Nov 2, 2011

What a Difference a Day Can Make...

Just yesterday we strolled the garden,
last night the big chill came,
what a difference a day can make...

 I thought I'd share
a bit of this mornings icy show...


the garden was a sugar coated dream...


sparkling in the morning sun...


I was so excited about this shot,
the so tender drooping heads of the Anemone...

It is so blurry!
It was a cold shivery stroll,
aren't you glad you are cozy at home
with a hot cup of tea?


edges glittered to perfection...


so fragile...







there is always hope,
a survivor!!

I told you Gertrude Jekyll is one tough gal,
tucked up close to the gazebo
she showed no signs wear...


Today I am joining
and

Stay Warm :-)

31 comments:

Cindy said...

Gorgeous!

Cindy

NanaDiana said...

You're right- what a difference the day made! Your photos are beautiful..and good old Gertrude-she is one tough gal! xo Diana

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful. Frost is so pretty on petals and leaves. The perfect touch.

ONG said...

Just gorgeous photos (as always) and matched the conditions we have here in NJ. I'm ready to make some coffee now after seeing them. Thanks for sharing.

Heaven's Walk said...

Such beautiful photos, Bella. It's so sad to see our gardens touched by frost....knowing what's to come. :( I'm already missing my flowers and looking forward to spring. :)

xoox laurie

Ginger Zuck said...

Beautiful, so sorry, so sad to see them go. Mine have been gone for 2 weeks now. I'm so sad!!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Simply lovely! Thank you for sharing. Hope you're having a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So very pretty! A bit otherworldly. Wonderful pictures! We're still holding our own here. Not too cold. You've got plenty of coverage for those three dog nights! haha xx

Amanda said...

Your photos are breathtaking, Bella! Way to jump on a photo opportunity! Stay warm!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Elna said...

It's the same every year, the cold is coming and surprise us:-)

Elna

jeanetteann said...

Lovely photo's,they make me shiver looking at the little gems almost frozen in time. x

Lounging with a Latte said...

Stunning photos. We're heating up here in Australia, the frost is behind us foa another year

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Bella... oooh your garden is just beautiful all sugar~coated... I love the second photo where even the spider web is frosted and looks magical... I am an all weather gardener for all seasons, probably you are too... I go out into mine in the coldest of winter to see what's going on... your shots are stunning... xoxo Julie Marie

Cottage and Broome said...

So sad when the frost sets in! My garden is pretty much put to bed and the post stored for the winter. Great photos, thanks for sahring, Laura Cottage and Broome

JoAnn said...

They are just beautiful.Looks like they are candy coated with sugar!

Delisa said...

Hi Bella, I agree with JoAnn, your beautiful roses look like they have been dusted with sugar. What a great description! How delicate they look. It was sure cold here last night as well. We haven't had a hard frost yet, the grass is still green in places. Once the first frost comes all of the grassy fields and meadows turn the color of wheat. It really is a special time of year. It is also cozy being able to pull out all my sweaters again and put the warm blankets on the bed. Have a wonderful autumn day! Delisa :)

Bella Vista said...

Just stunning, Bella.

Barb ♥

Ivy and Elephants said...

One picture is worth a thousand words....
Gorgeous!
Hugs,
Patti

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful pictures Bella!

WhyCuzICan said...

Winter will be here before we know it. Sad but true. Sure took alot of the country by surprise.

Your photos are lovely though.

Thanks for sharing, cuz I found you at The Romantic Home's linky party tonight,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Julie said...

These are really nice photos.

Liz said...

Of course you even make the frost bite look gorgeous. :) Such awesome photos. Thank you so much for sharing them on Fresh-Cut Friday! :)

~Liz

LBP said...

What pretty pics. We had our first frost this week, so sad. I have to see summer leave.

Blessings

Linda

Tant Otteskrufv said...

Frost och sol...du var snabb med kameran och bilderna blev toppenfina! Kanderade blad och blommor, mums!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Bella - gorgeous photos! How is it that you managed to make the "cold" so lovely?!? xoxo tracie

Gayle said...

Sigh...I adore frosted roses! I got some great photos of snow on roses last year with the November snow we got. So pretty Bella!
Blessings,
Gayle

Pink Piccadilly Pastries said...

How very lovely these shots are! And,sad to see them go! At least they will live on in your photos! I just found your blog through A Delightsome Life, and am so happy to be your newest follower! My name is Jina and I bake sweets!! Your blog is beautiful!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Your garden blooms are still quite lovely, Bella...even after being kissed by Mr. Jack Frost. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope you'll join the fun again this week.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

I love taking flower photo's - and yours are lovely!

All the best, Katie from
www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, what gorgeous images! I know you hate to see them go. I felt that way about our hydrangeas, but now our camellias are budding and blooming!

Enjoy your weekend!
Ricki Jill

June said...

Hi Bella,
Your photos of your blooms in the frost are lovely (shivering and all). I had picked many of my rose buds the day before we had a hard frost so I could dry them and I am glad I did. I had several and wanted to use them somehow. Now what is left are brown frozen blooms that will probably hang on until the spring. Everything is looking pretty desolate here.