14 August 2012

fine colours

Near to the farm house is one tree which is always the first one on the farm to turn leaves red as a harbinger of autumn. It is already at work doing so - perhaps stimulated by the recent night temperatures around 55-59F. Generally other trees begin to follow in 15-20 days. It would appear there will be an early autumn; pray there is not a commensurately early frost.

The peppers of all sorts are ripening at last, the cucumbers are nearly gone, the first two watermelons have just been picked - we will see if the timing was good, and the deer helped me decide which muskmelons were ready to eat. Here was today's blessing:

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