Predictions are for overnight temperatures ranging from 19-23 F for the next five days.
Bring out the burlap! Our occasional ritual of wrapping our fragile citrus trees in burlap and sheets has begun. We're capping our more vulnerable cactus plants and throwing tarps over flower beds. We're wrapping up water pipes.
We're ready for winter Arizona-style.
I just got an email from my dear friend Tim, basking in an unseasonably warm Chicago (mid-50's), and happily advising us to stay warm. He gleefully offered to send us some flannel undergarments for our ordeal.
We may not be quite ready for long winter underwear, but some things might help on this cold night.
Hot chocolate or steaming mugs of coffee.
A warm cat -- or four -- as the cats recoil from their favorite screen doors in favor of huddling together on our bed.
And, of course, we have each other. Hmmm...chocolate, quilts, cats and each other.
We're grateful for all we share on this bright, cold, star-lit night.