Saturday, October 10, 2009

And then the weather happened....

This photo was taken yesterday (Friday) from my phone around 2pm. We didn't have frost, it FROZE. It was 21 degrees when I woke up. In the 30 minutes it took me to clean up the leaves from this person's neighbors home, most of these GREEN leaves from these Ash trees had fallen onto the street. They were still green. We hadn't even really had a hard frost so most of the leaves are still green. Oh and it was about 50 degrees out too.

The photos below were taken today, around noon, with a temperature of 28 degrees. Notice how they are still GREEN with SNOW all around. This is a Hops vine at the greenhouse I work at.

This is a MAPLE tree with all GREEN LEAVES. They are typically a lovely orangish/reddish color in the fall.
Mums still trying to bloom under the snow. And the worst part is we are forecasted for another 4-6 inches Sunday night. Ugh. I'm still not done with fall clean ups, fertilizing or pruning! Next week its supposed to be in the 50's.
We are at our record low, or made new record lows for the past 36 hours. I know from our books at the greenhouse that we did not close up shop until we had a HARD FREEZING night temps of low 20's. It was the day before Thanksgiving. That's 7 weeks or so LATER than this year! UGH. Stupid. I love the snow, but hate the cold. But if its going to be this cold it might as well snow. BRING IT!

5 comments:

Laura said...

We have had red, orange and yellow leaves for a little more than 3 weeks as it has been so dry. We got a hard frost on the 31'st or 1'st. It was so hard that the sheep water had ice in it and the hose froze, but people about 15 min. driving time from where we live didn't even get a light frost-they are closer to the lake. We got a snow flurry here today, but none stayed on the ground.

kristi said...

NO!!!! You can bring it to MN but not to OH!! LOL

Juliann said...

A maple tree not going through its lovely color change, and being snowed upon...that ain't right!
Cold cold cold here, but no snow yet....

Nancy K. said...

My back yard is blanketed with green leaves from the walnut tree.

No snow in the Bluff Country but a HARD frost...

My thermostat's a 50 and I've got a down blanket AND a "ultra warm" down comforter on my bed!

Alaska Shetland Shepherd said...

How weird your weather this year - same for us here, weird weather. One of the nicest longest Indian Summers we've ever had, last night it finally froze hard again. I can't put my pruned back potted roses in to the cooler for the winter until they loose their leaves tho! Still waiting for that to happen, silly Dusty Miller is still doing fine no less.

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