Sunday, January 3, 2016

A Study in Contrast


Some folks in my neck of the woods have said, "Well, we are having one warm winter."  But, let's be fair and acknowledge that winter only officially started less than two weeks ago.  


We have had some spotty frost and some of that appeared yesterday morning.  



It stayed around in some of the cooler, shadier patches of the farmette.  



At this time of year you rather expect it everyday.  



However, I still have a Dianthus trying to bloom.  




Go figure.....







35 comments:

  1. I even heard a flock of geese flying today, but don't know which way they were headed. I can't imagine how mother nature is coping with the weather differences.

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    1. Donna, things are very confused here. I am wondering what the next couple of months will hold for us.

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  2. We have some of that dry tiny snowflake action going on here.. and there is some accumulation. Our fire is aflame inside and I'm happy I don't have to go anywhere today. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Teresa, we have had a cold weekend and our wood stove is at work! Nothing like a fire for true warmth!

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  3. My wife as talking last week about still having outside flowers blooming at Christmas. But the last couple of nights should end that. We were down around 20° both nights. Happy New Year Michelle.

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    1. Joe, we have had some plants/flowers still trying to bloom, but it is finally getting to be too cold. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  4. Our temps are heading down tonight to -15˚C, our first real cold of the season!

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  5. You are such a wonderful photographer!
    I hope you are having a wonderful New Year.

    Are you a self-taught photographer?
    My photos in the house in low light are really a challenge.

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    1. Laura, thank you for the compliment! I am self taught and still have so much to learn. I did receive a wonderful new camera for the holiday and attempting to use it!

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  6. guessing january will let winter 'set a spell'. :)

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  7. It looks like you shaked some confectionary sugar on them. Very pretty. (Stay warm.)

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    1. Thank, Jack! We are staying warm and I bet you are quite toasty yourself!

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  8. Love those frsot-edged leaves :) Poor dianthus, so confused.

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    1. Granny Sue, the Dianthus is very confused! As are some people, as well! lol

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  9. Pretty greens in contrast to the white.
    The RG says 15 min. more of sunshine. I don't mind winter as long as there is sunshine.
    1-3 inches of snow predicted tonight.

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    1. Gayle, a bit of snow sounds like a nice respite to me. I don't know about 3 inches!

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  10. Wow Michelle, just frost is something as is that flower bud.Blessings Francine.

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  11. Wow--dianthus in December! It's a different world over there, but it's sure pretty!

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  12. You make the weather differences/changes looks so beautiful . . .
    Even the persistent . . .

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  13. Beautiful frosty shots. It's been a warm he up north, too.. though finally cold enough to be on the lakes skating and fishing, we've barely been below zero. I'll take it. :) Happy new year, Michelle!

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  14. This winter the plants all mixed up with the mild temperatures. That has all changed this month. Right now it is -14°C / 7°F.

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  15. Here it's been rain, rain, and more rain. The frost I find is always so pretty!!! As your pictures show us. And the flower blossom....they ARE a hardy plant!!!

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  16. Love your photos of the frost. So pretty. We've had quite a bit this year already.

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  17. My forsythia is looking suspiciously bloomy. But this week should take care of that.

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  18. i keep hoping for snow, but i no clue if we will ever seen snow again. i guess the weather is or has other plans. Happy New Year to you! ( :

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  19. Frost beautifully decorated plants. Regards.

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  20. THis has definitely been one strange winter so far in Kentucky. The grass is green and the dandelions are blooming. I have a feeling that is going to change soon. xo Laura

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  21. So pretty! I hope we get some this winter. Doesn't look like we will...

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  22. I hope you can hold onto fall a little bit longer, Michelle. Winter finally happened here north of Toronto so it may be heading your way. though.

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  23. Hi Michelle, Those are some really neat frost photos. Frost creates some cool scenes!

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  24. If nothing else changes in the bad news we hear every day, at least the weather gives us something interesting to ponder. I'm for seasons acting right and not blending so much, but Mother Nature is not paying me any never mind.

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  25. Beautiful photos...and yes, you are right! People seem to think Thanksgiving kicks off winter!

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  26. It looks like your clover is wearing lace!

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  27. I wonder if there is a 4 leafed clover in there :-) these are very pretty photos.

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