The White Witch’s Early Winter Trick: A Morning of Sparkling Autumn Treats

October 28th, 2011 § 4

The Trick of Winter: Cornus kousa Fruits & Fall Foliage in Early Snow

It seems the White Witch of Winter decided to pay us an early Halloween visit last night. Far more accustomed to her raven-haired sister at this time of year, we were all taken a bit by surprise. And though it’s much too soon for her tricks, an early morning walk through the garden revealed a delightful combination of Autumn’s treasures intermingled with Winter’s sparkling treats …

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy? Winter’s Icy Coat Covered Autumn Leaves & Rudbeckia Seeds on an Autumn Morning at the Secret Garden Door

The White Witch’s Trick is an Early Morning Treat: Frosty, Scarlet Leaves of Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’

Autumn Taken by Surprise: The Icy Backlit Blossoms of Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

A Tug of War Between Two Seasons: Beyond the Stained-Glass Leaves of the Secret Garden Lies a Path of Snow-White Pom-Poms

Wind-Driven Snow and Frosty Leaf Shadows Haunt the Studio Wall

The Battle for ‘Bloodgood’: For a Fleeting, Frigid Moment, the Warmth of Autumn Meets the Chilly Hand of Winter

Tasty Looking Treats: Pink October Icicles at Sunrise

Leaves Like Frosty, Lemon Granita: Snow-Coated Halesia tetraptera Foliage  is a Fine Treat Indeed 

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§ 4 Responses to “The White Witch’s Early Winter Trick: A Morning of Sparkling Autumn Treats”

  • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    “Wind-Driven Snow and Frosty Leaf Shadows Haunt the Studio Wall”: the zombie Halesia tetraptera? What an EXCELLENT shot for Hallowe’en AND there were even sound effects at one time, judging by those crescent-shaped marks on the wall. Was something (or someone) trying to get inside one dark and stormy night? (There are similar marks on the outside of my bedroom wall. Spoo,ooookie ; )
    xo D

  • Michaela says:

    @ Deb – Good guess! Yes indeed that is the zombie Halesia tetraptera’s shadow. Very freaky, isn’t it? I believe the marks on the wall are from the Abominable Snow Monster … I hear he may be headed my way tomorrow afternoon. Wish I could greet him with a fire-breathing dragon! Go away Snow Monster! ;)

  • Jen says:

    Oye we’re getting it now in Connecticut! I’m hoping I don’t lose my trees to the weight of the snow!

  • Michaela says:

    @ Jen – I hope your trees will weather the storm. I am going out and gently shaking the maples and dogwoods, every hour, on the hour, until it gets too dark to see. This is going to be a very bad storm, and I fear there will be extensive damage. Be safe and warm. xo M