A Different View October 11

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October 11, 2016

We had a frost last night that pretty much ended my garden for the season. So instead, I am going to be posting this view of our little valley over the next few weeks as it transitions into dormancy.

Thanks to Cathy at Words and Herbs for hosting the garden view meme this summer. It was a fun exercise and helpful to document the garden over the entire growing season. It will be a helpful record to reference this winter when I am planning next year’s garden or simply to dream of warmer days in the depths of a cold and snowy winter!

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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59 Responses to A Different View October 11

  1. Widdershins says:

    I love montages like this. I remember as a kid getting a giant jigsaw puzzle of a beautiful old apple tree. Each quarter depicted the tree in each season. :)D

  2. bittster says:

    Oh no! Frost!
    We had a tiny nip last night and it came as quite a surprise since I only just today decided to leave the house with a coat, and there was no frost in the forecast.
    Slightly singed tomato leafs here and there, that’s all the damage.
    I love the new plan, but am just a little curious to see how the old view looks after this first bite of winter. Have a great week!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Frank. It’ll take me a few days to adjust, but I’m ready to let it go. ‘Resistance is futile!’ Maybe when it is really down in a few weeks, I might close out the meme with one last post.

  3. omtatjuan3 says:

    How beautiful… If they made post cards the caption would read, “Wish You Were Here!”

  4. Jim Ruebush says:

    It was up to 75˚ today and yesterday with sunny skies. About 3 am a cold front will sweep by. I expect frost tomorrow night. It’s about time for it.

  5. Kris P says:

    Oh, to have fall color!

  6. smallsunnygarden says:

    That’s a lovely view, Eliza! Do you see it from your house? Looks like the trees are just beginning to turn…

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you. This is just up the hill from our house, which is off to the left below, along the river (out of view). This is my neighbor’s field, which has been put in Trust, so it will always stay this way, undeveloped – hurrah!

  7. Christina says:

    I don’t envy you your winters but to have beautiful autumn colour as I can see developing in the woodland is at least some compensation. There is rarely any colour in autumn here as the day and night temperatures are not different enough. Enjoy your new view; Like Frank I would have liked to see one last image of your summer view..

  8. Anne says:

    This IS a beautiful view!

  9. Cathy says:

    That is a really lovely view Eliza and it will certainly be full of colour in the next few weeks. Such a shame that the frost has already attacked your garden. We have been hovering just above freezing point at night, but lucky so far! Thank you for joining me and I’m glad it has been a useful exercise for you too! 🙂

  10. It will be fascinating. Good choice! We had our first (albeit light) frost yesterday.

  11. Beautiful photo. We have not had any frosts here, the coldest has been 4C, hopefully it will be another month before we get our first one, not normally until mid November.

  12. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    We had a light frost yesterday but not enough to kill everything off yet. I can imagine this scene getting more and more beautiful as the autumn progresses:)

  13. Chloris says:

    A lovely view to enjoy, just tinged with the first autumn colours.

  14. This will be good. I wish you better luck than I had in France a year or two back. I chose a field of cattle with an old farmhouse viewed between two village shops. After the first one the house was pulled down and a construction development begun 🙂

  15. karen says:

    What a gorgeous view Eliza. I’m looking forward to watching the transformation.

  16. Laurie Graves says:

    It’s a beauty. Look forward to seeing the changes. No frost here yet.

  17. Beautywhizz says:

    That’s a lovely view and it is showing changing colours.

  18. Kathy Sturr says:

    Oh no not the “F” word! I am so in denial, out there, working in my garden, scheming, planning, enJOYing. The river protects us here for awhile. Soon, though, my house will be invaded with plants. Such a beautiful view Eliza. You are brilliant!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you very much, Kathy!
      How has the foliage traffic your way been so far – you getting folks stopping at the studio? When do you head south?

      • Kathy Sturr says:

        Not so many folks here now that Labor Day has passed. But our Autumn has been fabulous – better than summer! I had traffic through the gallery during our Open Studio Weekend but no one stops in with just the sign out front. I could probably lure a few people in with Punkin’ Chunkin’ coming up this weekend but I am escaping to the lake! I will advertise next year in the local paper and hold some “creative events” which should help improve traffic. I will be leaving for my other paradise Thanksgiving Day as is tradition. Maybe I’ll see a little snow before I go, maybe not. It’s all good!

  19. Bun Karyudo says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing how this goes. 🙂

  20. Shame about the frost. I look forward to the next series.

  21. I like this idea, Eliza. You are so sharing with your view of life.

  22. arlingwoman says:

    Looks like paradise, Eliza…

  23. MK says:

    This view is lovely. Even so, I’m going to enjoy watching the transformation in the coming days.

  24. It must have been a real hard frost. Already! Lovely alternative shot

  25. Peaceful valley. No frost here yet–we’re going back up to the 80s here in very southernmost New Jersey. Right now, though, my toes are cold.

  26. Brenda says:

    We still haven’t had a frost here on our hillside. Fall has been a slow, lovely unfolding of color without any jolt of cold. So some flowers bloom on and are covered with bees desperately taking advantage of the remaining forage.

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