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October 27, 2012

Saturday Snapshot

The cold weather has arrived! Our overnight temps dipped down to the mid-twenties and there was frost on the rooftops and cars. However, my geraniums are still holding on!





This is my first Saturday Snapshot post. For more information, visit Alyce of At Home With Books.

25 comments:

  1. Wow, we won't see weather that cold until January!

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    1. Our weather is typically fickle this time of year. It's currently 61.

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  2. Lovely hardy geraniums.

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    1. Thanks, Kaye. I think they're finished now, though.

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  3. It is amazing that your flowers could survive the temperatures, but they look gorgeous!

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    1. I think it helps that they are on the south side of the house and still get quite a bit of sunshine. It's currently sunny and 61, so we'll see if I get any new blooms.

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  4. This looks like what we have a month ago... overnight frost and still red geraniums. You're right about my tree, yes, the photos were taken in my backyard. It was an ornamental flowering tree called Spring Snow Crabapple Tree. I think. ;)

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    1. I don't have any mums in my yard, so the geraniums and shrub rose bushes (also red) are the last blast of color before spring. I love the cheery red, which greets me as I pull into our driveway every afternoon after work. (It's dark in the morning when I leave!).

      I have similar photos as your crabapple shots, but mine have squirrels rather than robins. I'll probably post one in my header later this winter.

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  5. Lovely geraniums! I'm in Kansas City at my aunt's and we hit 29 this morning. I'm off to the Konza Prairie and Cottonwood Falls tomorrow, then back south after that.

    The funny thing is, our flower markets will be filled with geraniums now. It's finally cool enough for them - they shrivel up and die during the heat of the summer.

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    1. Hello, Linda! Thanks for popping in. I hope you had a good visit in K.C. We usually get down there once a year or so, as it's only 2 1/2 - 3 hours away.

      I'm surprised my geraniums don't shrivel up and die during our hot summers. They don't bloom quite as often, but they seem to survive the dreadful heat.

      Our temps are very comfortable today. Sunny and 61. It's gorgeous outside and I just got back from a lovely walk with my dog. If only it could stay like this for another 3-4 months. :)

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  6. I'm always impressed by the hardiness of the geranium flower, and so pretty. They look like it's still summer instead of frosty autumn.

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    1. Hello, Leslie. Thanks for stopping by with your comment. Geraniums are one of my favorite flowers. They always look so cheerful, especially the reds. I usually add some dark purple lobelia for contrast, but didn't get around to it with these two pots.

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  7. Those geraniums are both hardy and lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. And thank you for stopping by with your comment. :)

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  8. Those are brave geraniums! Such beautiful color during cold weather.

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    1. We'll see how much longer they last! If this beautiful weather continues, they may perk up again. 61 and sunny. Love it!!

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  9. Your flowers are still lovely. Ours are all gone and we are in the path of that nasty storm set to arrive here Mon or Tues...ugh

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    1. Thanks, Diane. They are the last to go. My knockout shrub roses are finished, as is the vinca. We'll see if these geraniums bloom again.

      Be safe today/tomorrow!!

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  10. That is quite cold! Nice to see that some flowers are sticking around for you. :)

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    1. Thank goodness it didn't last. We're enjoying lovely temps with lots of sunshine today. It would be wonderful if this mild weather continued for a few weeks... or months!

      Thanks for popping in with your comment. :)

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  11. Brrr! Stay warm and cover your geraniums - I love their hardiness!

    Welcome to Saturday Snapshot!

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    1. I love geraniums too for their cheerfulness. Ours have just started flowering in Sydney. there are a few pics on my Four Seasons blog.

      Welcome to sat Snapshot - hope to see more of your pics soon.

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    2. Thanks Susan and Brona. I usually post pictures on Wordless Wednesday, but decided to join in on the fun this past weekend. Lots of great photos! Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Welcome to Saturday Snapshot!! Love the red flowers..they're pretty hardy!!

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    1. Thanks, Staci! This meme has such a nice bunch of folks. :)

      Yep, the geraniums are pretty hardy. I'd love to see a few more blooms, but I think they might be finished.

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