Photo © Amy Collier
Summers generally die long and hard here. It was just a mere three weeks back that temps were still dawdling in the low 90s. Winter has made a persuasive comeback with a blast of very cold arctic air this week. Of course it will get warm-ish again with some plants blooming well into December but the blazing heat is a ghost until next year. Until then, I will look back fondly on my Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) flowering wildly in the yard this summer.