"I'm so glad I live in a world
where there are Octobers"
Anne of Green Gables
This year that feeling is oh so appropriate. The summer was long and hot and felt like it went on forever.
The corn in my fields, well it grew and grew until it blocked the view of everything... it was oppressive and more than just a bit claustrophobic. I don't think you can feel how tall and looming it was.
And when I say truck... I mean a pretty big semi sized cab which barely peaks out over the corn... yes it was tall! They made quick work and in just a couple of hours, but well after dark, they got it all cut and hauled away.
The long hot month of July didn't help my pumpkin harvest much. My one lone little warty pumpkin.
That tiny deep orange one in the background? It's supposed to be a large, Cinderella style french pumpkin. Well in real Cinderella style, it might be just right for a tiny, little mouse.
My only jack o lantern... about the size of a squash.
But the limelight hydrangeas have turned pinkish tan and scream out "it's autumn."
My chrysanthemums are doing well... and please ignore the dried up sunflowers I have left for the birds.
Some of my zinnias look bright and happy... others are a bit past their prime.
But most of all... I'm happy that autumn... and October have brought this finally.
Blue skies and a clear view.
After a long hot summer, a never ending rental house project and a life turned upside down it is much needed here at Red Gate Farm.