The First Frost Comes to the Garden

Readers, you know me as a malcontented person who posts mostly on war and peace;  but I hope you will see that this, too, is a tale of war — on helpless vegetables!   844 more words

Welcome Jack Frost

This morning I woke up to frost on my bird feeders and deck railing, the first of the season. Poetically, frost is called “rime,” as in Coleridge’s poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (also a neat play on the word rhyme). 369 more words

Cloaked for the First Frost

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com

Connecticut’s first frost of autumn 2016 arrived last night which meant covering the outdoor plants and pumpkins. According to the howtogardener.com the first frost of the season is distinguished from the first freeze by temperature. 195 more words

Jacqueline Bennett


a freezing night
still she blooms


A Rimed Landscape

Tomorrow’s Carding Chronicle features a minor character from my third novel, The Dazzling Uncertainty of Life, a man named Amos Handy.

And it was inspired by one of the songs played at this great concert I attended in Tunbridge, Vermont on Sunday with a very impressive local band, … 19 more words

Carding Vermont

A Frost Warning...in October?!

That’s what we said when the alert popped up on our phones a day ago. We probably should have been a bit more surprised, but then again, this year has been full of weather-related surprises, so really, this was just one more. 347 more words



. . . It seems just yesterday

that small, fat English robins

fluffed out their ruby breasts

among the willows, swallows swarmed

over scissortail meadows and, awaiting… 42 more words