Migrating birds flock to harvested fields, readying for the flight south. Sunsets are vivid, mornings are frosty, and endless election ads punctuate the ever-lengthening nights.
Today the most stellar day of the year dawned clear, with a touch of frost. The golden sun illuminated a clear blue sky and we embarked upon a day of golden splendor. It was a day of picking late-season cole … Continue reading
It’s a time to harvest the sun-touched grain. As the days shorten and the mums bloom we celebrate with a blaze of color. Frost has touched the land and the hardy garden greens sweeten. Brussels sprouts are best harvested now. … Continue reading
As we enter October, the fields are turning golden-brown and are ready for harvest. The native grasses are now bronzed, yet bands of green still line the low spots. Some trees now show the flaming colors of well-done fall, while … Continue reading
The days and nights are about equal in duration now and as we dive into the coming season of ever-cooling weather and shorter days, some hardy standbys persist. The rough and tumble Dinosaur kale has come into its own and … Continue reading
Fall-blooming native plants are still in color while many earlier-blooming plants are now headed with their various seed pods. The timing of seed formation has much to do with when and how the seeds germinate to propagate the species. We … Continue reading