Okay, maybe it is technically a four letter word, but you know what I mean. Fall comes just in time every year.
Just when you start to get a bit tired of preserving this and that, when tomatoes and summer squash start to be a little too much, when stone fruit no longer holds its allure, when the garden begins to look cluttered and the bobbing flowers a bit garish - then it is gone.
Clearing away the dead squash plants, tugging out cosmos and poppies feels liberating. The dying tomato and calendula plants are just as pretty as they were when they burst from the moist dirt in spring.
The fall garden is beginning to stretch its legs. Just a little something to nibble on but not enough to prevent holiday planning and knitting sessions.
Welcome fall!! My favorite season of all!
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