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Frosty morning

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Garden beauty

Garden beauty

This time of year we here in Michigan are always threatened by an early frost.  Just when late blooming dahlias are at their best the weather turns cool and those dastardly weather people start making noises about frost.  Wednesday it was in the 90’s (32.2 C) here.  Last night we were warned it could go as low as 38 (3.33C) in the city, maybe colder out here in the country.  So after supper Katie and I went out and cut a few of the beautiful blooms, bringing them in to save them from the cold.

New variety

New variety

Katie had to go out this morning at 5:30 and I could see there was frost on the roof of the car parked in the driveway but I haven’t been out now that it’s daylight to see if the frost killed any plants.  We covered the tomatoes with sheets so they should be fine.  Meanwhile I have these lovely flowers inside to enjoy.  And Katie and I saw a shooting star when we were wandering in the cold earlier.

Pretty amazing

Pretty amazing

Flowers and shooting stars.  Not a bad way to start the weekend.

Summer memories

Summer memories

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

13 thoughts on “Frosty morning

  1. Feels like fall here this morning too….but I didn’t get up as early as you guys today.

    Dahlia’s are such amazing flowers. So many colors and sizes.

    Happy Saturday! Hope you have a good day 🙂

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  2. What a gorgeous collection of Dahlias. We had them in Canada, but it required digging them up every Fall. Hate to brag about this..in Alabama, we simply leave them in the ground! Golly–so cold already???

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  3. You have some beautiful dahlias. They are one of my favorite flowers.

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  4. love the dahlias – we actually found one in the garden yesterday but the heat had already shriveled the edges. Today we are going for a high of 78 – that is the coolest temps since summer began 🙂

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  5. A shooting star sighting sounds very auspicious, Dawn. I went out and picked tomatoes and peppers last night and cut basil plants and stripped their leaves to make pesto. Ready for frost! But not necessarily eager….

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  6. Pretty dahlias! It was 45 here this morning. Amazing how much the temps can change in just a couple days.

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  7. Flowers are so purty! A lovely way to start the weekend. Signs of good things to come!

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  8. Glad you saved the dahlias. It was cool here this morning, too (43, I think they said), but oh, how Dallas LOVED walking outside in it!

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