Friday, September 23, 2011

autumn - season of harvest



It is the summer's great last heat,
It is the fall's first chill:  They meet.
         -Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt

~Autumn has caught us in our summer wear. - Phillip Larkin

~time of gathering~
the last of the corn pulled for the squirrels

~banana peppers are found in what remains
 of the summer garden

~beauty still hanging and thriving on the corn stalks

~the guarantee

temperatures are dropping
days are getting shorter
nights are getting longer
and the spider lilies "are blooming"
the sure sign that fall is upon us
~preparing the small fall and winter garden
green onions are already in the ground

How can you tell fall is in the air?

Have a great weekend,
Karen

9 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Loved your pictures of lovely, lovely Fall..what a gift it is! :D

Sarah (Nikki) said...

awesome pictures...I like that you captured them up close..makes them come alive. Hope you have a great weekend Karen....

Anonymous said...

Good Saturday Morning Karen! What delightful photos today. In our new to us house, we have two red flame maples that are just showing color. We've picked the last of the cherry tomatoes and peppers also. Just about time to decorate with pumpkins, scarecrows etc.
Praying that you and your family will have a blessed weekend. Mildred

Dorothy said...

Wonderful pictures! I'm looking forward to this Fall season, which is my favorite one!
Hope your weekend is great.

Sue said...

Your photography is stunning, and I am so glad that fall has officially arrived, Enjoy!!
Sue

Maryvel Friesen said...

Great photos! I love Autumn and I am so sad to think winter is only around the corner! But that's life I guess eh? Don't your onions freeze over the winter?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Yes,it is surely fall.Beautiful pictures to depict this colourful season.

Dayle said...

I keep crossing my fingers that fall will arrive.

Your photos are magical.

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful photos as always. I have my lettuce,spinach,broccoli and cabbage planted. I can't wait for fresh lettuce and spinach! I am hoping we have a looooong fall, after this miserable summer! And of course I don't like to be cooped up inside and dislike cold weather!