It was a cold one last night with temps dropping down to 22 here on the mountain top!
There was a heavy frost this morning making the simplest of items sparkle in the sunshine.
And let me tell you, all this frostiness is not helping me NOT think about Christmas!
And Christmas decor. And Christmas trees. And wrapping gifts. And Christmas dinner.
I've been trying to hold off....but it's bubbling up inside of me and I am going to break down one of these days soon!
I'm just so excited to decorate my new home for the holidays!!
But for now, let's just browse around at the beautiful frosty mountain morning.
The front garden is a sea of ice crusted blades of grass this morning - it was a beautiful sight looking down from the upper deck.
No coffee on the garden swing this morning!
I guess the chairs by the fire pit are a no-go also this morning - Brrrrr!!
Look how thick the frost was on the deck railings - it looked like snow.
Like Christmas snow. Oops, sorry, there I go again!
My little garden cottage has a heavy frost on the roof. I guess it's time to dump all the pots and stack them in the shed for the winter.
Summer grass gives way to fall leaves...which give way to winter frosts.
The horses were up by their little barn - the lower paddock is all frozen over. Must be a bit warmer up on the hill.
I could see the vapor coming from the horse's breath on this frosty morning.
No warm glow coming from the solar path lights.
The Lamb's Ear looks like it was dipped in sugar.
And the Snow in Summer looks more like Snow in Autumn.
Back up on the deck Strawberry plants look so beautiful even in frost.
The rubber stair treads I added yesterday are terrific - nothing slippery about my deck stairs now!
Back inside the warm steamy kitchen the bean soup I started in the crockpot yesterday is making the whole house smell like heaven.
The sun is pouring in through the front windows and the dining room is glowing in the morning light.
And there's a fire burning in the wood stove, keeping the house warm until I return.
There's nothing like coming into a nice warm house on a frosty day.