September 30, 2006

I've been AWOL

Maple leaf and Jack FrostSorry about that. Between a bad cold, bad weather and plenty of distractions, I just haven't been able to wrap my head around gardening the last little while.

But I'm coming back. My focus is obviously going to shift for the winter. I plan on posting a little less than daily, spending some time sharing the better gardening sites with you, doing final evaluations on some of the inhabitants of my flower beds that got a little less attention through the gardening year and doing a little more thinking-about-gardening kind of posts. You will get a few of my misadventures with houseplants and the like. We'll just have to see how it all shakes out.

The first frost whitened our roofs last night in this part of town, but didn't work its way down into our protected yards. That's like a kick in the rear to get moving before it's too late.


Blackswamp_Girl said...

I had actually planned to email you to make sure you were okay, but then I saw that you had posted a comment on the 25th so I figured you were just busy. :) Hope you're over that cold quickly!

anise said...

missed you....I really enjoy your postings.bxcqlo

Janet said...

Thanks. *sniff* Sorry for my doldrums.

Sigrun said...

Your photo is a very good combination with three colours!
You had the first frost? Oh, we have 14 ° outside, I wait for the frost to the beginning of november, not earlier.


Janet said...

Thanks, Sigrun. The funny thing is, I took it in the dark with a flash, so it took several tries to get the focus right. I couldn't see it well enough through the viewfinder. The little red leaf had placed itself there and, like you, I loved the colour contrast.

Early October is normal for first frost around here, although my sheltered yard might hold out till the end of the month. Most of the time it is still warmer than that though. I'm thinking the frost I saw on the roofs might just have been a heavy dew reflecting the light.