Saturday, October 4, 2008

Widespread Frost

Yesterday we left the garden and went to visit our daughter. The trees are coloring nicely although still a little subdued. Autumn in New York ... so appealing. It was a beautiful trip!

When we arrived home I checked the weather forecast. WIDESPREAD FROST was the headline. Ed and I walked around the garden and decided to cover only the chrysanthemums. For the rest of the tender plants it was a quick goodbye. It's time! This year's garden is over. Today marks the start of next year's garden.

Still, here I am like a kid on Christmas morning up at 4:45 a.m. turning on the porch light to see if Jack Frost actually made his appearance. I don't see frost close to the house, but it is still very dark.

When I switched off the light I couldn't help but notice the stars. We have big sky here and it is country dark. Orion is shining brightly to the south. The stars are brilliant against the dark sky. I'll get my coffee and watch the stars fade in the morning light. When the sun is up, I'll bundle up get the camera and go out for a picture. OK, I'll open the window and take one!


cherry said...

so beautiful!!!

thank you for sharing your very early morning with us.

Anonymous said...

It is a lovely landscape view, well worth getting out of bed and padding across the floor to see.
We have incredibly not had any frost yet, so I still have impatiens blooming in the garden. I've never had them this late. I have never covered them in the fall, but now I'm tempted to cover them if frost is predicted, just for fun to see how long I could keep them going.

Anonymous said...

Eeek! I'm so afraid of the frost coming. I'm not ready to give up the garden yet. Good for you for being so brave about it!