Not much to view in the garden in terms of colorful blooms, but I took a ramble and captured some of the garden …. which I hope to write about soon. It is simply a case of being a little down and uninspired with the drought we are experiencing right now. I am not alone in this, the plants, the ground, the crispy grass are all whispering sadly, not at all the usual October vivacity.
It was however a great year for the apples. The self sown apple tree was loaded heavily with apples, even after the strong winds produced a windfall some weeks ago. They are surprisingly good MacIntosh flavored fruits.
We managed to go on a family walk in a nearby Metro woods. I thought I would not like walking in the unusually hot temperatures, little color, and prematurely bare trees; but surprised by a wonderfully pleasant day, the walk was so much of a pleasure due to the blue skies and gentle breeze… it was beyond my small expectations. The natural world has so much solace and interest to give us. We look for perfect conditions, but are given , instead, delights within the framework of an ebb and flow of beauty, life, decay, and transitions.
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I love seeing the fall colors. With each changing season I see plants in the landscape I didn’t know were there. Yesterday I found a Euonymus americanus. Super excited about that.
Janet, it seems that each season gives us new eyes, as plants cycle through their growing phases. A bright flower, changing leaf color, or prominent fruits and seedpods make us notice things that we glanced over in other times.