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first freeze, first snow, old news

October 18, 2009

see ya next summer, Dahlias

see ya next summer, Dahlias


Yep, we woke up to a freeze (not a frost) on Columbus Day morning. Bit of a shock and sad to see the Japonese anemones go at the height of their brilliance, along with the blood-red Dahlias, Nasturtiums, Zinnias, and all the peppers and tomatillos. We still have greens galore and Borage nodding on in blue and pink. Then it snowed. It’s almost bedtime for the garden.

early morning in the field

early morning in the field

frost-edged cranesbill

frost-edged cranesbill

Then, on Bloom Day (10/15), it snowed, and we woke up to about 2″ the next morning.
snow Oct 16 09-4721

snow Oct 16 09-4716

By our mid-morning walk, most of it was gone.

snow-walk-4744

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 18, 2009 9:31 pm

    I think if I were you (and I might be tonight) I’d want my fall back. But at least there’s beauty in them thar hills…

  2. Kylie permalink
    October 18, 2009 10:16 pm

    And those are some beautiful hills…
    and beautiful photos.

  3. October 18, 2009 10:33 pm

    i can’t believe you had snow for your october bloom day surprise, oh my! but you have found beautiful details brought on by the frosty cover.

  4. October 19, 2009 9:53 pm

    Love that cranesbill. Is that a canine sweater on the dog?

  5. October 19, 2009 9:57 pm

    Thanks everyone :) We have a few warm nights in store (high 30s?) to recover. A sweater, Les? That’s a DWR-finish, teflon-belly-coated, fleece-lined winter jacket. He hates it…

  6. November 5, 2009 11:29 am

    I was grousing that our nights were getting down close to 50. I will stop complaining. But a first snow–How exciting is that?! Even if it nips all your buds, it looks gorgeous.

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