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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

First frost

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

The night before last we had our first frost of the season. It coated everything with white sparkling crystals, turning the grass into a carpet of white. As I stood outside in my robe and slippers trying to capture some photos before the sun rose too high, the only sound I could hear was the crackling tinkle of frozen leaves falling to the ground. My breath puffed out of mouth and just hung there in the frosty air like one of those word balloons in a comic strip. ahhh ... it felt good.

The leaves that had already fallen were rimed with frost crystals like someone had knitted or crocheted a delicate lacy edging on them.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Soon the sun would penetrate the trees and melt it all away.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

This is not what I planned to blog about today. I have several other posts I need to be working on but they aren’t coming easily, so this will have to do for now. Now I need to go and shower and get ready for the day. I plan to take some photos before the leaves get all blown away by the windy day we are expected to have tomorrow. Until tomorrow!


It’s deffinately October—I saw some snow flurries mized in with the drizzle and the frost at the Wallisch Estate farm looked like a coating of snow from a distance. Maybe a few flurries overnight? 60’s next week; October is always a wacky month. Do you think the leaves are falling sooner this year? It feels like it.

Hey, Luke. Well, the leaves are certainly ahead of last year at this time, but remember, I only have two years in NJ under my belt at this point. The first year we lived here the leaves were right on target with this year. Last year was a strange year and the leaves hung on and on.

Snow flurries? ouch, let’s hope not. That sounds more like Colorado than New Jersey!

woah!  we’ve not had any frosts here yet…

i love the frost-rimmed leaves

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