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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Skywatch Friday, GBBD, Last blooms of the Season November 8, 2014

Welcome to my Skywatch Friday post, hosted by Yogi, Sylvia, and Sandy,  click on the link to see other sky photos from around the world.


Today I am linking with-

Today's Flowers hosted by Denise

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day hosted by Carol

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma and Magical Mystical Teacher

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

We had our first killing frost which also went down to 24ºF / -4ºC a couple of days ago, but I took these late roses earlier in the week, Evelyn-

Apricot Nectar-

A new Persicaria affinis I planted last year from a little 2" pot, and now spread out 12 x 18" and blooming, I'm very happy with it as a new ground cover-

The flowers start out white-

And deepen to a nice rose color-

Other flowers that were still blooming include Polygonum capitata, Browallia americana, and Camellia Apple Blossom.

In preparation for the frost I cut greens and pulled winter radishes-

The rows I didn't finish I put up some makeshift tunnels with pvc pipe supports at the ends, I finished in the dark-

Some white, red, black above the 5" knife blade, and a large Luo Buo from last spring-

I steamed the greens and froze some-

The view from the hill to the west of us, looking east, the power line at bottom right is one in the series that runs behind our house in the big pasture.  We can't see the mountains from our house, just trees.

I hope you are warm in the cold temperatures, safe driving!   Hannah

or cameras are macro

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  1. I love the roses, they are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, it was great to see some this late.

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  2. What an incredible sky! Love those clouds. Garden is long gone here, covered in snow now.

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    1. Thanks, I don't remember seeing such strange cloud formations before. I wish they had stuck around until sunset but they blew away. Your snowy sunrise photos are amazing!

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  3. Interesting skies and beautiful flowers!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
    Lea

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    1. Thanks, Lea, pretty much last blooms of the season.

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  4. Amazing skies and marvelous roses. No blooming here, just rain. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Jannibele, a few protected tiny flowers may be left here. I like all your sunny bulbs and flowers, I'm longing for next year's flowers but starting some seeds soon under lights to enjoy the tiny plants.

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  5. Most of our flowers took a hit in the freeze the last two nights. A few are still blooming, but that is probably not for long.

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    1. Yes, it is sad when the growing season ends. I like your table settings, so pretty.

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    1. Thanks, I love your long time exposure night scenes, so cool!

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    1. Thanks, Patricia, I didn't expect any more blooms from them this late. You still have quite a lot blooming, lovely!

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  8. The roses are so gorgeous! Enjoy your weekend.

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  9. Thanks, Gunilla, it's hard to let go of the blooming season with such pretty last minute flowers. Your cute little sparrow looks so fluffy!

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  10. Great cloud photos, Hannah! I'm going to be on the lookout for that Persicaria affinis, I think it would work well as a ground cover in my gravel garden.

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    1. Thanks, Alison, I got it at the Home and Garden Fair with a Little Prince of Oregon tag. I'm very pleased with it so far, I don't think I even watered it last summer and was afraid it was dead.

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  11. What an amazing view! I love those roses.

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    1. Thanks, Chloris, that view is great in the other direction too, toward the Pacific and the Cascades, but I'm stuck down in the valley looking at trees and cow pastures. Apricot Nectar is a great rose.

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  12. Hannah, loved the cloud formations. Not sure I've seen anything quite like those clouds. Our flowers are fading fast with the last freeze here in Texas.

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    1. I hadn't seen anything like them either, but it seems like right after I photographed them, I did see similar clouds on some other blog. We also had frosts the last 2-3 days, I don't know what will survive to bloom.

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  13. Lovely pictures, especially those luscious roses. We're experiencing our first cold spell of the season here in Southeast Texas as well. Temperatures were forecast to be in the 20s on a couple of nights but heavy cloud cover kept them above freezing, so we are still waiting for that first killing frost.

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  14. I grew up in Houston, I don't remember temperatures that low. It did snow twice. My brother still lives there and was having to try to keep his citrus warm. The weather is certainly odd.

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  15. That sky is fantastic! Love how the clouds formed like that, made the photo look almost like a painting :)

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  16. Holy Lord, Hannah! The sky is spectacular: ♥

    Hugs for the weekend,
    Petra

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    1. Thanks, Petra, I hadn't seen a cloud formation in lines like that before. Hugs from the PNW.

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  17. Sky is magnificent. Those type of clouds is one one of my favorites. I used to compare it to how ocean and beach would look like as the sky often reflects the ocean's moid of the day.

    Flowers are as always lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Mari, clouds like that are unusual here. I enjoyed your Russian onion dome churches.

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  18. Beautiful skies...We just had our first hard freeze as well..Lo 20's..mix of rain and snow tomorrow..Mostly rain they say..Guess we'll see.. Happy Sunday..

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  19. Hi Hannah, what a wonderful post. Those skies are gorgeous, such an interesting cloud formation. I also want to thank you for the beautiful flowers that you've kindly shared with Today's Flowers, so very much appreciated. Thanks also for your visit to my blog. You asked about my header photo. I have a couple of programs I used. I made the frame using my paint shop pro program with texture and beveling features. The painting effect of the actual photograph comes from an app on my iPhone called ToonCamera. I have a lot of fun playing with photos when I am in the mood. Have a great week Hannah and thanks again.

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    1. Thanks for the explanation, Denise, the colors and textures in the tree branches are amazing.

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  20. I love that type of clouds and beautiful flowers. Great post.

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    1. Thanks, Carver, it's sad that with frost there won't be many outdoor flowers anymore, but I still have indoor flowers.

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  21. Oh gosh: Such beautiful clouds! And Roses! So you had your first hard freeze? Is it a colder winter than "normal" so far for you? Our winter has come so early. I'm just hoping it won't be so bitter cold for an extended time like it was last winter. That was very difficult. Your radishes and greens look very tasty!

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    1. Thanks, Beth, it not only froze, it went to the low 20's. That is below the average lows for November but it has been worse. We didn't have an unusual last winter except that we had lots of snow and were snowed in for 4 days. But the fruit trees have so much fruit the next summer after a snowy winter!

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  22. Those clouds are very nice! Greats photos!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi, I would have liked to see them form.

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  23. Gorgeous sky shots and beautiful flowers!

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    1. Thanks, it's nice to at least have the photos to remember the flowers while they were here.

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  24. Beautiful skies! I love those cloud formations!

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    1. Thanks, Freda, I enjoy seeing the wonders of God's creation.

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  25. What a dramatic and fantastic sky. Beautiful flowers too. I like your big vegetables.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  26. Thanks, Synnove, I'm moderately pleased with the radishes, they can't compare with the purple-topped turnips from Italy I grew one year, that were 2-3 lbs / 1-1.5 k.

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  27. Thanks, Gail, I really liked your wonderful white pelicans with the pink bills.

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  28. Very nice pictures, that delightful flowers, great colors !!

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  29. Trabajos fantásticos… felicitaciones!
    Con tu permiso me quedo para seguirte, abrazos desde Uruguay!

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  30. Thanks, Cristina, Uruguay is a long way away it must be warm and sunny there.

    Gracias, Uruguay es muy lejos, debe ser cálido y soleado allí.

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  31. Such a gorgeous sky! And the roses and other flowers are so beautiful!

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