Sooner or Later

     I knew it had to happen sooner or later.  Their life expectancy isn’t long and I knew their time was coming, yet nothng could have prepared me to see their lifeless appearance.  There they hung, limp and drooping with their heads slung over the edge of the pot.  My hanging baskets with their beautiful flowers have finally succumbed.

     Their yellow, pink and blue blossoms are no longer stretching to the sun.  The temperature got cold on Sunday night and we even received a dusting of snow.  It was too much for the flowers and now their season is over.  The thermometer got down to 22 degrees last night and things froze hard again.  I guess their time had come sooner rather than later..