Growing Season

“Gardening imparts an organic perspective on the passage of time.”

– William Cowper , yes, the writer of one of my all-time favorite hymns, “There is a Fountain Filled with Blood” He and I are soulmates, I am certain of it now (though he has been with Jesus, lo these 210 years or so)…

This morning I am watching the burning bushes turn to blazing red minute by minute.  Overnight the neighbor’s Maple tree went orange, a bright, baby pumpkin -ish orange.  Gold leaves adorn the lower branches of the Aspens like a 14k necklace.  A steady rain all-day one day last weeks signaled the turn.  The sun has shone in joyous celebration since, spotlighting the color’s arrival.  Bright yellow spagetti squash, dotting the yard and garden from the various locations echo back with sunny resound. 

  

NOTE TO THE ZUCCHINI:  Enough already.   Time to stop.  I have run out of room.  And recipes.

True AND a great tip:

“Fall is not the end of the gardening year;  it is the start of next year’s growing season. The mulch you lay down will protect your perennial plants during the winter and feed the soil as it decays, while the cleaned up flower bed will give you a huge head start on either planting seeds or setting out small plants.”  – Thalassa Cruso

  

Today for breakfast

Really good, reeeeallly good bacon and sliced red red red tomatoes from the garden, sweet and juicy, tangy and true to God’s original intent.  O yes.

You plant a “dead” seed; soon there is a flourishing plant. There is no visual likeness between seed and plant. You could never guess what a tomato would look like by looking at a tomato seed. What we plant in the soil and what grows out of it don’t look anything alike. The dead body that we bury in the ground and the resurrection body that comes from it will be dramatically different.  1 Cor. 15 The Message

Drmatically and wonderfully different!  Viva la garden tomato! 

After-school snack last week with the grand~bebes (the first five): graham crackers and buttercream

  

Gavin, Hunter, Gemma, Averi and Guini

  

Graham Cracker Decorating 101, everybody gets an “A” for the day!

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