Sunday, October 23, 2011

The First Fall Frost

The first fall frost hit this weekend.

When I stepped outside, the wind was calm. White crystals covered the grass, the tree limbs, the fences. White stars dotted the sky.

The air smelled of basil.

I hadn't covered the prolific plants overnight, and the frost killed those plants that so love a warm climate.

But in their dying gasps, they emitted the sweet scent of summer that hung in the frosty air.

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