this time of year

This time of year... :: Leaves carpet the earth. :: Annuals are piled for the winter. (Seeds are fair share for the birds and other critters.) :: Perennials get marked and labeled so that in spring I don't accidentally plant over them. :: Frost knits a lovely lace over everything.…

nature’s diary

Whenever I wander through the garden with my camera I can't help but feel like I'm recording observations like I did in a childhood sketchbook. You know the type: a sturdy big book, with pressed leaves, notes about what color each flower is, drawings, poetry, berry ink, weeds taped into…

revolutions around the sun

As we transition into shorter daylight and cooler nights, there is ongoing bustle in the garden. :: Leaves begin to let go. :: Finally after a summer of drought, rain sparkles on the Redbeckia. :: The farm hires two "employees" to prep the garden beds for fall (A.K.A. Chickens). ::…