It finally happened. Jack Frost came by and put his special touch on everything. In the early morning, the plants have beautiful frosty edgings.
Sunrise on the garden globe
The porch plants came inside to their winter home.. a shower stall in the downstairs bathroom makes a great little greenhouse
By mid-morning, the sun has warmed things up. The real cold is coming the end of the week so over the weekend it was time to finish the fall clean-up. Patio and porch furniture came into the garage for the winter, ceramic birdbaths were emptied and stored away so they won’t crack, trellises/stakes/and supports stashed away and deer fence put up. I took bushels and bushels of decaying plant material to the compost. The Sheffield mums are still going strong so I left those alone.
Smokebush leaves continue to change
The gorgeous red blossoms on the pineapple sage remain
The meadow received its annual mowing
One last alpine strawberry
A thrift decided it wasn’t done yet
A leaf hanging on
And a turkey in a ma-a-ple tree……
My garden club maintains a lot of different areas in town and those all required clean-up this week too. Yesterday we cleaned up the Blue Star Memorial so it would be ready for today’s ceremonies. Thank you for your service, Veterans.