Sunday, January 5, 2014

Some Mums to Brighten Your Day

I decided to repost a mosaic of yellow mums that offer much needed colour and warmth on this snowy wintry day.  During the past week we've had extreme cold resulting in frost quakes; rare, localized seismic events that occur when a sudden drop in temperature freezes the groundwater, which then expands and cracks the soil and rock.  The crack will release a sudden burst of explosive energy, resulting in a loud noise and the shaking of the ground.  So far, overnight and today, another six inches or so of snow on top of what we already have. 
If you're in the same climate zone, keep your shovel ready and stay warm!
I'm linking with Mary for Mosaic Monday.

29 comments:

  1. New to us! Frost quakes that is. Must be rather unsettling all around. The mums are very cheery!

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  2. So refreshing on this cold winter day! Thanks.

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  3. Yellow and red are good colors this time of the year. We need the warmth. Tomorrow we will have snow and cold temps.

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  4. How interesting! We had thunder with our snow once and I was amazed! You look all wintry there. I'm in Georgia and even we're expecting a little of the white stuff!

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  5. It has been so cold I haven't even wanted to purchase flowers and try and get them home...my grow station with herbs is keeping me a bit warm but I need to get my fingers in some dirt this week.

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  6. Frost quakes is a strange occurrence. Love your Mums collage: so cheery!!

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  7. As it happens, I did some shoveling this morning, Judith. Your mums do have a beautiful warm glow about them. Perhaps they were a gift?

    Karen

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  8. The mums do look cheerful. I like how you framed them. I've never heard of frost quakes. Bitter cold here; high tomorrow of -5. Best to stay inside and sip the Santa's Secret tea you gave me - it's really good!
    Hugs, Beth

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  9. The mums look cheery for a winter day. I've learned something new--frost quakes.

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  10. I've never heard of a frost quake before. Interesting and a bit scary if you don't know what it is, LOL. We're supposed to get 1-3 inches of snow tomorrow. But DH brought the snow shovel up from the crawl space and it's currently in our garage. That means we won't get anything, since we're now prepared!

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  11. I've been hearing about frostquakes on the tv and radio. Rather unsettling, I'd say. You are sure having a wild winter! Stay warm. Those mums are the perfect antidote for cold-weather blues.

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  12. Hello Judith, and Happy New Year!
    Very impressive and a little bit scary.
    I have been waiting for snow comes with my camera, but many places in Japan are not ready for that different weather:snowy day.
    Yes, your yellow mums make your room warm in the cold winter day!
    Our sons went back their houses after staying with us for one week. New Year holiday is over!
    Hope you have a good day!

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  13. Oh Judith
    The weather you are having is extreme!
    We had a clip on our TV last night and it looked grim.
    The only time I use a shovel is for adding compost to my garden!
    I know you will be cosy in your home and the mums look very cheery.

    Take care on the roads.

    Shane x

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  14. Beautifully arranged flowers, very refreshing.

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  15. Hi, Judith!
    Happy New Year!
    I love your chrysanthemums, very nice!

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  16. Weird, I have never heard of frost quakes.. I love your pretty mums and mirror. Stay safe and warm..this weather is awful..Have a happy week!

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  17. Lovely pictures Judith. Seems its so bitterly cold in Ontario there are frost quakes happening a lot. I can remember hearing them when I lived in Ottawa, I also remember how cold it was. Your mums are pretty

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  18. Your yellow mums are indeed a needed touch of colour when all around us is white lately. Valerie

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  19. I've never heard of frost quakes, interesting!! Your Mums are lovely... we certainly could use a little warmth!! Thanks!

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  20. You're just trying to make me jealous here in SIX-DEGREES-BUT-SNOWLESS Georgia! (Sigh.) And I must say I felt so informed when I read on the news yesterday about frost quakes, as you had already enlightened me to this phenomena!

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  21. It's awful here weather wise so I can't even imagine what you are feeling up there.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  22. Hi Judith, WOW something new to learn about Frost Quakes. I never heard of this. Thank you for sharing! Love the mums and a nice way to brighten the day.
    Stay warm and be safe. We are freezing here and woke to 16 degrees which is unreal for us here in Texas.
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs

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  23. Yellow flowers always make me smile! I'm reading and commenting on my IPAD which has a mind of its own and sends messages before I'm ready sometimes. -- I meant to say Happy New Year on your post above... and that your lovely tea party would tempt me (almost) to live where it's cold. Somehow Florida temperatures don't seem like tea party weather!

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  24. WOW...you are in a rush for Spring!...:)JP

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  25. A very pretty mosaic. Nice to see pretty flowers with all the cold - thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for stopping by. I have never liked cold weather, and I'm to old to adjust now. :-D
    Have a great week and stay warm!

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  26. The mums are beautiful and you have created such a lovely mosaic with them. It did the job in brightening the day!

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  27. It is nice to have flowers on the table on a cold winter's day! I t reminds us spring will arrive one day.

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  28. Mums, the Happy flowers, well one of them ;)

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  29. I think of my mums sleeping under the snow!

    (ใƒ„) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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