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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Frost Kissed Morning

Jack Frost apparently was running around the gardens early this morning. He must have been in a hurry as his kisses were scattered around.Perhaps 31 degrees is not cold enough for him to stick around for very long and that's fine by me.
Frost not a Freeze because it's not cold enough long enough to damage pipes..
I'll have to take a garden walk when the sunshine comes up and see if there is any real damage. Plants seem to hide their imperfections under the frost, once it melts away, the truth will be seen.
The Gerberas may go to sleep for the winter, but the Sedums will be fine.
What does your garden(s) look like this morning?

Our youngest came home from her basketball game last night with a temperature over 104....no frost there....

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Today I am Thankful/Blessed with being home when my children need me.

38 comments:

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Beautiful frost photos. Love how it hugs the edges of plants.

tina said...

Frost sure is pretty!

Becca's Dirt said...

My gardens were a frosted as well. We had temps of around 28-30. The die hards like snapdragons and marigolds are still hanging around.

KarenSue said...

No frost here just very cool and windy.

NanaK said...

Your frosted garden looks so pretty. Sure hope when the frost melts all those plants still look pretty. We got quite cold last night but no frost.

Your header pic looks very festive. I love this season even if my garden may suffer a bit. (I may need to be reminded I said that.)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those frosted flowers are so pretty. We had frost today to at 27 degrees. Burrrr!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Your photographs of frost are beautiful. I hope that your youngest is feeling better. You are fortunate that you are able to stay home to care for your children.

keewee said...

Your plants look as though they have been dipped in sugar, so pretty.

Lois said...

Oh no, I hope she doesn't have the flu! I love the way the frost looks in these pictures Darla.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Darla. Your flowers look like they have sugar dust on them. Poor things. it does make beautiful pictures though. It snowed all day here yesterday but it melted as it fell mostly. We have an inch this morning. Ugh! Oh, dear I hope the flu is not going around already.

Lanny said...

Sorry to here about the fever, but the frost on the sedums is just so very pretty. Makes them look like sugared treats.

Floridagirl said...

I hope I can find beauty like that when Jack visits my garden this year. It doesn't usually put me in the mood for photography. We did have a wickedly cold night...it hit the high 30's in early December! This scares me...I wonder if another bad winter is in store.

That fever is really high. Take good care of her! (I love how you always can find something to be thankful for.)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

So beautiful~!
Hope your little one is feeling better fast!

Robin~♥

Noelle said...

Isn't it amazing that frost is so beautiful on plants? I just wish that it did not leave behind brown, crispy growth afterwards :-)

gina said...

i love those daisy pictures!!

Val said...

Your pictures are beautiful!! I have probably asked you this before but what kind of camera do you use. Hubby is gonna get me a new one for Christmas...any suggestions? Hope the little one gets better soon.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Frost is so lovely on the flowers while it lasts. It looks so pretty on yours. My garden looks very brown.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Frost is pretty when you can lok at it through the windows! LOL
Hope the youngin feels better soon
*hugs*deb

Patsy said...

I sure hope the youngist is better to night, and temp is way down.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I love the name of this post, Darla! Lovely images! I hope your girl feels better.

Dar said...

A sprinkle of water on your 'just lightly frosted' plants, and they will survive til the next frost, at least once. Anything, to keep the blooms coming as long as possible, come winter. The daisies are gorgeous.
BlessYourHeart

Dar said...

Hope your daughter is feeling better~~~high fevers are scarey
BlessYourHearts

Dorothy said...

Your frost kissed flowers are pretty and I hope they were not damaged. Goodness, 104 is a really high temp! Hope she is okay now.

Marydon said...

What garden, winter snapped that up a couple weeks ago, sniff! If you water wash them off the sun won't damage them as badly ...

Great capture pics of the beauties.

Have a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~Hugs, Maraydon

Betsy from Tennessee said...

The frost is pretty--but can be OH SO DEADLY to some of the plants.... We are having some bitter cold weather up here now --so George is cutting back the roses and covering the roots and putting them to bed for the winter.

Love your new header.
Hugs,
Betsy

Grace Peterson said...

Uh oh, I hope your daughter is okay. 104 is nothing to sneeze at. Pun intended.

Frost is so beautiful, isn't it? Too bad it has to be cold!

Ruth said...

THose frosty pictures are so pretty.

Julie said...

Those sedums are so pretty with frost on their edges!!! I hope you will have a well girl soon. It must be a virus if it came on so fast and so high. I'm glad you can be there for them too...I am feeling the same way right now with my grandkids and DIL living with us now...it is a blessing to be there. :)

Karen said...

Darla, Hope your daughter is feeling much better already! Your frost pictures are so pretty, the sedum looks like a tiny sculpture.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

You got some beautiful photos of the frost and plants! I hope it didn't do much damage. You asked what our gardens look like this morning. I haven't had chances to get out in the mornings. I did go out after work to take some photos. Things are pretty brown here, but I find beauty in that, too.

Yes, I'm looking forward to spring. You can laugh if you want. ;o)

Gail said...

I love the frost kissed flowers~You've captured them so beautifully. I hope your pre Christmas days are sweet and easy, xxoogail

George said...

You got some beautiful pictures of your frost kissed plants. I hope no damage was done.
Our garden is wet this morning and we might get some snow flurries tonight. So everything will definitely be looking cold in the morning.

Jean said...

Love the frosty pics! My garden is under several inches of snow but I must admit it is beautiful! So when do we get to see your holiday decorations? Jean

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh my that's beautiful! I am still amazed that you get frost, always thought that you never did.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

perennialgardener said...

Gorgeous frost photos Darla. Hope it didn't leave any lasting damage to your garden. Sorry to hear your youngin is ill.

Evelyn said...

Beautiful shots. Cold though!

Hope the little one gets well soon.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yep, that's about what it looks like here. Minus the color. Our flowers have been gone for awhile now.
I sure miss them!

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