I look forward to autumn every year with some trepidation. On the one hand, I hate to see the gardening year come to an end, but on the other hand, I look forward to the other activities I have set aside due to the all consuming nature of my garden. I will enjoy our days of hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing on the beautiful, crisp days of late autumn and early winter. On those days that the cold wind keeps us indoors, fleece and a warm, glowing fire in the woodstove keep us toasty while we enjoy our hobbies of painting, reading and my knitting and crochet projects.I still have many indoor gardening chores during the winter months as I bring lots of annual plants in to overwinter downstairs in what I call my winter garden. The geraniums and other annuals get to looking pretty ragged by the time it's warm enough to set them out again, but with a little TLC, it doesn't take them long to spring back to their former beauty. Life is good, no matter what the season!
Sunday, August 20, 2006
The fields and meadows are full of this beautiful, golden hued plant. It's a bittersweet sight to behold, knowing full well that it is a harbinger of the autumn to come.