Night time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12

Night time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12
Night Time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Yellow Day

Yellow light til the end
The leaves in the 'Dacks have gone to yellow and gold, particularly in my yard. The light early this morning filled the rooms of the house with yellow even though it was still overcast. I took advantage of the day to tend to the garden - get it ready for winter which may or may not come soon.

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

Working out there today made me appreciate the earth, the sky, the stubbornness of weeds, the hope of a single standing hollyhock in the middle of 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

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