October Surprise

thinman(Z5 MI)October 7, 2012

We woke up to this today.

Is this what you call winter interest?

It looks like this sunflower is bearing up pretty well.

Happily, it is melting, even as I type.

I'm not too happy with the auto-focus on my little Canon PowerShot. It seems to get easily confused. I miss my old Nikon SLR with manual everything. Wish I could afford a new one. Maybe if I ask Santa Claus ...

ThinMan

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christinmk z5b eastern WA

I am SO not looking forward to the day I wake up and find first snow on the ground, lol.

Isn't auto focus maddening? Especially for close-ups. Of course, that really is the least of my worries- there is a glitch with my camera and half the time I can't even get it to turn on, LOL.

PS. that tree in the first pic is incredible...
CMK

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 12:04PM
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chibimimi

Oh man, I am really not ready. Last year in late October a town near here got 30". We only had 2 feet here. We really don't need that again.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 7:03PM
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trailrunnerbiker

Hmm..sittin' on the front porch and having a glass of wine with DH and I was shivering...it is..63 out !! I have a wool sweater on and shorts LOL. Your pics are SO pretty TM..but I am glad to be in the South ...c

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 8:14PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Bummer! (Windows open.)

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 8:31AM
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schoolhouse_gw

Oh my gosh! Well, altho I really do enjoy winter and the snow; it is a little early. Love the sunflower pic.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 10:08AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Great pictures but snow already brrrrr. So far our fall has been wonderful, warm days and cool nights. The last couple of months have been dry, in fact if I'm not mistaken a record as far as rain is concerned, september can be a very wet month here.

Annette

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 12:57PM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

I must say that your pictures made me happy that we are experiencing only temps in the low 50s! ;)

I do like snow, but in October? Not so much.
Good pictures, TM.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 3:21PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Pretty pictures. I don't do snow, but I love to look at it on the Internet. Thank you.
Renee

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 4:43PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

ARG!!! Even tho here in BC, we are considered the California of Canada(lol), we do get snow....but not much...usually...but with this odd weather these days, you never know what to expect! We had a very oddly overcast loooong spring, so I am hoping we have a very long warm fall! Things seem to be reblooming which is nice! And I just cast three rhubarb cememnt leaves for a future birdbath project!!! So enjoying this fall! Of course with it being bulb season again...I cannot trust myself to be leaving the house!!!ha!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 1:07PM
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kathi_mdgd

Beautiful pictures,like the OP i like to see the snow,but am glad i don't have to shovel it anymore.When we left Maine,i said that's the last time i will have to shovel.

Kathi

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 3:23PM
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luckygal(3b)

Very pretty Thinman! :D

We've been really lucky this year here in the often frozen north and are having a very nice, long fall with only mild frosts. It was 65F today. However, I know the white stuff is coming and had my winter tires put on my truck last week just in case!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 10:17PM
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party_music50

Oh no! I was expecting beautiful garden photos of some odd flowers blooming! There is no "winter interest". At least not here! :p

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 4:48PM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

Thanks to all of you that said you liked the pics. It has continued to be a cold and wet week here in northern Michigan, though thankfully we haven't had a repeat appearance of the snow. Next week is predicted to be more of the same. I might have to put on the rain gear to get the last of the fall garden work done --- still have some irrigation tubing to get in and rye to be planted in what I call my front garden.

Both front and back gardens, not taken this year.

TM

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 10:16AM
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schoolhouse_gw

Beautiful.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 11:03AM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Very pretty!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 6:35AM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

Love the leaves this time of year, and this latest pic of yours shows why I love them, with the sun shining, it's like they are glowing!!!

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 11:17AM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Oh, so glad I checked back. The golden wood shot is lovely. Color me green with envy at all that space, TM!

    Bookmark   November 18, 2012 at 4:46PM
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