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!
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
That must have been a great puzzle. Sounds like one I would like.
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!
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.
How beautiful… If they made post cards the caption would read, “Wish You Were Here!”
🙂 Thanks, Juan.
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.
Yes, it is time for it. Matter of fact, its later than it used to be, but we won’t go into that! 😉
No. I’m not complaining. Winter will be plenty long enough.
Indeed, it is, at least for us!
Oh, to have fall color!
Yes, fall in New England is consolation for putting up with the wicked winters! 😉
That’s a lovely view, Eliza! Do you see it from your house? Looks like the trees are just beginning to turn…
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!
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..
I took some pics over the weekend and might do a last one of the garden at the end. It is sad, but one must accept and move on!
This IS a beautiful view!
Thank you, Anne!
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! 🙂
Thank you, Cathy. It’s been fun!
It will be fascinating. Good choice! We had our first (albeit light) frost yesterday.
Thank you, Allison. Glad to have you along for the viewing. 🙂
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.
Thank you, Susan. Easing into winter!
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:)
Thank you, the next few weeks ought to be dramatic. Our gardens may be done, but nature offers a consolation prize. 🙂
Enjoy the colour show!
I certainly will. I drove past a blazing orange sugar maple today that was just about perfect – what a delight to see.
A lovely view to enjoy, just tinged with the first autumn colours.
Yes, thank you, Chloris. It was a lovely day to enjoy it, too.
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 🙂
LOL – I’m pretty sure nothing that drastic will happen here! Thanks, Derrick.
What a gorgeous view Eliza. I’m looking forward to watching the transformation.
Thank you, Karen.
It’s a beauty. Look forward to seeing the changes. No frost here yet.
Wow, the ocean must be protecting you. 🙂
Maybe so! No frost yet. Also, being in the woods protects us.
That’s a lovely view and it is showing changing colours.
Thank you, it is just starting with the birch and maple, the last will be oak. It ought to be a good show!
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!
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?
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!
I’m looking forward to seeing how this goes. 🙂
Thanks, Bun. Stay tuned!
Shame about the frost. I look forward to the next series.
Thank you, Belinda. I hope it works out. 🙂
I like this idea, Eliza. You are so sharing with your view of life.
The next best thing to being there. 😉 Thank you, Kim.
Looks like paradise, Eliza…
Thanks, Lisa. That’s the way I see it, too. 😉
This view is lovely. Even so, I’m going to enjoy watching the transformation in the coming days.
Thank you, M!
It must have been a real hard frost. Already! Lovely alternative shot
Thank you, Dorris!
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.
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.
We’ve have several frosts now and I’ve given up covering the precious last few tender annuals. I wonder if the Atlantic is keeping you warmer?
We inadvertently found a sweet spot here. We’re about 14 miles from the ocean, so have its general moderating effect, but avoid the fog and cold coming off the water itself. Also, we’re near the top of a hill, which extends our frost-free time by several weeks.