Brrrr........



And so it happened that last night the outside solid surfaces were chilled below the dew point of the surrounding air, thus resulting in frost. 

 Seriously, we had patchy frost on September 23rd. 

I am thinking this must be some kind of record for my area.  





This actually coincides with finding a totally black wooly worm this weekend.  The color black denotes bad winter weather.  A totally black wooly worm could mean I will be burning a lot of wood in the old stove. 

Oh dear......


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  1. wow, i just noticed the magazines that you have been in... so great for you!! congrats!

    i need to check our grass... 40s around here in VA. i wonder? the hubby always says "what's the temp?" so always have to check the temperature gauge & go from there. fun start to the day & morning. ha. ha!! enjoy your chilly temps. (:

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  2. We were in the mid 40s' overnight. I hope we get some more fall weather before winter sets in!!! Have a good day, Michelle.

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  3. I'm not sure I've ever seen a totally black wooly worm! Yikes!

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  4. I've seen some all blacks too this year. Great grass shot!

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  5. I've only seen totally black wooly worms lately. I never knew that's what that meant. I have heard that the striped ones meant that, or the red ones. Those old wives tales get turned around a bit the more they're told. I am enjoying the cooler temps.

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  6. I can imagine that must be a record for early frost where you live. It was 38F here this morning. After this hot and dry summer and last year's non-winter, I'm dreaming of lots of snow and cold weather this year. We even have left-over wood, that's how warm it was last winter. Wood stoves are great though, aren't they?

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  7. I used to know the old wives tale but forgot what the stripes meant..I've never seen an all black one..hmm.
    I hear that the weather has changed to very cold up north of you too. Burr xo

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  8. Great down and low shot and d.o.f.

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  9. we're still hitting 95 in the days here. a/c going strong.

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  10. Some weather pattern. First, it's terribly hot and now it's threatening to be colder than ice. Stack up that wood!

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  11. Beautiful photograph, magic view. I am greeting

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  12. I am NOT usually a cold weather woosie but BOY does it feel COLD this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    STAY WARM!

    I worry about a REALLY bad winter...your wooly worm could be wrong huh? :)

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  13. I don't think I've ever seen an all black woolie bear! With the global warming, the weather definitely seems to be getting off-kilter. I'm not a fan of winter. Let's hope for a normal one! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  14. The story of the worm is amazing and reminds me of similar stories that my granddad used to quote often...

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  15. It's getting colder here, too, Michelle. Great shot of the those frosty blades of grass! I'll have to take a closer look at the woolie worms. I've never seen a black one! Stay warm. xx

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  16. WOW! We haven't even had a frost her yet!

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  17. Have to admit, that I love it. Must have been a joy to breath during that early morning.
    Nearly 90F over here. Miss autumn of home.

    Please have you all a good Wednesday.

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  18. we are no where near cold here in Texas...

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  19. Great Photo....Our area really needs to have a heavy winter...We need to get rid of lots of bugs!
    Shug

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  20. We are a lot further north of you but haven't had any frost yet. At least the arrival of frost will kill off the crabgrass.

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  21. Wow that is early. It's been cold here in the mornings and evenings but not that cold.

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  22. Mr black wooly worm probably knows more about the weather than we do. Our weather pattern this past year has been chaotic for sure -- maybe we are in for more chaos? Be prepared -- barbara

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  23. I am sure you are looking forward for some cool weather ahead ! I have never seen like these before, intresting frost over the grass !

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  24. No wolly worms here but today was the first day i could leave the windows open and the a/c off (woot woot). Lovely grass photo, the detail is so pretty. Enjoy your cool nights, so jealous hopefully we'll have that hear soon too.

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  25. So, Jack's been visiting in your neighborhood. He's been here already a few times too - although he's stayed on the roof, for now. But we've had the wood stove on 4 times already - a bit earlier than usual. And the wooly caterpillars have a strange habit of trying to cross the road here - tough to avoid them. Hmmm - signs of things to come. But at least we've had some rain.

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  26. oh dear is right! haha. We had a little frost the other morning, too! I did a double take! It is early!

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  27. Hi Michelle, Wow, first frost already down there in what I think of as a much warmer part of our country. We are still hanging on to summer-like temps, although not near the highs we experienced in August. Congrats on publication in magazines ... they know a good thing when they see it! Have a great day! John

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  28. Oh my, frost? It's hard to imagine since we are still having close to 100 temps. Interesting about the black wooly worm.
    I'm thankful for your bee suit too. I got chills just seeing all the bees you are dealing with. It will be worth it when you get to harvest that yummy honey.

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  29. Oh goodness, I hope it's not an icy one. I think we need the moisture though- so snow and rain are fine by me! I didn't know that one about the black worm--learn something new every day!

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  30. ruh-roh! i've been asking everyone that is from here if they think we'll have a bad winter and the consensus is yes! we dipped down into the 40's sun/mon but no frost yet! i've heard that wooly worm tale since moving here! also heard recently "for every day of fog in august is a day of snow in winter" and was reminded that it was a foggy august! kinda looking forward to it!

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  31. I always love visiting your blog. You have the most amazing pictures. I can't believe summer has already come to an end. It went by so fast this year.

    Wishing you and your family a very blessed harvest season.

    Gigi

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  32. Wow that is the same as here. I do love wearing my fleece socks. Keep warm:) B

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  33. Wow! They talked about frost up here, but I don't think we had any. This weather this year has to go on record as being one of the screwiest group of seasons ever!

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  34. Early frost following hot, hot summer. Wish the weather would just level out!

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  35. I live up north along the east coast now where winters are usually rather mild but ironically I get the same feeling that this winter is going to be a bad one. 2009 was the last bad storm we had here near Baltimore so perhaps we're overdue.

    Nonetheless, this is an awesome photo and I thoroughly enjoyed the detail.

    A pleasure to meet you.

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  36. oooooh...it's cooling off a little here, at night...but not enough...you can blow some this way please!!

    i want some cuddle weather!
    stay warm!

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  37. Mid-40s. Firing up the wood stove. You are bringing back memories. They are great memories, but cold ones. I hope you are wrong about the bad winter. Enjoy.

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  38. Some weather pattern. First, it's terribly hot and now it's threatening to be colder than ice. Stack up that wood!

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  39. Wow that is the same as here. I do love wearing my fleece socks. Keep warm:) B

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