Saturday, November 07, 2009

FIRST FROST

it finally happened, jack frost visited. not a killing frost, though... echinacea 'coconut lime' is just opening...the small marigolds were hardly affected...
alpine strawberries seemed carefree...
the broccoli soldiered on (when should i harvest it?)
the japanese blood grass survived - this time...
echinacea 'sundown' deformed by cold...
the kale looks salted like a pretzel, but it is frost...
small marigold fringed with white...
tithonia 'torch' was higher and more protected...
brussels sprout leaves...
tagetes tenufolia, is so sturdy...
tulip tree seeds and leaf frozen in the bird bath... i you enlarge you can see the bubbles in the ice...

5 comments:

miss m (InfG) said...

Omg, I think you've outdone yourself, em ...
Your photography is always excellent but this frost photoshoot is amazing. ALL the shots are lovely but the most mesmerizing for me are the broccoli and the kale (especially the kale !) The contrast between the blue and green is stunning and the ice crystals are, as you pointed out, so reminiscent of salt. Oohh and aahh ! Oh, and your last photo looks like a painting ! Wow ...

Boo to Jack for paying a visit, but what an eyeful he left behind.

ps. Your new winter header is totally awesome too !

Connie said...

Gorgeous images! I love those tiny little marigolds in your second to last photo...I grow them, too.

sophie munns said...

Winter is around the corner it looks like!
Lovely images Em.
Love the new header as miss m mentioned...it looks great.I guess youare not so tempted to spend as much time outdoors as it grows colder!
S

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What beautiful pictures of the frosted garden. I wondered what tree those seeds were that were all over my yard. Now from your posting I know, Tulips poplar trees!

em said...

miss m: thanks for all that... it was nice being out in my robe and slippers with so much to photograph!

connie: thanks... it took them forever to bloom, but it was worth the wait.

sophie, just when you think winter is around the corner, we have a beautiful day like today! i was out most of the day pruning, etc. thanks for visiting again!