End of summer harvest
As the days get shorter, too soon I know, those plants which were seeds only a few months ago are reaching maturity. In some climates planning and planting for next year has begun but for most gardeners this is the time to pick and preserve. Tree leaves are changing; so too the leaves on those plants which have provided food for the whole season.
Tomatoes in full production a month ago are still producing, but the plants are tired.
A sunflower is mature, the seeds ready to be devoured by birds if they can attack
Delicata squash are ready, and the vine is almost dead.
But there's always hope and optimism for the future. This carrot bed, planted a few weeks ago, will begin to provide carrots in late fall and through the winter.
So be glad, and celebrate the cycle of seasons with the best people anywhere,
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