It's October (and finally starting to feel like fall!), and our garden is wrapping up for the year; in fact, with the abundance of wet weather we've had in Virginia, most of the garden finished up several weeks ago. Below are some fresh and flowery photos to say goodbye to the summer growing season.
Dad, Mom, Granny, and I visited my Aunt Bet in South Carolina this summer and stopped by this mountain gift shop, overflowing with blossoms and blooms.
Our family also traveled to Williamsburg one weekend and strolled through the historic area. It had been quite a number of years since I had last been here after moving away at age 17. These lady gardeners, staying in character, were discussing the perfect pickling cucumbers amongst themselves.
So many beautiful spots, we couldn't see everything and do it justice.
Our summer garden in its height:
Fruits and flowers:
Late summer's harvest fading:
Pureeing a roasted pepper tomato sauce to freeze:
Our front porch with Mom's array of overflowing watering cans and pots:
Farewell to summer!