In late August I told you about how "Highway Robbery" was taking place in my county. Well, as the sun rose this morning it was evident that this crime has been replaced with another. This criminal has struck twice in the last couple of nights in the western part of Loudoun County Virginia and is leaving devastation to those who are unfortunate enough to be in his path. Nothing is immune to this criminals cold and merciless brutality. Although he is difficult to see as he commits his crime, if you are brave, you can listen carefully in the cold of night and hear the echo of his contemptuous laugh at the feeble attempts of protection. While some of these attempts to slow his rampage and killing spree will be successful, unfortunately he cannot be stopped. If you were prepared and managed to escape him one night, I promise you he will be back on a night that you are careless and your defenses are down.
You may indeed know this criminal whose first name is Jack. Below is a sketch artist's rendition of him followed by pictures of the crimes he committed right here on my road! But be warned Jack can and does have many faces--He also has many weaknesses but his partner in crime and mentor known as Hard Freeze will be coming and is much more brutal--Then comes the 'Godfather," Old Man Winter!
Here are some pictures of the devastation found in Jack's wake this morning...The poor and innocent honeysuckle.
Even this 'unknown' was not spared.
Jack showed no mercy to the already dead leaves...
There was no place for the Teasel to hide.
Jack's spree didn't end with the defenseless plants.
His wrath was felt in the fields both high...
and low. There was nothing that could be done to stop him.
Jack struck every where.
All I can do is warn you and wish you 'good luck' in keeping Jack Frost at bay for as long as possible--I hope you are more successful than we were!