It is officially fall. The nights are getting cooler. Over the past week we have had to cover our veggie garden to protect from frost. Twice. I have been busy harvesting produce and filling the freezer and a number of glass jars with summer’s bounty. It is a busy time of year.
But I took time out, on a beautiful sunny day last week, to take care of the flower garden. I must admit that the herbs and veggies get most of my attention and care, and most of the time the flowers are left to fend for themselves.
But as I took time to remove weeds and spent flowers, I also spent some time enjoying the last hoorah of summer in the beauty of the flowers still in bloom before me.
I have no idea what type of flowers these are, but I love their colourful blossoms, and the pattern of deeper colours close to the center. They may not provide food for my table, but they do provide a feast for the eyes.
A memory of life and warmth that I will still be feasting on during the coldest days of the coming winter.
What memories of summer will you be feasting on this fall?