Stained Glass Dogwood
The power went out this morning just as I was sitting down to write an e-mail to my friends asking them to read my blog and leave me some comments. So instead, I bundled up and headed out into the chill morning to work on the veggie patch. I spent 5 hours and made fantastic progress. I picked the last of the green tomatoes, pulled down the vines, took down the trellis's, the posts, pulled up the landscape fabric, worked up the beds and sowed clover. I cut back the asparagus and weeded them. The oxalis had been creeping in all summer from the path. It will be back, already having gone to seed, but it looks better. I raked leaves from the pathways and added lots of stuff to the compost pile. I also squeezed in a load of wash that was almost dry by the time the rain started this afternoon.
Now I'm settled inside and am going to write that e-mail, so if you're reading this, hey, leave me a comment, it helps me know you're out there and liking what you see. A hot bath is in my future thanks to all the bending, digging and hauling I did today.
Coral bark maple, aglow even in the rain