Monday, October 20, 2008

Heavy-duty frost at last

We've had frost here and there, mostly in low-lying areas, but this was the scene yesterday morning when we finally got a serious killing frost. I love getting out with the camera on frosty mornings like this.

This was the scene from breakfast room window,
looking at our meadow and the corn field across the road

Our wild border, the one taken over by golden rod and asters

So why do I write frost "at last"? Well, very soon I will get a much longed-for break from gardening and mowing. It's a good thing we have four seasons. I don't think I'd be happy in a climate where you could garden all year long. You can get too much of a good thing.

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener


  1. Anonymous4:22 AM

    These are stunning photos! I can not believe how well you captured the frost. Very nice!

  2. BRRRRRR!!! But what a nice view Yvonne! I have to agree on the not having to mow...but I'm also hoping there wont be a lot of plowing going on this winter. Do you get Lake Effect? I'm thinking not very often. Stay warm!

  3. Hi Eve: I suspect you would get lake effect snow more often than we do. Here it's just occasional, not a regular occurance.

  4. Hi Eve, Nice photos of that early morn frost! Sigh, we are also seeing that serious frost and I'm also one who needs the four seasons! Of course, I'm also the one who can't wait for! Thanks for visiting my blog. This is the second year that I have had a female downy woodpecker living in a birdhouse. I had read that they like houses that are textured (tiered roofs) that way they can get a grip when landing... tried it and it worked!
    BTW, love your blog on farming! Way cool to drive that tractor!

  5. Hi Yvonne
    Again, you captured a beautiful moment in your garden.
    I still have a few chores to do - but the lawn was cut for the last time yesterday and like you I'll enjoy a break from gardening - while longing for the next gardening season.
    I plan to take some time this winter to set up my web-site and start a blog - you may hear from me for advice when I get stuck:)

  6. wow. your garden really looks amazing. I agree with you about having four seasons. each one has something great to offer. but I must admit gardening season is still my favourite.

  7. Anonymous11:21 AM

    Hi, I'm from Asia, pictures here are wonderful.
    Post more, thanks.


  8. Wow, your photos are simply gorgeous!


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