Snow, Cold Temps = Mother Nature’s Early Winter – Rose Cure – Enjoy the Views

Over the weekend there was snow that covered everything, but melted.

As a result of early winter morning temps are below freezing. Garden plants need covers overnight. The mum plants and other fall plantings can be saved. It’s a another reminder to me to prep for what’s coming – mentally and physically, that is. I pull-up the covers and think of constructive things to get on and off my list.

The snow will come…no matter what I think or do. I look out and see there are plenty of leaves on the trees yet. The days are going to warm up later this weekend. A reprieve!

I hope to get back to the rose garden and see what survived the cold snap. Always surprising. Here are more views from October 2, 2022, which was just 16 days ago.

Monarch Butterfly CKatt 10-2-2022

Top To bottom names:

  • Easy on the Eyes is a Hybridyzer: Carruth; Year 2017

Color: Mauve; Fragrance: Moderate; Height 4-5″; Disease: Resistant

Zone: 4a-10a

The flowers fade to lavender and purple. Quite mysterious to see.

  • Lena is a shrub that grows profusely every year! It’s glorious and reminds me of old fashioned roses or heritage roses.
  • Monarch Butterfly, whose existence is threatened because of loss of habitat along it’s migration route from Mexico. I rarely see them anymore. There used to be plenty of them. As more land is consumed by human design, the wild flower habitats are lost, this loss is true for the birds and their habitats as well.
  • I watched a program about re-greening cities, which was heartening. Minneapolis has many parks, lakes, and greenery. People here appreciate all of this nature. All the seasons create the cycle that makes living here possible. Be grateful. Be happy is another reminder.

Fall Flowers © CKatt 10-2-2022

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Have a great day wherever you may be.


About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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