We had a hoarfrost this morning. The definition is: a grayish-white crystalline deposit of frozen water vapor formed in clear still weather on vegetation, fences, etc. The crystals disappear as soon as the sun hits them, so this was one of those mornings when I grabbed the camera, pulled on my boots and ran outside in my bathrobe to capture the beautiful frosting before it was gone.
Stokesia – looks like a snowflake
Some ice in the birdbath
Dragonfly watering wand
Primrose with her frosty edging
The snow will come soon….
November is almost over, and I can’t believe I haven’t gotten around to posting. We did travel to Texas for a week so that interfered a bit. I got a lot of gardening done too. The weather was pretty nice so many of the chores I had been postponing actually got done. Every spring I think I will dig out the mass of asters, rudbeckia, thistles, phlox and evening primrose that have all grown together in front of the back fence. This year I actually did it and moved all the plants to areas where they can happily spread. I planted 100 daffodils out near the road, dug up and moved the amsonia, and moved a bunch of other tall asters. Can’t wait to see what it all looks like in the spring.
In the meantime, the beautiful leaves are gone and its a bit bleak outside. The fog the other day cast some lovely light though.
Esther likes this weather
Here’s some Texas for you.. this is at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in the hill country near Fredericksburg
More shapes at Enchanted Rock
And a yellow rose of Texas for you Barbara S-W
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I am always thankful for my garden. It provides a place for inspiration, frustration, solitude, deep thoughts, beauty, food and digging in good old fashioned dirt.