Nippy is the word for the morning at our house! In fact it was 26 degrees with a hard frost.

The sun had just started to peek above the horizon when we started our morning walk!

A Stinkhorn (Phallus ravenelii) had come up! However it had gotten knock out its of volva/cup. It still had part of the cup on top. I wonder if the cold had anything to do with that.

The above photo was taken at 7:35m. However, when I walked by at 3:07pm, I said to myself, two scoops of ice cream LOL.

Next, we found ice on the water in the our obelisk trough.

More patterns in the ice! 7:30am!

This was the last of the ice at 11:34am. Of course by 3pm it was long gone!

The blackberries had a nice layer of frost!

As the sun rose higher, the light on the grasses were golden!

Finally, with such a hard freeze, I wondered if the Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) might not have burst open again. I was right, it had!

A wonder of nature!

Did you check your Frostweed? If you don’t have them, maybe you will consider them for next year. Besides having this wonderful “frost”, they are really good at attracting our native pollinators!

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


  1. Stinkhorn is so cool. Love the pic of gracie in the beautiful grass. Looks like you had cold morning. No freeze here.

  2. I also love the Gracie and the grass photo. I’ve tried to get frostweed started here several times without success so far. Still trying!

  3. We beat you down here. 23 degrees! My tomatoes did not survive despite them being covered. In the past I have had them last until Christmas or New Years. First thing I did was look out my window for the Frostweed, but the deer distracted me for a bit. Had 3 bucks behind our cabin and the two younger ones were sparring. Wish I could say I had a fantastic photo of them but they chose to do all their fun behind a large cedar elm so I mostly got two rear ends. The more mature buck laid in the tall grass in the sun and just ignored the antics going on 8 ft away from him. The most I got in ice on some of the Frostweed was about 4 inches up and it went away very quickly with the sun out.

    1. Wow! What fun with the deer! I only get to see their white flags as they run away. Never that close to the house. So lucky you! So happy you had some “frost”. Great plant.

  4. I’m still waiting to see my Frost Weed after a freeze. Living in Dallas, we have only gotten into the mid-30’s.

  5. Good weather for Gracie!
    I forgot to look at my frostweed and it’s definitely dead now. Oops. At least I have one plant now. I had a hard time getting it started here too.

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