There is a peace that permeates one’s being while walking through a garden after a new fallen snow.
But along with that peace comes a feeling of sadness as the realization of knowing another season comes to an end.
Endings may be not be what they appear
Look into hidden corners of the garden and see what emerges from the snow cover ground
Allow your eyes to be drawn to vibrant colors in an otherwise neutral landscape
Rejoice in knowing this is not an end, only life passing through celestial cycles
Bits and pieces left behind
In hidden corners
Beauty, symmetry, organic
Stepping outside into the blackness I knew I was not alone
I could hear the clicks, buzzing and underlying drone of creatures all around me
I felt the wisps of silken threads brush my body
Only the flash of light from my camera brought them into view
No moonlight illuminated the paths this night
The blackness appeared more intense like that of rich velvet
Yet I knew something waited just beyond
Their scent was heightened by the their lack of visual beauty
I knew what I would find, but I did not know just as the blackness appeared more intense this night, so to were their colors
In previous years I’ve ventured out after dark
Please take a moment to see what past forays have revealed
Mornings offer a quiet, peaceful time of day. The creatures of the garden are awakening and beginning their search for food. Upon finding an appropriate banquet they settle in and begin to feast.
It has been exactly 48 days since my last day of work. Interestingly enough my to do list has not grown any shorter.
There are still weeds to pull, plants to be planted, vegetables to be harvested, meals to be cooked besides my official list of things to do.
Luckily I have Maddie to keep me on target.
Time off has allowed me to focus on garden-to-table meals. I have always wanted plan my growing season meals around what I’ve harvested. Today I have an excess of yellow summer squash and string beans.
They will become Summer Squash Gratin, a recipe from the New York Times,
Stop back often to see the gardens in Real Time Share as well as other garden to table recipes.
In addition October 1st the gardens and barn will be the backdrop for a wedding. Join me as I ready both for this festive occasion!