Friday, October 15, 2010

A Frosty Morn!

Hello everyone,
A couple of mornings ago we had a very heavy white frost. In our garden we even had some pretty thick ice in the birdbath. I grabbed my camera and roamed around the garden taking some shots of frosty blossoms. The Julia Child rose was covered with ice crystals.
Mary rose was too.
Clematis was frosted too.
Rose hips
holly bush
Frosty monkshood or aconitum arendsii - a late bloomer

Do you see all that white frost on the ground?
This was taken in the evening- I like how the light is hitting them.
Fall colors by the picket fence.
We had our last home and garden tour of the season today as 29 visitors from Japan came on a bus from Prince Edward Tours. In spite of the fact the garden is well past it's prime- they had a good time!
This lovely 89 year old lady came with her daughter (who came to visit us 2 years ago) all the way from Japan. Once again I am so impressed with how young looking Japanese people are. Sorry the photo is blurry because there was not enough light and no flash.
I look forward to sharing our garden again next spring- you all come back now!

Now we are getting some rain and wind but garden clean up will begin in earnest when it clears up tomorrow.
I am joining Cindy again for Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home- loads for you to enjoy there.
Have a great weekend
Thank you for visiting,
p.s. Somehow, I am so sorry but I accidentally deleted all the links on my sidebar of 'nice places to visit' does anyone know an easy way to fix this, if you do would you please let me know? Thank you!


Anonymous said...

I have never appreciated frost as much as I now do with your amazing pictures, the combination of the blooms with the touch of ice is magical:)

Betty said...

I love your blog

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

The frost on the blooms is pretty but it also bids a farewell to our posies for another year. I'm glad your tour went well. It was a cool one today, wasn't it? I hope you have a lovely weekend.


Flutterby Patch said...

How wonderful. The blooms look as if they have been dipped in sugar.

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn, frost not only on the pumpkins but on the lovely roses as well. Ohhhhhhh. So beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. Susan

Bernideen said...

It must be all those vegetables and fish they eat! I agree! The frost is lovely- but a little sad! Where did summer go ?

erin said...

oh i just LOVE how everything looks with the frost-ing.....but it saddens me to see it all go...lovely photos indeed!
have a great weekend,

podso said...

The frost pics are beautiful. Not sure about your blog links. You may need to re do them one by one just as you did in the first place ... at least that is how I would od it/

podso said...

The frost pics are beautiful. Not sure about your blog links. You may need to re do them one by one just as you did in the first place ... at least that is how I would od it/

very merry vintage style said...

How beautiful the frost is on your pretty flowers! Love those pictures.

Bella said...

Hello Carolyn... Oh I am so sorry the frost has come... but you made some AMAZING photos, the frost looks like a perfect sugar coating:-) Thanks for your so sweet comment on my post... It means alot coming from you... because I enjoy you so much :-))
Hugs to you!

Millie said...

Good for you to go out there and take those very unique photos, when you could have just stayed inside and kept warm! I really like them. I can see why your tour groups would enjoy your gardens and home. Everything looks wonderful.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a gorgeous way to capture your blooms. The rose looks like it is made out of velvet!
I would love to tour your garden!

Jackie said...

Beautiful photographs of the frost on your flowers and on the pergola!! Catherine at
showed yesterday on here blog how to get a coating like that and you have it naturally!!

Thank you for visiting my blog and your comments, have a lovely weekend, keep warm, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

september cottage said...

The frosted flowers look like sugared blossoms, ready to use on a beautiful cake!!!!! VERY very pretty! Carolyn!!!!!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!


✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

Mari rose shrouded in frost is absolutely " merveilleuse".
Sorry for the links, hope someone will find the way to help you.
A bientôt Carolyn.

Maddy said...

Ciao Carolyn, mi ripeto: nel tuo giardino c'è pura poesia.
Anche nelle stagioni fredde...

Un bacio, felice weekend!


. said...

So beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The nature is just amazing but add elements like frost and its beauty is instantly transcended. You captured very well this instant.

Now for your lost links, I am afraid you will have to re do them. When you delete a widget, you loose the datas. Sorry.
Have a nice Sunday

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

Tina Eudora said...

Even though the frost heralds the end of the season for our gardens, seeing them covered in frost, so perfect and crystallized for a moment in time is stunning. Your photos are absolutely beautiful and captured that special moment perfectly! Have a lovely weekend...
Tina xo

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Even with a layer of frost your garden looks beautiful! It's getting colder in Holland as well. Today I was thinking that it would not be such a bad idea to put on some woolen mittens!

The Japanese lady looks very sweet resting in your chair. It's quite a long journey to make all the way from Japan, for a lady of her age.

Wish you a happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Marie Arden said...

The frost is so pretty just wish it would notmean snow on way later! I love to see snow but I don't like to be cold. The roses with frost look so pretty. They say the soy and all the fresh fish keep Japanese looking young-makes sense.

essemia said...

I feel so sorry for the poor flowers that are out now, lol. But you've got some really beautiful pictures of them.
Here we had 20F this morning and it was really cold, brrr! We don't want winter yet!!
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

PS! I just loved that Japanese woman that took this old lady to your home. What a great thing to do.

Carolyn said...

Thank you Helene and Podso for lettig me know there is no easier way - I will be adding the links back over the next few days.

Thank you everyone for your kind words!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,


Jane said...

Wow. These are great pictures. What an absolute jewel your garden is, even at a time other gardens have lost their luster.

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Carolyn
Your garden seems magic with your frost flowers
I would love watching it!
Hugs said...

I found your blog for the first time. How lovely. I can feel the frost. Thanks for sharing your garden. If you enjoy flower pictures you might take a peek at my garden. It's magical

In photo gallery 1

GNB said...

Beautiful photographs. All the flowers do look like they have been covered with sugar - decoration on a cake.

It must have taken a lot of effort and time to grow them. Wish you many years of happy gardening!


Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh Carolyn --- your blog is always such a treat to read! Your photos are breathtaking, as usual... :) I can't believe that you had so many flowers blooming so late in the season! Absolutely beautiful!!!!

xoxo laurie

Lavender Cottage said...

We have not had a frost like this yet but I'm sure it's not far off.
Beautiful photos of your plants tinged with white sparkles.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such beautiful photos Carolyn..

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Hi Carolyn
What wonderful pictures the frost allowed you to make! But I'm happy anyway that frost hasn't shown up in my garden yet. Winter will be long enough... sniff.
Wow, the old Japanese lady looks really gorgeous for her age.
I wish you a wonderful Sunday on a warm spot in your lovely house.
Take care

Annette said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I'm glad I've discovered it. Love your photos, the frost pictures are great.

Janny said...

It is beautiful to look at, especially the roses.Is it not to early that frost? Beautiful garden do you have, your gardening all by your self? Is your daughter calling Emily? My daughter calls Emilie.
Regards from raining South of France,



OMG! Your frost tinged roses are utterly spectacular!!! I adore your site! Just discovered you from Rose Petals from Heaven's site and am a very excited new follower! Gorgeous!! Jeanne



David & Kelsie's Country Home said...

How brave you are to take your camera into such a cold morning...But we thank you for it because the photos are gorgeous, each on a frosted tipped eye candy for sure.

I loved seeing the photograph of the Japanese Mother who was able to travel to see your lovely garden...It was very heart warming and gives me hope that my own mother has many more international visits in her yet :)


Rosy Inspiration said...

We had some days with heavy frost here this last winter too, but I couldn't capture it in pictures very well. Your pictures look great, the frosty flowers remind me of the sugar frosted flowers in desserts.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Simply stunning photos, its something out of the world, I dont know what to praise, either your photography or the beauty of flowers.....Great work, great photos... I definatly used them as my desktop pn my PC if you permit me ...

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