The morning of Thursday, September 20 brought a low of 35 degrees and crystal clear skies, and most significantly a thin layer of ice on my car and other exposed surfaces. First frost! Thankfully I had covered what’s left of my tomatoes and pumpkins that night, and they seem to still be alive (barely). This is about two weeks earlier than normal.
We went over 3 full months without a frost this year (June, July, August).
The cooler nights have really started to bring out a bit of color on certain trees…. green still dominates the overall canopy, but you can see tinges of red and orange here and there, especially in the sugar maples. We are about 3 weeks away from peak foliage, and foliage is expected to be great this year.
Next… keeping an eye out for first freeze. Doesn’t look like it will happen this month, so we’ll see what early October will bring.