First Hard Frost

We had our first hard frost on the 17th; a low of 31 degrees.  It was cold enough to ensure that the dahlias, coleus, cannas, and other tender perennials were done for the season. I awoke to a world dusted in white and came home after work to blackened foliage throughout the garden. The first... Continue Reading →

Autumn Walk

We walked in our woods yesterday morning.  It was chilly, a bit cloudy, and the air had that wonderful earthy, autumn smell.  There is something grounding -- spiritual -- about an early morning walk among the glorious trees, the multi-colored leaves pirouetting in their final, slow dance to the ground, the trees whispering shared secrets... Continue Reading →

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