Sunday, October 26, 2008

Say It Aint So! Snow!

We've already had significant frost, and I was stunned to hear that we have a chance for snow tonight!

That is not something I want to hear this early in the year. Being from Alabama, having winter weather from October to May is difficult for me. Thankfully it will warm up again later in the week.

I have bulbs to plant and some cleaning up to do, hopefully I'll be able to get that done before the real winter weather settles in.

30 comments:

Cindy said...

I feel for you. I know how it feels to be a climate that seems to make winter too long. Maybe if I wish really really hard, I can send some of our unseasonal warmth your way. ;)

Cindy

Carolyn gail said...

Have faith, Robin ! Even if we have a few flakes it'll melt like ice cream in the Alabama sunshine :-)

It's going to be 65 or higher by the end of this week.

Debbie said...

Robin, we also had our first snow flurries this week. I am not feeling very enthusiastic about it, although the children were thrilled.

Granny Susan said...

We are to get down to 39 degrees on Monday night and that's too cold for this time of the year in Pensacola. I can rejoice that we don't have snow predicted, right???

nancybond said...

We've been threatened with the chance of snow flurries just north of here, but none have materialized yet. Only a couple of hard frosts. I hope the snow blows past you!

Stuart said...

Wow, that is a scary proposition. After just leaving the cold weather (not that it ever gets cold enough here for snow) I can empathise with your predicament. Hopefully it does hold off for you Robin and you're able to get the things done before it really sets in.

Anonymous said...

Are you the first to mention snow in your area? I guess it's welcome to some of us who saw a blistering summer but sorrowful for those of you who have to endure it too long. I bet you have a few pics to share that haven't been shown yet! We look forward to that.

Anna/Flowergardengirl blogless at the moment--this is the 6th blog I've killed this year.

Defining Your Home said...

I can't imagine snow this early! My son is up in PA/NY on an archaeological project and said that they already had a bit of snow one day (yes, he works outside).

We're supposed to get a freeze tomorrow and that's early for us.

Cameron

perennialgardener said...

That makes for a long winter. I'm originally from OH but have spent the majority of my life in the south where the winters are mild. Your zinnias look pretty with the frost icing their petals.

Daphne said...

I come from Colorado where I've seen it snow in every month of the summer. Though admittedly I've only seen snow at the house I grew up in September-Early June. Once we had a three foot snowfall at the end of May! Now I'm in Boston and it still snows, but I'm usually snow free until November and it quits snowing in April. I think it is easier going to less snow than how you did it.

Sue said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog by looking at the blogs Meems follows. I am new to blogging, but not gardening. I scrolled through the first page of your blog, and knew right away I'd like to follow it. I love all your garden and "wildlife" photos. I saw you have a number of followers, so I thought it would be OK to do that.

I am off work this week, and we are experiencing our second frost this morning. I need to get out there and take some pics, too. It's 32 degrees right now, and is supposed to get down to 26 tonight. The rest of the week, the lows are not supposed to be as cold. Now, I'm wondering if I should cover some things tonight.

Sue

Gail said...

Robin,

I often wish for a snow fall or two ...but not this early or that long a winter! Hopefully it will come and go quickly and not show up again until December! The gift for we Robin's nest readers will be your fantastic photos of birds visiting snow covered feeders!

gail

beckie said...

The frost makes for such interesting pictures. We are due to get our first tonight. :( and them warm up some. Hopefully it will make me want to get out there and get my fall chores done. Good luck with yours.

Kathleen said...

Those are some beautiful frosty photos Robin. I've never managed to take any of those ~ I think I need to get outside before they turn brown! I can't believe you have a chance of snow! That does seem early. It doesn't seem to matter when our first snow arrives, I am never ready, even when it's late in the year! I hope the forecast is wrong and you get back to some nice fall weather soon.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Looks like we missed the snow this time, but there is a freeze warning tonight.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your zinnias look like they were sugar coated...good enough to eat. Break out your sweaters Robin and fire up the fire place.

Sherri said...

So sorry you are suppose to get snow tonight! Yikes, it is way to early for that! The mountains of NC are suppose to get snow too. I'm glad I live in the piedmont!

Mary said...

Hi Robin,

NO! Not snow yet! I understand your grief, I really do. I come from the land of snow, in a warmer climate now, and wish for a snowfall or two... I know - weird.

I love your family photo. And I love redheads. Beautiful!

Mary

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I cannot imagine winter from October to May. One of my Alberta, Canada blogging buddies is reporting 11 below already. Holy moly. Our 36 degree early morning temps (warming to low 70's) seems too wicked to even mention to those above our zone 7. My sympathies to all, and to all a good night........

Rose said...

The flowers look lovely with a tinge of frost, but I'm not ready for the cold either! Like you, I have more bulbs to plant yet and some other chores to finish in the garden. Let's hope we get those warmer days promised later this week!

Connie said...

Sadly, the inevitable must come. We had an early frost this year...I miss my flowers!
I have planted 200 bulbs this year, I'm looking forward to their cheerful color next spring.

Nan said...

Oh, Alabama! I don't know if you've read any of my A. book reports this year; I've become quite smitten with the state! But I am truly a northern girl - we got a little dusting of snow last night, and I feel as if I've come alive; that I've just been waiting for this nice, cold air. I give you permission to think I'm crazy. :<)

Frances said...

Hi Robin, first I want to comment on that lovely photo of your family. The relaxed stance, the colors of the leaves, the people themselves are exquisite. That is a picture to cherish always. Now on to the frost, sigh. We have had a killing frost down here too. There will still be some flowers left blooming but we are on the downhill slide now. The fall leaves are brightening the slope and the sun is lower in the sky and shining perfectly through the leaves. But this will give way to grayer days with no flowers. But there will be some warm days where we both can enjoy just being outside. And dream of spring.

Frances
http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/

Mary said...

We're never quite ready for the first few flakes are we? We get very little snow here, and when we do get it everything shuts down for a day or two. That's the only nice thing about it.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

No we do not want snow and frost, but you have to admit your Zinnia is stunning with the frost. I have had any real frost yet and that is a little bit odd. / LOL Tyra

Patsi said...

Love the frost on the leaves.
How cold were you when you took these pictures?

notsocrafty.com said...

I'm surprised by how soon soon is appearing this year. Is this the typical weather pattern?
P.S.
I think the frosted flowers look beautiful.

Kylee said...

Robin, I've got some tulips to plant yet, too, but I plan to do that this week, while we're enjoying Indian Summer weather. Your frost pictures are beautiful. I want to get some of those when the cold temps return. I know.....I'll have to get up earlier. LOL.

I've lived here my whole life and I find it hard from December through March.

Kerri said...

We got a humdinger of a storm here last Tuesday and Wednesday - heavy, wet snow. Glad it missed you.
The frost is pretty on the leaves and flowers, isn't it? You've captured it beautifully.
Hope all is well there.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful pictures. One of my favorite days was right after an autumn ice storm in Portland, Oregon. I went outside and all the roses were encased in ice. It was the most beautiful thing I ever did see.

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