Collecting Color

We’ve had 5 inches of rain already this month, and as the weather gets grayer  there is an urge to savor the color that remains. 

So that’s what I’ve been up to–(and so glad I did it yesterday; today’s all rain and wind!)



This sedum relative is aptly named for the time it breaks into bloom–"Autumn Joy"!

Every year I grow some squash/pumpkin/gourd crosses just for the fun of what they will produce, and just for decoration since one never quite knows if they’re more gourd or more squash. 


This is the first of the harvest. 



And this little guy wins the smallest pumpkin award!!



Echinacea is easier to grow than to spell, and what a curious bristly head!  Heather is her backdrop and a radiant blushing oregano  her companion…oregano crop

And of course every proper vegetable garden has color besides.  Tonight we shall have our own homegrown salad…


There’s not a plant of flower below,

But makes Thy glories known;

And clouds arise, and tempests blow

By order from Thy throne;

While all that borrows life from Thee

Is ever in Thy care,

And everywhere that man can be,

Thou, God, art present there.



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2 thoughts on “Collecting Color

  1. WOW! I can't believe your squash/gourd collection! I have one little spaghetti squash on my big plant and am speaking kindly to it to encourage it to continue to grow…

    And I really like that shot of the echinacea and heather. (Ekinashia, Ecinacea…acht! they're all underlined like I've spelled them wrong! sigh.

  2. ( : Looks like I rescued them from the soggy soil just in time. It's raining, raining, raining today…I guess I better rescue the big warty ones soon. I've never grown spaghetti squash. Do you like it? I guess I just grow them all for fun with exception of the pumpkin which will be pie shortly ( ;

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