So, it's been a weird summer. Understatement, huh? And, with our usual Indian summer, who knows if it's over? We probably have a couple more scorchers in store, book-ended by cool fog.
But, one thing's for sure: the light has changed. It feels a bit like Fall out there... the light is a little sideways, the air is a little crisper. I get incense whiffs of fireplaces outside. And, I've been eyeing my nubby sweaters and favorite tall boots. It's a little too soon for some of that (see above about Fall heatwaves), but the garden is marching forward. It's in transition. Our first harvest season has begun.
Summer artichokes, from outdoors to in:
Cucumber (and squash) patch... from sprawling vines to brine:
blackberry patch: snacking & freezing
sunflower giants: from skyward-bound to bird snacks
and, baby Delicata squashes...
and bee balm...
make an unlikely mantel: summer flowers and winter squashes.
I love Fall.