You can see the frost really clearly on the hood of our daughter's Jeep.
Today's date is right in the middle of the range in which we should expect our first frost. For Fredericksburg, which is south of here by about 15 minutes, the average date is October 25. For Culpeper and Warrenton, our closest neighbors to the north and west, the date is October 8.
The temperature didn't stay cold enough for long enough to do damage to the more tender plants in the garden. That's a good thing, because I totally forgot to bring in my potted plants that have been spending the summer outdoors. I will consider this to be a gentle reminder to make time during the coming week to clear space for them to live till spring.