Friday, September 26, 2014

First Frost

by Tam Linsey
Autumn is busy for me, scrambling to bring in the harvest before hard frost ruins everything. Winter arrives quickly and decisively here in the High North. So without further preamble, I leave you with photos and haikus from this week's first (and late, I might add) frost. Now back to my garden; it's supposed to get cold tonight.

Sun cuts through first frost
in gentle reminder that
winter is coming

On sigh of chill wind
the sun warmed curves blush crimson
and fall to the earth

Vines taken by frost
pumpkins glow with autumn's kiss
a call to harvest

Tam is the author of the Botanicaust series of post-apocalyptic romances. When she's not writing, you can find her in the garden or in the kitchen. If you'd like to read more about her self-sufficiency experiences in Alaska, sign up for her newsletter or visit her website.

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