Sunday, October 21, 2007

What a Differance a Day Makes

Yesterday was 79, a beautiful (but windy) day. I appreciated every moment because I knew what would be coming during the night. I'm glad the "Termination Project List" is nearing the end and this moisture is wonderful, even though the high today will be 38. That's Colorado for you!


Now just a recent memory

A brave rose still hanging in there


And the zennias are nice and warm with their little winter caps

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The new sedum garden today...

and yesterday.

Petunias putting on their last show yesterday...

... but not today! Japanese Anemone tried to withstand the wind.
So it's a good day to get out the winter clothes, put on a pot of soup, and let the gardens enjoy some much-needed moisture. The next few days it will be back in the high 70's again. Knowing that it makes the cold bitter wind easier to endure. Especially since it's Sunday and I don't have to be out in it. Here's to the first snow of the season!

14 comments:

Carol said...

Oh my! Your pictures look so cold. It's 80 degrees here and I'm about to go out an mow the lawn in shorts. You should win a prize for having the first snow pictures of the blogosphere!

Brrrrrr... put on the chili and get out the blankets!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

LostRoses said...

Well, we knew what to write about today, didn't we, Bev? Too funny! The sun is already shining up here but it's good for us to get a taste of what's to come. Helps hurry along the preparations. Your pictures are lovely!

Pam/Digging said...

Wow, first snow! Bookended by beautiful, warm days, the day of snow must be more bearable, maybe even fun? Does the snow put an end to your gardening until spring, Bev? Or do you have time to move things around before it gets really cold?

Bek said...

Oh wow! It looks very cold, but also beautiful! I am tired of the heat we are still having and wouldn't mind to get some of the moisture as well - no matter what kind.

Vanillalotus said...

Such a dramatic change in weather. No one would have know those pictures were only one day apart. Enjoy the cold!

Connie said...

My sympathies...Having grown up on the northern plains, a snow lover I am not! We get some snow here in my zone 6b, but mostly rain and fog.

Gina said...

oh my goodness. that is really something! it was 80 in chicago today but you make me realize the snow can't be too far away...

farmingfriends said...

Wow, What beautiful wintery photographs. Sara from farmingfriends

Marie said...

I can see that the winter has arrived in Colorado! It is getting closer her in Norway too. The rose with snow hat is beautiful!

Have a nice winter day :o)

Bev said...

Thanks to all of you for your comments. It looks like a lot of the country is still experiencing nice, warm weather. This morning was 28 when I got up. It's now too cold to be moving plants around, although we will be have some more warm days later in the week. There will be lots of cleanup to do on the annuals and cutting back more perennials. Seems like gardening work doesn't stop until later. I put the roses to bed in November when the ground is colder. After that it is usually over. And can you believe I harvested more lettuce and spinach the day before this snow?

Annie in Austin said...

Oh - it went down all the way to 28ยบ? We've had Austin snows that melted as they hit, but without that hard freeze. You do have roller coaster weather, don't you, Bev!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Snow already? Is this normal for Colorado? Here we hardly have any snow whatsoever in winter time. Last winter we had a little bit of snow that lasted for a few hours only.

Great pics of the rose and zinnias with their white winter hats on.

blueblue said...

I love your icing sugar roses...I've never seen anything like it. That's amazing.

Bev said...

Yes Annie, when you garden here you have to hold on tight because you never know what will be beyond the next hill.

Yolanda, that sounds wonderful to me... to have snow and not have it hang around!

Thanks for visiting my blog BlueBlue!