And just as summer is kicking into high gear, fall is getting in line. The change in seasons is told in all the gardens in the neighborhood.
The oranges and reds of autumn are some of my favorite colors, especially when they are backlit by afternoon sun. They make me happy for the summer’s glory, and for the coming of the cozy holiday season.
The larger than life leaves of my pumpkin plant seem to be fading. They are getting age spots and some even are getting yellow.
And Linus, my own Great Pumpkin, is getting more orange and hefty by the day. His stem still shows no signs of giving way and he seems quite content to ripen right where he is.