shortening days

In the Garden
7 inches wide x 7 inches high

I look out in the yard and see oranges and yellows soon turning to browns. Some echinacea-purple is still out there, but those cones are drooping. The hyacinths are still blooming, as they will until they dry up and then murmur all winter in the wind, reminding us of their prime. The grass is that green that comes before the brown: lush, dark, getting the last photosynthetic processes going as the sun's path shortens and loses height.

Will April come again?


Quiltin' Mama said...

I have been looking at my garden this week and thinking much the same.Trimming some back but leaving much for the birds in winter that may come all to soon this year.

jbhikercat said...

Ahhhh, my favorite time of year :-)

Our Board Members said...

I really love the little quiltlets you have been making. I loved esp. the one with things you wear and also this one about the garden. The one with the road so reminds me of living in Arizona and New Mexico, where miles and miles of road stretched out in the desert, looking almost like this quiltlet. You are such an amazing artist! Have a fantastic and safe Labor Day weekend, Annie