Friday, November 9, 2007

First Frost

Opaque windows tried to hide the secret of the night. But it couldn't be kept. The deck boards crackled under foot this morning. The unseasonable warmth of September and October could not last long into November. A lone leaf lay covered in frost.

This morning, frost blanketed my world.

It looked as though a light snow had kissed the earth.

A chilly 26 degrees dressed my yard in shimmering, frosty sequins.

Oak leaves, edges etched in icy silver, sparkle briefly in one final glorious display.

Jack Frost beckons Old Man Winter.


Mary said...


This is a beautiful photo essay. We haven't had a frost this hard as yet, though we had a very fine snow all day yesterday until about 4pm. There was no accumulation. I put up a few photos on my blog of my garden. My flowers are nicer now than they were during the summer, as the heat and lack of rain didn't allow them to thrive.

Thanks for posting these beautiful photos.


Michele said...

Oh, how pleasant! I think the photos are beautiful and every word you wrote was just glorious and simply breathtaking! What a writer you are!!!

Thanks for sharing ;0)

Oh, and stay warm!


Tina Coruth said...


Thank you! Your flowers are beautiful! I'm glad you haven't gotten a hard freeze yet so you can have some time to enjoy your flowers after that horrid summer weather. :-)


Tina Coruth said...


Thank you! Your very kind words have made my day!

Now that the first hard frost has taken place, it's layering time. We keep the sweaters, sweat shirts and throw blankets handy. It also doesn't hurt to have a little dachshund who likes to lay on your feet. LOL

Smiling right back at you,

Renie Burghardt said...


Love your lovely descriptions of your first frost. And the accompanying photos are beautiful. Our low one morning last week was 28, so we had some frost as well, but things warmed back up, and it's Indian Summer now. My pink rose bush still has some blooms on it! But my tomato plants finally bit the dust, still having blooms on them. I did pick off the green tomatoes just before the frost.

I really enjoyed First Frost. I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.



Tina Coruth said...


I'm glad your roses survived the frost. I always find it sad to go outside to see the vegetables and flowers after the first hard frost. The weather forcasters usually let us know when it's time for the final harvest. Glad you got your tomatoes in.

Thank you for your kind comments! It's always good to have you visit. I hope you enjoy your Sunday in the Indian summmer warmth!