Took a walkabout to see how the cold has been affecting the plants and critters dealing with it outside.
I stopped by my son's house to let out my grand dog and found this girl trying to warm herself in the sun. She is a female Anhinga. A bird usually seen diving into and swimming in the water after fish. Guess she figures that it is too cool for the pool and is working on her tan instead today. How do I know that it's a female ? The females have a tan neck where the males are pretty much all black.
Back in my garden found this Lizard
checking on things same as me. Guess the freeze has thinned out some of the garden bugs. Good for me but bad for the Lizards meal prospects.
I don't so much mind the Lizards in the garden. They help me to keep the bugs off of the plants and are a natural bug control so I seldom have to apply poisons to the plants.
All in all the critters seem happy but I have noticed that I haven't seen any Butterflies in two days. Hope the freeze hasn't killed them.
Best as I can tell early on the freeze has effected only a few of the outside plants.
This Moon flower didn't like the cold at all and looks like its all over for it.
They like the warm weather anyway and I had just planted it to celebrate the end of the Hurricane season here. I hope that the plant freezing is not an omen for the upcoming Hurricane season this year. I will have to study on that for awhile.
Most of the damage that I see so far seems to be at the tips of the plants that were exposed to the wind.
It might take several days to tell if the plants themselves will just loose so leaves and rebound back.
So it seems for now that the sandpit has once again survived the forces of nature with minimal damage. Hope everyone is as fortunate.