What a difference a day makes

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day,
a day of sun and butterflies
This morning brought the first frost,
the first icing for the grass,
that slight wiltyness that means the end of the nasturtiums is just around the corner,
The dahlias have that sodden, colourful yet time limited feel.  The foliage has not been blackened by this frost, but they know that this was only the first frost and there will be more.
The tears of the tithonia say it all, time is not our friend now.
The pheasant grass, Stipa Calamagrostis, is shining in all its glory, loving the colour of the autumn sun.
The tree lupin is looking wonderful still too.  This is such a good plant, worth growing for the foliage alone it catches the moisture so well.
The asters are looking unfazed by the cold so far.
Yes it is a beautiful day, it has given us the first threat of the winter that is to come which means every day of colour is to be treasured even more.


  1. We have had our first frosts two weeks ago so my garden is a little bit ahead of yours in the winter perspective. I try to enjoy the last Calendula and Cosmos flowers who stubbornly keep on going. Lovely photo's!!

  2. It's surprising just how many of us have been adding photos of red admirals to our blogs recently. It's good to see them around at last!

  3. Hi,

    No frost in my garden, although next door did. I think my shrubs, hedge and fence help to create a nice little micro-climate. Strange looking out and seeing frost nextdoor but none here!

    Let's hope things last a little longer, however the colours are stunning this year and I really must go to the park for photos!

  4. Hopefully the next bout of frosts will be awhile yet. Autumn is such a short season, and (unofficial) winter's just around the corner...

  5. Thanks for the comments - seems early compared to last year for a frost - sign of things to come.

  6. We're swinging around between seasons. It's one of the reasons I like autumn. I too have been admiring Red Admirals.

  7. We only had a light frost affecting the cars more than the garden - everything was damp though and the mist didnt lift until lunchtime. I do like Autumn

  8. All the seasons have their joys - Autumn is a good burst of colour before the winter kicks in


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