Thursday, November 1, 2007

Finally.....Frost


When I looked out the window yesterday morning, I was greeted with the lovely sight of sparkling frost everywhere, so I quickly got myself dressed and headed out the door....to try and capture some of the beauty, before it disappeared!


Calendula 'Radio'



Scabiosa - Pincushion flower



'Simplicity' Rose



Backside of Yellow Calendula



California Poppy



Zinnia 'Bonita'



Cosmos 'Sensation'



Mountain Ash


Last year our first killing frost was on October 9th, which was a bit earlier than our typical mid-October date here in our zone 6b. This year it came on October 30th, a full 3 weeks later than last year....we almost made it to November.


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"Autumn waves goodbye
....while Winter waits in the wings, practicing her lines."



32 comments:

Vanillalotus said...

Beautiful pictures. I love how frost lines the edges so nicely.

Me said...

Your photos are stunning!! Absolutely beautiful.

Leslie said...

I can't pick a favorite photo...they are all just lovely! Pretty enough to make up for their subsequent loss...really, going out with style!

Zoey said...

Connie,
Those frost photos are simply stunning!

Carol said...

You definitely caught the fleeting beauty of the frost on the flowers. They look so cold!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

Ki said...

Really wonderful photos of the frost rimed plants. The crystalline structures of the frost is quite interesting and beautiful. We have yet to have a killing frost but the forecast for next week seems to be the end of this unseasonable warmth.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Thanks for getting out of bed so quickly to take these pics. They are gorgeous. Frost on flowers can be so beautiful! Thanks for sharing Connie!

BTW still no frost here.

Layanee said...

Wow! I have had frost but not when the flowers are so fresh! They look gorgeous!

Gina said...

Beautiful photos! My favourite is the Californian Poppy :O)

MrBrownThumb said...

Wow,

I was going to say I felt sorry for all your plant what with the frost-but you got some smashing pictures!

Congrats and sorry about the cold ;0)

kris said...

Your frosty photos are beautiful!! We haven't had a hard frost yet - not that I'm complaining!! Thanks for sharing.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Stunning photos! I'm breathless /lol Tyra in Vaxholm

Naturegirl said...

Connie the photos are exquisite! The sparkle!The frost a sure sign of old man winter certainly "waiting in the wings"
We had a few morning of light frost this week but not enought to coat the blossoms as yours. hugs NG

joey said...

Lovely photos, Connie ... it pays to be an early riser, especially one with a camera and great eye!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I love the way frost looks on flowers and you captured it beautifully.

Owin & Irena said...

never thought frost could look so lovely. beautiful pictures
irena

Catherine said...

A lovely sight indeed!! And beautifully captured!! Breathtaking isn't it...hard to imagine that something that kills our flower's ~Or put's them to bed ..is sooo beautiful!! It looks as if you still had a lot of diffrent thing's blooming!! Love the frost covered rose, and the Scabiosa...they were all just beautiful!
A truly magical post!!
Cat

Wicked Gardener said...

What beautiful, interesting pictures. They almost look sugared.

lisa said...

Beautiful pictures! The flowers almost look better with the frosting...for now, anyway.

kate said...

I think your photographs are gorgeous. I love how you have caught the sparkling frost on the flowers ...

Sandy said...

What a way to say goodbye! Your photos are beautiful.

Our first frost was late here in Maine, too.

chelle said...

Mom, your photography never ceases to amaze me, not to mention the beauty God creates around us every day. Thanks for giving me the eyes to see it.

Ewa said...

Ow.. these pictures made an impression on me. all the flowers look like they got little extravagant make-up, cos they still keep their beauty. U really captured it great! Thank you for sharing,
greetings,
ewa

Marie said...

Beautiful frosty flowers!

Fairlightday said...

Your pictures are beautiful! You should frame them. Absolutely!
We had our first frost of the season yesterday. It seemed very early by our standards. :)

Andrea's Garden said...

Unbelievable that you still had poppy blooming when the first frost hit your area. We can already see the snow on the mountains which are very near, but it hasn't stayed on the ground yet. Beautiful pictures. Greetings from Germany, Andrea

Aunt Tea said...

Frost on FLOWERS. fabulous! nice captures. I shall hope for frost on flowers in my yard next year.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Gorgeous pictures! How do you get California poppies to bloom now? I have not been able to get them to grow here..ever. I live in a
6b zone one wouldn't think it all that different would you??

Shady Gardener said...

Ohmygoodness! Absolutely Beautiful photos! Only God can paint the edges of a trying time (for the flowers, in this case) and create cause for rejoicing!

Randy and Jamie said...

What beautiful photos! Those are just absolutely wonderful!

George Africa said...

Hi Connie;
Just catching up with your posts. Although we had several light frosts in early October in this part of Vermont, we made it until the last week before a killing frost. This was very unusual. The trollius always offer a second, lesser bloom from September on but this year they were special. Even the hollyhocks continued to bloom until the end.

Best holiday wishes!
George Africa
The Vermont Gardener
http://thevermontgardener.blogspot.com
http://vermontgardens.blogspot.com

Mitchel said...

How beautiful, thank you