Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Season's Change


Well Indian Summer was so beautiful while it lasted. Then comes Hurricane Sandy and changes everything.

Sunny Knockout

Some of the last roses bloomed last week when it was 83 degrees.


All of the rest of the roses had been trimmed down but I hated to trim these when they still had a few little blooms left on them.

Rainbow Knockout

Pink single Knockout

The knockout roses always just keep putting out the blooms.
To think that last week I was cooking outdoor and enjoying the raking and garden cleanup.

And then this morning the electricity goes out from the storm winds and rain from Hurricane Sandy.

Our first snowfall on October 30th.

And then to be greeted by snow blowing sideways this morning when I went to take Aspen out for his walk.

Although I was getting prepared last week for winter to come to the garden it was still a shock to be greeted by an inch and a half of snow this morning.
I am thankful that that is all we are getting here which is suppose to turn back to rain later today. So many near us and along the eastern shores are suffering so much. Stay safe my eastern garden buddies until this storm goes by!



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Karen said...

Oh, from 83 to snow!? Yuck. We haven't had any snow yet, but I'm not pining for it, either. It's cold here today, with a howling wind, but no precipitation. I love that Sunny Knockout, don't think I've seen that one before.

Hold on to your hat, Lona, and maybe we'll still get a little warm weather before winter really sets in.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh it's so hard to believe isn't is...our two snows were just fluff on the windshields...let's hope that yours do not stay.

Still beautiful country where you live, snow, Indian summer or not..


Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

I felt the same way when I returned from sunny New Mexico last week. A drift of snow greeted me and I was so sad! Your roses are lovely. Stay warm, my friend.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I had to read it twice to get it. That was quite a lot of snow. That must have been a big surprise. Valerie

Nadezda said...

Oh, Lona! your garden was blooming yesterday and today is covered by snow! I've been watching the CNN news about hurricane, terrible! I'm glad your house and garden didn't suffered and are safe!

Ana coelho said...

Oh! so lovely.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

It sure looks pretty, but wow that's a lot of snow already.

Stephanie said...

The Bonica is so so sweet Lona. Have the sweetest Wednesday ;-D

Sunray Gardens said...

I heard on the news about Springfield getting the snow, but didn't realize you did down South. I noticed a few drizzles of snow but nothing stuck anywhere. My little niche here in this corner for some reason we just don't get the snow and rain that most do but I can say, blooms are finally history this year except for the Mums.
Cher Sunray Gardens

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lona girl ... I am sorry I have been rather absent of late. Not up to myself.
But you have been so sweet to visit me and wish me a Happy Halloween and there you are with snow!!
Ours can't be too far off then and I am still waiting for 3 rose climbers to come so I can plant them .. now how silly is that ? haha
Maybe a big Halloween trick ? LOL
In any case .. snuggle up and have a hot chocolate girl .. it will make you feel better !
Joy : )

Claudia Fugate said...

The extreme of the seasons is shocking! Ready to hunker down and read and write - Keep you chin up - And dream of next year.... claudia

Anonymous said...

I loved the photo of the single leaf still clinging to the snowy branches. Stay safe!

Jennifer and Steve said...

Lovely snowy pictures! This has been the wild weather year...

Hope you enjoy a Happy Halloween! :)

pogonip said...

Time to enjoy garden catalogs and photos of our summer gardens, Lona. Stay safe in all that snow.

Barb Yingst said...

From an Indian summer to snow, yikes too soon! Your roses ah always so beautiful but I admit I love snow too!
Good all is well.

Maybe one day you could give me an idea of some roses to plant?


Sandy sure has packed a wallop, hasn't she? Sheesh! Any more nice weather after she departs will be a real nice bonus.

Looks like winter right now out there. Hold on and stay warm.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Boy, nothing gradual about winter coming!!! Like someone flipped a switch.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

The seasons change quickly, don't they? We rarely see any snow, your photos are so pretty. Hope all is well for you....