Oct 12, 2021

Adios dear garden, hola the cold fingers of winter & bad news for the Isla

No those are not diamonds glistening on the roof of the car but frost. Two mornings in a row.

A pause for a cuteness break.

The past two mornings the cold air -6C/25F has created some neat looking mist over the lake.

This is my favourite photo thus far.

From Google….This particular fog, called a steam fog, forms when cold air drifts across relatively warm water. The lake water evaporates into the air above the lake surface. … The air is cooled and moistened, causing the dew point to increase. As the dew point approaches the air temperature, condensation occurs, forming fog droplets.

Meanwhile the snow appears to have arrived up top. It looks like it will be staying till the spring.

The girls don’t mind being outside in the cold but not for too long. Their feet get very cold and take a long while to warm up. Colin spent a good part of the weekend putting what needed to be stored for the winter away. Not much left to be done.

Yesterday after the first unexpected frost we went to the garden to salvage what we could. That is our zucchini plant, the one that Colin had fully cut down early September. It actually grew back, you can see the flowers. The dark grey leaves are from the frost.

In the bottom right hand corner you can see the tiny new zucchini growing. There are two of them. Why didn’t they grow during the summer so that we could have enjoyed them?

The large white bag is full of Swiss chard, the smaller bag is almost half of the second sowing of carrots  ( more to come ) and  next to them is the last of the cucumbers. The bowl holds the last of the tomatoes, we also have more tomatoes in the house in various stages of ripening. We still have parsnips, beets and carrots to harvest within the next few weeks.

Sadly in very recent news today….

Mazatlan and the Isla are about to be hit by a Hurricane, category 1 ( downgraded from a 2 to 3 ) but it could still intensify. The red area shows where Pamela will make landfall.

In this more recent projection you can see the the hurricane took a sharp veer to the left which makes landfill just a tiny tiny bit further away from Mazatlan.

To the right of the word Mazatlan in the grey section under the red line ( which marks the landfall area ) you can see the opening of the shipping channel and how it flows upward and then into the estuary.  The Isla starts at the lighter grey area ( across from the shipping channel ) opposite the letter ‘n’. Most everyone lives along the red line and between it and the estuary. All we can do is hope and pray.

Thanks to Joyce and Ken who live on the Isla for this image of the fishermen working to get all the launchas and pangas out of the water and tied down.






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10 Responses to “Adios dear garden, hola the cold fingers of winter & bad news for the Isla”

  1. Pauline Watson says:

    I’m impressed that you got the frost glitter in the picture, very neat!
    The misty lake pics are pretty.
    I hope all goes well for your Mexican friends and that the storm is not to damaging.
    Sending prayers for safety.

  2. Sandie says:

    Praying the Isla doesn’t get hit too hard and all will be well. Will you be going south since the borders are opening? I love seeing the twins. Sure do miss our fur babies.

  3. Carol says:

    just on news – U S border is opening early November – see you there.

  4. Linda Sand says:

    I hope everything turns out well. I have been thinking about you since I read yesterday that the land borders are reopening in November. Kind of late to start south but maybe?

  5. Maxx Trails says:

    Great haul from your garden! When we left for Calgary last Thursday the weather was warm, sunny, and nice and when we arrived home yesterday it was cold, all the leaves had turned, and my flower pots are looking sad … what happen!!

    So will your plans change if the border does open? We have another wrench in our plans so things are up in the air but if it works out we will continue with our plan to transport Maxx across the border and we will fly. We could wait for the border to open but then we still have the issue of mixed vaccines.

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