In the beginning you could almost only see dirt. Some touches of green in the apple leaves and the bedraggled foxglove, but mostly it was just staring at me, my autumn garden full of garlic and onion flowers nestled and covered with soil.
But above me there was the confused profusion of mixed-up cherry blossoms…
And behind me a perfect blackberry leaf that Alana found and posed.
This is Alana.
She looked asleep as the garden was put to bed in lawn leaves and hay.
The kale that grew from seed that Matt saved is robust and bright. It was hiding behind tomatoes all summer.
And the horseradish! What a royal, leggy, triumphant treat. I will be pickling it this week for use on many sandwiches.
Its long leaves can be sauteed, but though they appear lush here, mine were eaten by someone else first.
I found a perfect, hollow snail shell,
And plucked some fennel seed for after supper ruminations,
And kept my eyes on those blossoms.
It’s hard to believe that once, only a month ago, it all looked like this.