31 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

Halloween has brought with it a return to autumn weather and fine breezes to rattle the leaves still clinging to our trees in the forest. Most of the color has passed now... just the odd tree here and there. (Though our snowball bushes are still green and lush.) We had our first frost two nights ago... a mere 31 degrees around 6 in the morning. The eggplants are due to meet the compost pile today. Two tomatoes, three rosemary plants, a pot of baby horehound, and eight pepper plants are rooming in the greenhouse over the winter. It always seems happier when there are plants living within, which is why it has a (permanent) resident spearmint plant, too.