With temperatures within the Deep South dipping as little as the 20s in Florida this morning, the early deep freeze supplied the most productive alternative in different years for frostweed (Verbesina virginica) to bloom. Right here in north Alabama the 17 deg. F temperatures so early within the season supplied the vital sit back to reason water from the still-warm soil to wick up throughout the stems after which freeze into cotton candy-shapes. Most of the people who reside right here don’t seem to be even conscious about those chilly climate creations as a result of they shape so hardly.
Listed here are a number of pictures I took after crack of dawn this morning as those frosty blooms persisted to develop.