Sat 13 Oct, 2012
Tags: autumn, BSPA, Clyde, Fall, Harvest, pumpkins
A few weeks ago we said good-bye to summer with a campfire, roasted marshmallows and singing. In this short period of time the weather has indeed gotten cooler, down right cold some for some of us. The leaves on the trees are wearing their brilliant russets and golds as they struggle to cling to the branches while the winds whip around.
Gardeners and farmers also know it is harvesting time. The crops in this area have suffered from hot dry conditions all summer. We hear it is the same for most farmers, especially in the midwest. We keep all these families in our prayers.
Our garden produced a fare harvest due to diligent watering – sweet peas and tomatoes, bell peppers and beets, jalapenos and cucumbers not to mention lots of glorious herbs. A few of us also planted pumpkins and squash. These were tended for in a different area as squash bugs have decimated our gardens for a few years running. We had a bumper crop of squash and pumpkins, enough to cook and enjoy at table and perhaps some that will adorn a corner here and there.
The colors of fall are richly hued. The tastes of autumn are bold and satisfying. I for one will never get tired of this time of year when all of creation seems to chant its praise.