Friday, September 2, 2016

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”

~ Samuel Butler


Yesterday I did a deep cleaning in my kitchen. Canning season took its toll and, while I could look past the mess while in the midst of the busyness that was August, September called for a fresh start. (On a side note, I discovered that lemon essential oil is magic on kitchen grease. Truly magic.)

In the garden I pulled out two Brandywine tomato plants that seem to be finished producing. I need to do some more general cleanup there but the forecast is for a few wet days so I’ll leave it untill next week. The cucumbers, Swiss chard, kale, Old German and Sungold tomatoes, and summer squash are still plentiful. The green beans will begin bearing a second crop very soon and the winter squash hangs on the vines growing bigger and ripening.

There is still much to do but the pace seems more manageable with more time for photography and other creative pursuits. I was fortunate earlier this week to have an opportunity to read a delightful soon-to-be-released poetry collection and provide a blurb; I’ve just received another pre-release book that I’m looking forward to curling up with this rainy weekend.

The season changes and life carries on.

And it seems I’m not ready to stop these daily posts just yet.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I like that, ‘the season changes and life carries on.’ I started a bit of cleanup in my garden yesterday. The days have been cool and overcast, but I know that summer will be back for a while. Always a bit frustrating, as I love fall and once it arrives I want it to stay.

  2. I’m glad you are still doing these daily posts. I have really been enjoying them.

  3. Why do I smell apple pie? And I see whipped cream. On ice cream.

    1. Whipped cream ON ice cream? Okay then!!

      I like a slice of cheddar cheese with my apple pie but that sounds good too!

      1. I had never heard of cheddar cheese (or could I fathom it) until I moved to the upper midwest. That must be a regional thing. And no, I’ve not tried it yet. Hot apple pie, topped with a scoop, and a big ole spoonful of whipped cream. Oh yeah.

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