Friday, September 19, 2008

New England Aster.....



Well it happened, last night we had our first frost; I'm glad I covered up my tomato plants. It won't be long now and my days of photographing flowers will be over for the season, the next big event will be taking pictures of the colored leaves, the leaf display is supposed to be nice this year because of the weather we've been having. I took the above photo the other day and I like the way the pink looks against the out of focus goldenrod. The asters are everywhere right now; I love driving around and seeing the bright pinks and purples on the roadside, it's quite striking.

11 comments:

kjpweb said...

Asters are my favorite flowers! And you got your first frost, ey?
Last frost I remember is 4 years ago and lasted a whopping night... ;)
Cheers, Klaus

Eve said...

Just beautiful John...we had our first frost too...my fields are full of the beautiful goldenrods and asters.

The Birdlady said...

Beautiful -
Oh, no - frost? Is it time already?

Mary said...

Beautiful! I love its halo of buds and that crown of yellow in the center is so detailed in your photo! A frost already??? I'm not ready for this! We have at least a month to go. I can't wait to see Maine leaf shots....wow!

Nick S said...

I feel for you John. We're due for our first frost this evening, and boy do we ever get cold here once winter kicks in. A gorgeous flower image !

Louise said...

Frost? Oh my. What a short growing season. But I'm looking forward to your winter pictures.

Arija said...

Asters are my birthday flowers, unfortunately not in the southern hemisphere however. I love all your flower photos and that's the first time I've ever seen a tomato caterpillar, what a naughty rapacious beasty it is!
Old gardener's trick is to uproot the tomato plants and hang the whole thing up side down away from low temps. The fruit will still ripen and be safer than outdoors.
Good luck with them.

troutbirder said...

My neighbor restored about two acres of prairie and its covered with these beautiful New England asters. Your picture shows a different aspect of them. Great!

2sweetnsaxy said...

It's sometimes difficult to imagine others seeing fall and winter come when it's still in th e80's and 90's here in southern California.

Kerri said...

This is gorgeous!! I've been seeing these guys everwhere lately.

Kathiesbirds said...

Lovley colors and detail. I'm glad you take time to stop! You can keep your frost but I am looking forward to your photos of the colors of New England, one of the things I truly miss from back east.