Friday, October 13, 2006

It happened last night


It happened last night - that night we dread every year - an official change in the seasons. Frost! It's over - sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, basil, tomatoes. Until next year.... We will miss you. I picked what I could from the garden and we'll enjoy them on tables until they wilt.

The sunflower picking season has been over for a couple weeks. Try as I may, I couldn't fill up the buckets. Although they aren't blooming, the birds sure are having a party. I find even as they are shriveling away, they have their own kind of beauty.



But.... Pumpkin season is in full swing.


We built our yearly scarecrows to decorate our roadside stand. This year, there is The Farmer and His Daughter.


My computer is fixed - yes, it was a bad modem. Thank goodness for extended Apple Care - definitely a good investment. I have had Macs since the days of the good old Apple IIC (remember them?) and this is the first one I've had that had any trouble. But I am really happy it is back. I should be posting a bit more regularly now.....

6 comments:

amy [Knitty] said...

ha! a IIc was my hub's first apple. we've been right there along with you. glad to hear you're all fixed.

my most recent casualty was my wireless mouse...made by microsoft! (insert evil laughter here)

i'm going to buy something appley today.

Green Kitchen said...

Welcome back. :)

kelle said...

Heading for Mitten Season! I enjoy your blog and your patterns!

shelley said...

We haven't had our first frost yet, but a friend of mine that moved from BC to Ontario had her first flurries last week. Amazing, when we are at pretty much the same latitude. We have been having the most glorious sunny and crisp weather, and I realise that we are so fortunate to have such weather here. And we still have pumpkins that are ready too.

Diane H K in Greenfield! said...

I learned to program on an Apple IIc. I'll never forget the day the first Mac came into the computer lab at my art school back in '84--I'm afraid I monopolized it! Been a total MacAddict ever since.

Love the scarecrows and pumpkins! That was some frost last night...

Bob Y said...

The Mark and Julia scarecrows look so good! Where's the Kristin scarecrow?
Your pumkin crop looks like a winner. I think you'll need some good pumpkin recipes if you don't sell them all.