Thursday, September 23, 2010
Fall Bouquet - Happy First Day of Fall
Happy First Day of Fall! This bouquet of dried flowers and fall grasses was painted this weekend - but it brings to mind the changing of the season - the rich purples of some of our wildflowers, the yellow of the lanscape, the dried seedpods and wonderful wild grasses. Fall has arrived - at least by the calendar -
Today our temps will reach almost 100F .. so it won't feel like fall in the least. The full moon that accompanied my drive in this morning speaks too of the changes to come. Still no rain, so yellow and brown remains the color of the roadsides.
Today our Plant a Row Volunteers are 'gleaning sweet potatoes' ..... one of our Board members has a farming neighbor who has just harvested his sweet potato patch. Our volunteers will now 'glean' what the machines have left behind and donate those to the food bank.
Our workshop last night went exceedingly well -- though late -- and everyone, despite the long hours -- enjoyed the discussions and the food!
Stay cool today -- my rain dance continues!