Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Red and Gold

There was a glorious sunrise this morning, the sky was ablaze with reds and golds.. the farmer's tree looks as if reaching towards the rising sun.

Behind our house, the beech leaves are glowing with those sunrise colors as well.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

apples and red cabbage

These are the last of the apples from the cooking apple tree. And 2 from the eating apple tree, which still has several hanging. The birds have started eating those red ones, they are so delicious! I have been thinking of all different ways to use the green apples. My favorite so far is added to oatmeal with raisins, and cooked along with it.

This red cabbage is coming off tommorro, to be eaten for our harvest festival. I think I remember my Mom made cooked red cabbage with apples. I'll have to find a recipe for that.
*edit* recipe is HERE.

Cold Color

Cold dark November, but the flowers still bloom. Calendula and borage continue being colorful in my rose/herb bed.

Himalayan honeysuckle has hundreds of these alienish flowers/berries/whatever they might be.

This little self seeded godetia managed one flower, which seems to be lasting many many days.

My cotoneaster grew berries this year. This was a cutting taken from a volunteer from our old house. I loved its berries, and wanted one in this garden too.

A few sad roses continue blooming, despite the wet and cold. Here's Dark Lady, looking especially cheerful in the rare sunlight.

William Morris shyly opens one bloom on a dry day.

Malva continues to bloom in the flower bed, amonst a few nasturtiums still peeking through.

Inside I have a thunbergia, 2 years old this year, and blooming like crazy right by our back door.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Dona Nobis Pacem

Make a Peace Globe today! Peace to all creatures and life on our beautiful planet Earth. Help heal our Earth, do whatever little (or big!) thing you can to help our world.


Hubby took some pics of mushrooms in our grass. I love them, and mow around them, leaving little wild tufts of grass and mushrooms everywhere.