Although most would say the fall color season is past its peak in our neck o' the woods, there is still gorgeous scenery to be seen.
Fall colors may be a little muted now, but still enough to make me stop and stare no matter where I look. Some of it without ever stepping off our deck.
The day time temperatures haven't been rising much above 60° and the overnight lows are only in the low 50s and high 40s. Can you believe this is northern Minnesota in the middle of October?
Jack Frost has yet to visit us. He must have gotten waylaid in the awful snowstorm in South Dakota. The devastating livestock losses for the farmers there are terrible. You just can't expect or plan for happenings such as that.
The time of year tells me I should have my garden stripped bare and be tucking it in for the winter. But, unbelievably, it's still green and growing and keeps bearing. Above is my harvest of late yesterday afternoon. Thirteen green peppers . . . a double batch of Stuffed Green Peppers for the freezer coming up. Enough Brussels sprouts for three or four meals. (We do love our Brussels sprouts!) And a bowl of cherry tomatoes that will be more than we can eat in a couple of days.
Nope, there's hardly been a way to figure out this year's gardening season . . . or our extended, lovely fall weather. I'm just happy as a lark to be getting so much from the garden and having the beautiful fall weather.
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