First frost.

4 Nov



So calm and white and bright.



The death knell tolls…



until the reemergence next Spring.



So still and calm this morning.



Tinselled Rubus.



Frosted baubles on the Guelder Rose.



Frozen pond.



Temporary exhibition…soon to be melted away by the rising Sun.


21 Responses to “First frost.”

  1. Christina November 4, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    More than just a light frost for you to have ICE on your pond! Beautiful for an hour or so then I imagine a lot of black dying foliage.

    • bridget November 4, 2013 at 10:51 am #

      Yes! I’m sure you’re right. I just cut the Dahlias back yesterday and put them in the polytunnel. Good timing…for once.

  2. Kathryn Marsh November 4, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    More than a light frost here in North County Dublin too – the dahlias I meant to cut in the polytunnel yesterday are black this morning. But very pretty to wake up to – though the hens didn’t think much of it

    • bridget November 4, 2013 at 10:52 am #

      So gorgeous! Sun shining here now so already it is gone.

  3. Mominthegarden November 4, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    Oh we didn’t get that hard a frost! Lovely photos! especially the Guelder rose.

  4. Anny November 4, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    Heavier than our first frost, but it heralds the big changes of the season. Already the bracken is turning black and sinking down – it changes the whole landscape of my daily woodland walk – the very best time of year for me.

    • bridget November 4, 2013 at 10:52 am #

      I love this time too. Could do without the shorter days though.

  5. willowarchway November 4, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    Quite surprised to wake up to such a frost. Didn’t take my Dahlias into the tunnel….. drat !

    • bridget November 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

      They may be ok…it was’nt a penetrating frost.

  6. wellywoman November 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Gorgeous images there. There’s a kind of finality about the first frost I think. An acceptance that it brings that this is it for this growing season.

  7. cindyricksgers November 4, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    Your words – describing the lovely frosty photos – sound like a wintry poem all on their own! Thank you, Bridget!

  8. Anne Wilson November 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    Wasn’t too hard here but finished off the nasturtiums, had kept putting of the Dahlias as they were still blooming but removed them today and they are now in store. Now every thing is finished I can get to the garden to plant bulbs.

    • bridget November 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

      Every cloud has a silver lining.

  9. Jane November 4, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    It does look beautiful…even more so with your words.
    We brought the rosemary inside for the winter,yesterday as we’ve already had a few nights in the minus numbers. It smells so lovely that I’m using some in tonight’s dinner…couldn’t resist.
    Jane x

  10. thegardendeli November 4, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    Lovely photos of your frosty morning. And there was ice on the pond too – that’s quite a severe first frost!

  11. madcrowherbals November 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    Great shots. It’s that magic time when it is crisp, beautiful and still new after the last flushes of summer.


  12. Charlie@Seattle Trekker November 8, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    We also had our first frost this past week, a bit scary really. I and the garden are not prepared for a really hard frost. It was the first whispers of a conversation to let me know that I have to let go of fall and accept that it will be winter soon.

  13. greensideupveg November 10, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    I think your frost was much harder than hours looking at your photos. The year has passed quickly but there’s something quite lovely about welcoming the cold back again.

    • bridget November 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

      Hoping the New Zealand forecaster has got it wrong though…he is giving us snow for end of November.

  14. Donna@Gardens Eye View November 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    Love the frost and your captures!!

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