Autumn Swirls in a Dance with Winter: A Fleeting Glimpse of Frosted Fantasy …

October 27th, 2011 § 2 comments

An October Snow Squall Temporarily Coats the Scarlet Leaves of This Brilliant Viburnum with Fresh Frosting (V. plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Shasta’)

A Different Kind of October in the Secret Garden

A First For Me; Damask Roses in the Snow (‘Rosa De Rescht’)

Candy-Coated Autumn Colors …

And Jewel-Like Leaves, Flash Frozen in Time

Snow Kissed Hydrangea: Could There Be a Prettier, More Poetic, Late-Autumn Scene? (H. paniculata ‘Limelight’)

Snow Mixed with Fruity Colors: A Most Delightful, Frosted Confection

Blood Red Japanese Maple Leaves (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’) Remind Me of That Bombshell-Classic Lipstick: Cherries in the Snow

The Beauty of Two Seasons, Blurred into One

Snow Softly Covers Cinderella’s Pumpkin as She Readies for the Icicle Ball …

And the Dahlias Bow as They Take Their Last Dance 

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§ 2 Responses to Autumn Swirls in a Dance with Winter: A Fleeting Glimpse of Frosted Fantasy …"

  • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Oh my! This is rather early, even in the mountains of Vermont, right?
    Do you have any frost in the ground – or even had a killing frost yet? That finally happened here last night. Quite late for most, but normal for us here, up on the Ridges (Moraine): when we finally get a frost it’s a killer.
    The Northern Lights were dancing up a storm here on Tuesday night… Do you think that might have caused this freak of Nature?

  • Michaela says:

    @ Deb – Indeed, very early. This is both first snow and first frost here at 2,000′. The frost is late. As for the snow? Oh I shudder to think of what the next storm will do to the trees. I will likely be up every hour to gently shake Japanese Maple and Dogwood branches. Ugh. I just hope it stops. I have so many autumn chores yet to finish. xo M

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