Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Summer concedes

Once in a while we get vibrant autumn colors here, if an early cold snap drops in. But usually the fall season is indicated by subtler things: the color of the light and shade, the declension of the sun, and the reluctant tapering off of summer produce. There is something so poignant about the sweet vestiges of summer hanging on well into fall. Seen in the garden today:



















Celeste figs in November

















A small second crop of Hunt muscadines (or maybe they are Fry muscadines).















Sweet basil beginning to lose its vigor. Pesto time!

4 comments:

Amanda Thomsen said...

I tried to talk a customer into the culvert tubes thing, but in different sizes... I bet that photo would have helped! Love it!

Muddy Mary said...

Feel free to copy that photo. BTW that garden is in front of a great antique store with a whole building devoted to 50's tiered lamps, TV lamps, etc.

Amanda Thomsen said...

You KNOW I need a store like that in my life...

Muddy Mary said...

Amen sister.