Tag Archives: early frost

FALLING TEMPERATURES

FALLING TEMPERATURES

Autumn’s falling temperatures,

Especially at night…

Someday soon will then surprise

With frost at morning light.

My parents were prepared

For an early frost forecast…

They kept old bed sheets on hand

To shield from a wintery blast.

Spreading the sheet over garden plants

Gave protection the most…

Then when harvest ended

One could masquerade as a ghost!

–Jonathan Caswell

LITTLE BIRDS DO IT AGAIN…AND AGAIN…!

LITTLE BIRDS DO IT AGAIN…AND AGAIN…!

Those little birds’ family urging,

Mays way for multiple merging…

Two or three per season

For gene line increasin’

Making survival encouraging.

One nest I observed regularly,

Did two broods that season–nearly three–

The third brood lost

With early frost,

But two brood matured completely!

Little birds sure get down,

Their energy ¬†does really astound…

Two batches, nearly three,

Brought to maturity,

Their summer of love covers ground!!!!

–Jonathan Caswell