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Monday, November 30, 2015

Somewhere Between Cold and Bloody Cold

Me: What's the temperature outside?

Nigel (peering at the thermometer): Somewhere between cold and bloody cold!

We just had a string of frosty days and nights during Thanksgiving week, and it's going to continue for the next few days. It was interesting to me to see where the frost lingered, both in the garden and while driving around. Nigel told me now, whenever anyone tells me to stick something "where the sun don't shine," I'll know exactly where that is -- basically the north side of everywhere.










Brrrrr! Jack Frost nipped at both my nose and my fingers while I took these pictures. I'd like to tell him where to stick it. I still have bulbs to get in the ground.

18 comments:

  1. Ice gives the opportunity of beautiful pictures! I hope your plants did not suffer too much.

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  2. I see we have warmer temps coming next …with rain ! Turns everything to mush.

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  3. Ha! I went out this weekend and stuck bulbs in empty veggie pots, just to get them in the dirt. I figured it was better than nothing. It's definitely colder than a witch's tit.

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  4. Cool frost pix, especially the one of the frost forest on the bowling ball! I'm looking forward to warmer weather and no windshield scraping. Love Nigel's sense of humor.

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  5. Frost makes such pretty pictures - it's too bad you have to suffer the cold to get them. We're whining and complaining about the cold here but our temps are only in the 40s at night and upper 50s/low 60s during the day - we're wimps.

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  6. I am sick of winter already. Bulbs are still waiting for me to get my s***t together. We've got freezing rain this morning. Oh joy. Great photos.

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  7. Oak leaves are so beautiful!
    We haven't had such frost here, yet. Today feels like the coldest day so far. Stay warm Alison!

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  8. I love the cold fresh air. I find it invigorating. Thanks for braving the chill to take these pretty frosty pictures. The next few days temperatures should warm up a bit so your bulbs still have a shot at getting in the ground.

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  9. Better than constant wind and rain...

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  10. We've had heavy frost, too. Ground is frozen (off and on) and some things are heaving. :-(

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  11. Crap. I forgot to cover the crocus bulbs that I haven't planted yet. But I'm tired of planting them. They were starting to sprout, so maybe they got too damaged and I can just toss them. Is it bad that I'm kind of hoping for that? Nice photos, Alison! We got some ridiculously thick frost. There must have been some freezing fog while we were at the beach.

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  12. I have enjoyed the frost, except when I'm trying to go for a walk and it's still slippery where the sun doesn't shine.
    The rain has begun now, gone the blue sky. Sorry to see it go.

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  13. Frost does make for some very pretty photos, though... As for your bulbs - fear not. I'm notoriously bad at getting them in the ground this side of New Years - every bleeding year!!! Usually they still come up. Which just goes to show that living things want to go on living. There is still time...

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  14. Frost makes such beautiful photo opportunities, yours are super! You're not the only one who hasn't planted all her bulbs, goodness knows when I'm going to get the rest of mine in.

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  15. Ha, loved the 'stick it where the sun doesn't shine'. You're very cold there, weirdly enough, we've been having temps in the upper 30's and low 40's. Such a strange winter so far. Your photos are stunning, Alison!

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  16. Beautiful frosty photos. Well done!

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