So guess what?  It snowed here on Monday…and it’s still snowing.  We got 3 inches and are still under a heavy snowfall warning for today.  Yes.  In September.  I know, right?  Snowtember.

I seriously am not ready for this type of weather.  We live in winter for almost 8 months of the year around here, so to see it on your doorstep, covering all your potted plants and garden in the early part of September is very sad.  September is a month that we should be able to count on for summer temperatures. Actually the day before all this snow fell it was 27 degrees C here and I was wearing shorts, a tank top, sandals and had the A/C cranked.  Then the next day it snowed.

But we knew it was coming so the day before it arrived we made sure to soak up the sun, and I cleaned out my garden knowing that all my plants and flowers were likely going to die. Boo hooooo.


I managed to harvest all my herbs and tomatoes from my tiny little urban garden, although most of my tomatoes are still green.  It felt weird bringing all my herbs in so soon, but at least I saved them for all the soups and stews I plan on making over the next few months!

After we got everything put away and battened down the hatches, we waited and waited for the snow that was supposed to come.  When we woke up in the morning it was just raining so I hoped that maybe, just maybe the snow skipped us.

But then this started about 3:00 in the afternoon.


Snow coming in sideways, all heavy and wet.  Covering up summer like it never existed.  { insert cry face here }  Notice my hanging baskets over there…ya those ones under all that snow?


Then an hour later everything was blanketed in white.  Yes, it’s pretty.  But NOT in September folks.  Nope, this is pretty in November…heck even in late October I don’t mind it.  But not now.  We did not sign up for Snowtember.

So now we wait and hope that the forecast changes and we can have a few more weeks of sun and warmth before summer officially disappears.  For now I will wear my boots and winter coat and sip my pumpkin spice latte with a big ol grin and bear it smile on my face.

But seriously, can you believe this?  Snow in September.  Oh, before you go, do you have any tips on what I should do with all my green tomatoes?  😉

Have a warm and sunny day!

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      1. Truly very bizarre! Temps here in the nation’s capital are starting to dip and the forecast for Saturday is only 14. Even that’s unseasonable for this time of year. Hmmm .. wishing I could become a snowbird!

  1. Our crazy Alberta weather, we didn’t get hit quite as bad in St. Albert. My son goes to University in Calgary and said the roads were horrible. Sunny days coming.

  2. Yay!! Snow is awesome 😀 Love it!
    As to your green tomatos, leave them in a warm spot inside your house. As soon as the sun comes out, put them into the sunlight. They should ripen. That’s what my dad always does. It doesn’t matter if you’ve already harvested them.

  3. I am not ready for this either. I prefer snow after Thanksgiving, late November for us. Something tells me this is pretty early for you as well. We have gotten snow as early as early October. Friday night the temps got down to freezing (32F). It froze off my garden. Pumpkins that still needed time to grow, my raspberries. There were so many that just needed another week to grow and ripen. It was warm the day before. I hope it was just a fluke storm and it is gone and has warmed back up.

  4. Green Tomato Mincemeat

    3 cups chopped green apple
    2 cups chopped green tomato
    2 cups brown sugar
    1/4 cup vinegar or cider vinegar
    2 tsp. cinnamon
    1 tsp. allspice
    1 tsp. cloves
    1tsp. salt
    1 lb. dark raisins
    1 cup suet
    1/2 – 1 whole orange (not peeled) chopped

    Combine and cook over low heat until desired consistency – 30 – 45 minutes.
    Bottle and seal. Makes over 1 quart