I didn’t get to the garden this weekend. There was too much going on Saturday, and Sunday was wet and cool. But I thought of some photos I took in late summer that I never shared because I wasn’t blogging.
The zinnias, joy and scourge of the garden, were such a lovely restaurant for birds, bees and butterflies.
The figs, not mine, were ripening on their tree.
And who can resist a sunflower?
But it’s fall now, and although it sounds like November outside with the wind and rain, it is still not Halloween. I had read about people carving all manner of vegetables, including turnips, for jack-o-lanterns. I did not have a pumpkin, but I did have a small acorn squash, which I thought might make a good little lantern. I cut the top off and carved out a good sized hole, emptying the innards. I gave it a nice face, plopped it over a votive candle in a saucer, and behold! A pointy-headed jack-o-lantern.
I gave it a little vent at the back, so the candle wouldn’t gutter.
And in the deepest dark, it really does gleam. I expect to enjoy it for a couple more nights!