The pumpkins are ripe,
a little too early,
but we are still waiting for peaches,
There is one lone almond on our three young trees.
How we will know when it is ripe?
The red grapes are nearly ready,
but it will be several more weeks
until the Concords ripen.
A few good frosts will make them
The pears are also weeks away.
When we head out of the garden,
and down past the Goldenrod,
and the Black-eyed Susans,
we see that we are not the only ones
bringing in the harvest.
These wild apples are not pretty enough for the
super market perhaps,
but they make a fine crisp snack
as we wander in the woods.
Oops! Yes, they are still a bit tart!
Deep blue ripe juniper berries,
nestle amid new green berries
which will not ripen until
at least next year.
Tiny Russian Olive berries
tempt birds and wine-makers alike.
They are small, but full of rich antioxidants,
which make them worth picking.
It is nearly time to bid the blackberry patch
farewell until next summer.
It is nearly time for autumn color
to settle into the woods.
We will walk back home beneath a leafy canopy
and a sky full of
fat white clouds and gusty wind.
Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you a deep appreciation of the season.
See Steve's lovely stroll Around a Golden Pond here: Out on the Prairie
And Pom Pom's Happy Colorful stroll here: Pom Pom's Ponderings