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Monday, August 31, 2009

A Tinge of Autumn


This is one of the bountiful and beautiful hanging baskets that I mentioned in my previous post that was on the deck of the pub we visited.


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I have harvested my pear tree and have been enjoying their sweet and succulent taste. I think I'll be canning some of them so they can be enjoyed in the winter months as well. I'll post photos if and when I do that!

In the meantime the grapevine has draped itself over nearly all of the other trees in the back garden ...

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with groups of green gleaming globular... (well you get the picture)

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Meanwhile in the front garden, there is just a tinge of Autumn ~

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and a colourful face showing shades of fall~

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The blue hydrangea reflects the still blue skies of summer ~
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as the evenings become slightly cooler and darkness descends a little earlier ~

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6 comments:

  1. Pears, grapes and a wonderful blue hydrangea all make me just a tiny bit envious! xx

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  2. Beautiful set of photos. Sounds as though you are getting a bumper harvest with your grapes and pears. I know I can buy tinned pears but this is the first time I have heard of canning them at home.

    Lovely cheerful Sunflower.

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  3. Yes, Flighty ~ but you had ginger cake and tea! The thought of a piece of ginger cake had me looking up recipes ~ ones with just a touch of lemon icing on top...Pleased that you enjoyed the pears, grape and the lovely blue hydrangea.

    Hi John ~ Thank you! The pear harvest was a good one and such delicous ones. Many clusters of grapes as well. To preserve the pears, I put them in a very light syrup, and then into mason jars before putting into the canner for their hot water bath! If you'd like to see how it's done, check this pdf out ~
    http://www.pickyourown.org/pdfs/pearscanning.pdf

    The pdf also mentions using grape juice so perhaps I can figure out how to incorporate both harvests!

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  4. Beautiful pictures! The colors are so beautiful!

    Autumn is my second favorite season after winter :)

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  5. Didn't you just jump with both feet into summer? And here you are, tiptoeing into fall. Those grapes look glorious -- so full of green goodness. Makes me think of pino grigio, the wine in those slightly green tinged bottles.

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  6. Thanks Selby ~ I'm glad you enjoy looking at my part of the world, as I enjoy looking at yours :)

    Hi Nikki ~ You're right ~ jumping into summer does not seem that far back, and it was a beautiful summer here...mostly sunny warm days, a few really hot ones, but can't complain at all. It has cooled down a bit now in the evenings, and we've even had a thunderburst or two ~ fall is definitely on the way here.

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