Our days may still be hot, but fall is definitely on its way. For a few mornings now it’s been cool enough that when I wake up I have a nice cup of tea. The other morning I even put on jeans and Clark wore a sweatshirt for an early morning bagel run. Last night and tonight I heard Canada geese honking a big ruckus in the sky. But the biggest sign of all? Take a look at our big maple tree. Way up high there is a little cluster of rogue leaves that have already turned red!!
Weekends are still finding me trying to preserve our farm bounty. Tonight another 6 pints of tomato sauce (done again with the tomato press) are in the canner as I type, boiling away.
I also have some hot peppers and bell peppers to chop up and put in the freezer. The cherry tomatoes I have roasted with whole cloves of garlic, and I’m going to freeze those for shorter term use. Some of it we already had with pasta and it was delicious.
I haven’t been writing here as much as I’d like to, but I do have a little store of photos to put up.
Here is one of the purple asters that I love. I think they look like a child’s (or mine!) drawing!:
Last time I was a little down on my garden, but I have to say that the happy reverse of that is that I have lots of ideas for next year. For example, I’ve really enjoyed seeing small sunflowers around our porch, so next year I’ll plant a whole mess of them.
I forgot to post this on Garden Blogger Bloom Day. These satellite dishes (as Paul calls them) have really taken over like crazy. I think we will actually have to remove some from the pond–as you can see they are quite crowded with the water lilies.
Here it is with some sweet white alyssum which has unexpectedly flourished.
Not much new crafty-wise, though I did get a lovely book out of the library called Pretty Little Pincushions, and now I can’t wait to make one. (And, all the contributors seem to have their own blogs and etsy shops, so now I will be trolling those.) Also, I’m going to make Tabitha a little poncho for the fall. I figure at its easiest it’s a square with a hole for your head, at it’s fanciest I can sew on embellishments, finish the edges, and make a hood.
I’ll end with some Clark and Tabby pics. We had a disappointing session with a photographer today at Target. Only got four pictures and we only ordered 1!! Late this afternoon we all went to the playground and I believe I got some nicer pictures of them than he did (so there!) and so I will share them 🙂