why we grow your citrus and winter your hummingbirds, songbirds and butterflies. If you want to have those things, you don’t want California and Arizona and Florida to freeze solid. We aren’t singing fucking carols in horse-drawn sleighs down here.
Lots of loss in the garden, by the roadside. I’m taking this freeze as another learning experience; each time something bad happens on the property I try to make a change for the better. I think I have enough structure built in the garden now to make some real improvements for freeze protection for the future. And I’ve been really impressed with a few of the vines, the jasmine in particular. Ah well.
Give me summer over this shiz any day.