There was something sad about the passing of Autumn this year. Maybe just because I now notice the change of seasons; those last warm days of sunlight. And how everything just seems to slow down, then stop and wait. Then Winter happens.
Heavy rain and cold nights leave me wanting the return of Spring now, and not in 3 months, after what is expected to be a long cold Winter.
Here we have a couple of tomatoes than just scraped through. Not all of them made it to ripen…
The Jerusalem Artichoke is well and truly gone now, as shrivelled brown leaves disintegrate off the stalks.
But Autumn’s growth continues to show everywhere – to the left a fig, a plum tree at bottom centre, and an almond on the right (behind the wire).
Chillies ripen on the vine, soon to be collected and dried for storing. It was such a bumper crop this year, there should be enough to last all the Winter.
Chilli and green peppers, tomatoes, basil, carrot – something to remember the season by.
The last Sunset of Autumn 2012.
The first Sunrise of Winter 2012
What are your thoughts on the change of season?
- Capturing the Essence of Fall (joyofspa.com)
- Harvest Time (jessicaschaubbooks.com)
- Autumns End by Dylan & Marianne Toh (500px.com)
- Autumn 2012 (easegill.wordpress.com)