Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Last night, we had our first strong frost of the season... and in the next few days we will probably be losing most of the fall color off the trees. It is so beautiful here this time of year, and unfortunately, I haven't been feeling well enough to get out and about much. That said, it is truly lovely just looking here from the house... and one of the trees in our yard is particularly gorgeous. The photo for today's post is one I took over at nearby Lyman Lake State Park. A friend of mine calls these hills the "gumdrop mountains" .... because of the color they display in the fall; and it's easy to see why.

Today the daughter is tearing up a lot of our little garden, and sharing it with the critters by putting it near our compost pile. Last night we heard rumblings in the yard, and guess that it was perhaps a bear or two nibbling on crab apples in the yard.  Today we picked the last of the lettuce, a few cherry tomatoes, a couple peppers, and some gorgeous shallots. It is sad to see our garden done for the year...
but I am so happy with what all we were able to get from such a small patch...
and we are grateful...

See you all tomorrow.