Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Is Not a Four Letter Word

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!

* I am linking to the Homestead Barn Hop and Garden Tuesday for this post.

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Tanya @ Lovely Greens said...

It's hard for me to pick my favourite...Autumn or Spring. Both have such a special energy :)

SherryGreens said...

Admittedly, I have been grouping fall with some four letter words this year, as it is the end of our short summer, and last winter was so long and horrible and cold and depressing. Blah. I have decided to have a better attitude about it though, and was enjoying myself in the garden today - crisp sunshine, bright blue sky, harvesting my tomatoes before they freeze. I need to appreciate fall for what it is, not what it leads to. In addition, I need an attitude adjustment about winter.

Green Bean said...

@Tanya - I agree about spring. I will say that I every season always seems to come just in time. When you are tired of winter's coldness, spring dawns. And so on.

@SherryGreens - Well, I do have the advantage of living in a more temperate zone. Good luck with the tomatoes!!


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