Getting back into my car yesterday at the library, I noticed the trees at the edge of the parking lot. I had to jump out again with my camera to get a few shots. Aren't these leaves wonderful? I love how the bright green along the veins feathers into the yellow - very artful, could be the inspiration for a textile project, perhaps some kitchen towels or a pair of mittens. I don't know what kind of trees they are but they are definitely one of the few that still are displaying colorful leaves before their winter's rest.
These chubby boys are two of the garlic bulbs that we broke apart and planted on Saturday. The variety is Bogatyr. I've never grown it before but it gets great reviews for both flavor and long storage from many of the gardening folks.
We also planted German Extra Hardy and Pink Music, both saved from our own 2010 crop. Garlic needs to be planted in the autumn. So while most of the garden real estate is quiet, the cloves of garlic are tucked in the ground, given a light feeding, and covered with mulch to keep them cozy. Hopefully the cloves will settle in and begin to send out their roots even in the cold months ahead while I'm inside weaving, spinning and browsing seed catalogues.
So that's how it goes. Some things are shutting down, finishing up, getting ready to rest for a few months, while others are just beginning, taking those first few steps toward a new season of life.
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!