Things That Can’t Wait
Regardless of other things that seem urgent right now, everything really does have to stop in order to do some immediate work for the fall garden. This morning it could have almost been jacket weather, so I spent a couple of hours cleaning out some beds for planting winter greens and root vegetables, and in the process got some much-needed exercise.
One of the many things I love about fall are the gradual but unmistakable color changes. The leaves are already starting to turn on a few trees. Another thing I love is that I can be outside and really get a workout without sweat getting into my eyes.
That little work session felt so good that I headed to the studio for a couple of hours just to play with all of my new papers. With no predetermined outcome in mind, I was able to create a few little collages that reflected the mood of the season. These are two of them.
Other things that can’t wait are shelling beans and peas and putting them up in the freezer or in jars. For some reason Jim likes to shell peas and beans. I’m grateful for the help, and canning 20 pints of blackeyed peas this week seemed . . . well, almost effortless.