Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November 23/ Nature Notes

"Freezes and melts" in my gardens 

I don't hear a lot of complaining about the weather this November as we here in Ontario KNOW we are lucky...so far. Just a few frosts and a dusting of snow in East Gwillimbury. And November - which is famous here for its overcast skies - has actually allowed the sun to shine more often than usual.

Largest square: The pods on my butterfly weed have released their seeds. These plants are wild in in many eastern states, but here they are cultivated and loved, bearing orange or golden yellow flowers. They are spreading in my gardens but in a slow and dignified manner.  (hehe)

Moving clockwise: the fluff and seeds of Japanese anemones, another plant welcome to live in my gardens, blooming beautifully from June to October; beads of water (melted frost) on a smoke bush; frost on an Echinacea seed head, which I leave until all the seeds are eaten by visiting goldfinches; golden leaves on a rugosa rose hedge; and frozen water in a birdbath.

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23 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Frost is so pretty.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful!

Liz said...

I am loving following so many from your part of the world!
Living in a sub tropical climate we never see any frost! Great captures!!

Sandra said...

I love that butterfly weed. they are all wonderful and I am happy to hear you are having sunshine. enjoy

Buttons said...

Oh I love these posts where you tell me what beauty I am looking at.
Yeah first snow on the ground. I was starting to wonder if I really lived in Canada. I am not complaining just saying :). B

see you there! said...

Sometimes the dried pods and leaves are just as interesting as the flowers - especially when they have frost on them as yours do.

Darla

Louis la Vache said...

Another of your marvelous mosaics!

TexWisGirl said...

really lovely.

Jill said...

Spectacular!

kaye said...

I love the purple leaves--so sparkly.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful collage of shots! Made me :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Great collage, November has been splendid here this year. We had wonderful weather for the olive harvest.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Your weather sounds very much like what we have been having. No snow yet and the temps have been unseasonably warm.

Lovely photos of your world. I like the collage idea. :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Your weather sounds very much like what we have been having. No snow yet and the temps have been unseasonably warm.

Lovely photos of your world. I like the collage idea. :)

RedPat said...

A lovely collection EG! Hasn't it been wonderful this month - I've only seen frost once on some roofs.

Jenn Jilks said...

They are beautiful!
We have a wee dusting of snow. Flowers are GONE!
Cheers from snowy Cottage Country!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Great pictures nicely presented. We're still having unseasonably mild weather - long may it continue.

Susan said...

Really beautiful!

Viola said...

Very beautiful collage! :) And the one in your largest square is so special - its' shape! =)

Martha Z said...

Sure signs that winter is on its way. We have had an unusually pleasant Autumn as well but it looks like the low clouds and fog that hang around for 6 to 8 weeks will soon be on us. It will be a bit of a challenge for the photographer.

Randy said...

Great collage!

Indrani said...

Great captures in the collage.

Rose said...

Wonderful lighting on these.

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