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Mother Nature’s trail…

Good evening, Netizens...


If you haven't already considered the thought, perhaps this morning would be a good time for you to dig out those nefarious red woolen long-handled union suits out of the closet where they have been hidden since last spring. That is because, if you step outside the back door this morning, you will quickly find autumn, complete with near-freezing temperatures, has arrived overnight and will be sticking around a few days.


Given that tonight and tomorrow morning, temperatures in the Spokane region will drop to near-freezing temperatures, thus bringing unprepared gardening to a close for yet another year. I spoke earlier today with Rusan Green (CFO/CEO of Cutting Edge Communications) who has a quite respectable 4-5 acre garden of her own in Greenacres, and she announced that she already had her first killing frost, and that most of her garden was nipped heavily by the frost this morning.


As I sat in front of the Virtual Ballroom this afternoon, I chanced to encounter Mother Nature, herself, strolling among the various plants, shrubs and trees in the atrium leading to the ballroom. She was holding a painter's palette in one hand, speculatively looking at the plants in our virtual garden, and humming softly to herself. It would seem to me that she is preparing to paint the garden in the frolicsome colors of autumn, as summer finally begins to fade softly into fall once again.


Now if we can just please get her to dispense some rain our way, preferably not the wretchedly noxious white stuff, perhaps we can put some of the summer fires out once and for all.



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