You’d think this was Minnesota the way the weather acted tonight!

I shot this 10 minutes ago out the back door — this is my dark green patio! 
Sleet loud enough to pelt the windows and howling winds can gusting through here tonight.  (33 miles per hour!)
We also got about 1/10 th of an inch of rain – maybe some more moisture if you add in the sleet.
We sure need the water, but I could have done without the freeze damage only 4 days before the party.
How much you wanna bet all the lovely plants look like…well,… crap, tomorrow?
But, I have to say, it’s right on time.  We always get our first good freeze the week before our Holiday Party.  
I set my watch by it, so I guess it’s good to know that all is right with the world, even if it’s a little chilly for us here tonight!