Today my niece and I went walking around in the woods for a little while. The weather has recently taken a turn for the hellaciously cold, perhaps even winterish (the state got the first snow of the season up north, and there’s talk of flurries even for the southern part of the state). The wind has been blowing so hard the last couple of days, it sounds like there could be a full-on blizzard out there. But down in the woods, it was fairly protected.
Sadly, I waited too long to get good autumn pictures down in the woods, for the last two days’ wind took a lot of the leaves with them. But there are still some nice examples.
edit: I haven’t posted in a few days, but I have been taking pictures of the fascinating things that populate my days all the while. Here is the proof:
When I’m at the farmers’ market, I try to create the most alluring and beautiful pints of cherry tomatoes. The first day I did this one, it sold like hot cakes. I meant it to look like the German flag with the purple of what are actually black cherry tomatoes being close enough to actual black. Later I consulted an actual German flag and realized I’d gotten it wrong, but. You know. Close enough.
This week I harvested everything that was left in my garden, partly just to start cleaning up and partly because it’s going to freeze hard soon. This is the only purple carrot I got out of my late sowing.
Yesterday I encountered this pretty little salamander out on the dirt road near our house.
Oh. And here’s the margarita I sorely needed last Friday.