Okay, The Farmer says he saw some frost yesterday morning, but I didn’t see it, so I’m counting today as the first frost of this season. Which I’d call a good sign of fall!
And yes, I know. Some places have already had snow. But then some places will never see frost. As the real estate people are fond of saying, “Location, location, location.”
When The Farmer left for work this morning, the pond was steaming.
I thought that was kind of cool, so I grabbed my camera and went out to see what other signs of fall I could see.
Frosty wool on sheep seems like a pretty good sign of fall.
They actually seem to enjoy the frosty weather, and get rather frisky this time of year.
There are still some blooms hanging on the camellia bush. I took a few pictures of frosty blossoms, but then I noticed this one particular flower in the shadows with a cold critter in residence:
I think the bee is in semi-hibernation there, waiting for the sun to warm it back up.
The sun was quickly melting the frost off plants, but there was still a little on the tea viburnum:
Down in the bottom pasture, sunlight was shining and little frost remained. However, at the edge of the woods, a frosty vine was looping through one of the trees.
As for other signs of fall, well, the leaves have fallen off the walnut trees. They’re the last to get leaves in the spring, and the first to lose them in the fall. Go figure. And of course, there are walnuts all over the ground, not to mention acorns and hickory nuts. And we have a little fall color:
Unfortunately, that may be ALL the fall color we get. The leaves around here are more prone to just turn brown and fall off. I do miss the vibrant fall colors seen further north!
Cooler days and dead leaves and occasionally some frost . . . I guess that’s as much signs of fall as we’ll probably see!