Wednesday, November 3, 2010

First Hard Frost



It was very cold last evening when we took the dogs for their nightly walk and today, in the early morning light, I could see that the first heavy frost had covered everything in a blanket of fine ice crystals.







A few of my groundcover roses, like this pink Fairy, persist despite the cold.


Two weeks ago, my hydrangeas were still a pale pink in the afternoon light. Now the dry, brittle petals are as brown as a paper bag.



Still I find beauty in the garden, even on a cold, early morning.

15 comments:

  1. You have absolutely captured the essence & beauty of a first fall frost! Your dogs must not mind this weather at all with their thick coats. My Aussie LOVES this time of year but my Whippet and Manchester Terrier don't always get off the warmth of the sofa to come for their daily walks.

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  2. Lisa,
    You are very right. The dogs are completely happy with these cooler temperatures. They usually wilt in summer and spend their days looking for a spot in the shade.

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  3. You got some great shots out in the cold! I especially like the sugary dusted fairy roses.

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  4. Beautiful ... I just love the first few frosts (then I'm ready for spring - ha). The crystals on that rose are magnificent.

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful frost photos, especially the spiky crystals on the pink roses!

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  6. Everything looks like it's been dipped in sugar! And the colors and light are fantastic.

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  7. We haven't had a frost here in Seattle yet and my hydrangea looks exactly like your "before" picture. Your photos are really beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    -Jean

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  8. Your garden is going out beautifully.

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  9. Oh, how pretty. You're inspiring me to get out there early and try to shoot some frosty pics. You've done such a lovely job with yours. That top photo is absolutely stunning!

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  10. Wonderful photos! One thing about frost, it sure is pretty.

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  11. The garden has it's own unique beauty with the frost cover. Not looking forward to the other white stuff tho.

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  12. Everything is so beautiful!
    love how the roses look

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  13. Lovely photos. We had frost on the grass that day. Your Pink Fairy roses look wonderful frostbitten.

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  14. I am certainly not looking forward to frost and freezing temperatures, but you sure made it look magical and something to anticipate.

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  15. Your photography is top-notch. Freeman Patterson would be proud. Why not query Canadian Gardening magazine as a freelance photographer? You could even submit a query with an article idea since you're such an avid gardener as well.

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