Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Stroll - Around the Farm

 The pumpkins are ripe,
a little too early,
but we are still waiting for peaches,

and plums.

 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
extra sweet!

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 


Pom Pom said...

I love it that you have such a variety of bounty growing on your patch! Gorgeous ALL! Thank you for being a stroll encourager! Happy Monday, kind friend!

Out on the prairie said...

Made a plum pudding two days ago. Peaches are just ripening, the fellow next to us at farmers market had some white ones.Maybe have some fried apples and eggs today for breakfast. Going camping tomorrow for the week.

Marcie said...

Pom Pom, Yes, I love the variety of our harvest also. This was just a little peek. ;) I am SO glad you strolled!

Steve, I have never tried the white peaches. I love the color of the usual ones so much! Plum pudding and fried apples. Yum. You make all the good stuff! Enjoy camping!

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Thank you for letting me join you on this stroll.
What a heavenly place you live on...

Nan said...

I can't believe all the fruit you grow!!!