|Yellow light til the end|
It is a ritual I put off as long I can, then I go full blast clearing out vegetables, trimming perennials, chasing down persistent weeds.
The garden did well without me this season. Torn between the project - framing - and taking advantage of plein painting opportunities plus loads of family stuff, the garden was left on its own, took care of itself and looked like a 35 year-old garden – full and colorful.
|Still blooming in October|
There are surprises along the way, especially since I have not worked in the garden as hard or deliberately as previous years. Todays surprise is the beer radish. It started as an experiment along with regular radishes. Then they were forgotten until today when I came upon this one. Hmm… I wonder how many beers this will take to eat?
It will take a couple of days to clean and prep the rest of the garden but I don't think I have that much time. Weather is coming. Geese are gone. The yellow light will falter as the leaves drift to the ground.
Today was a lovely day. Gotta bottle it.
|A beginning, Thursday am at South Creek|