First Snow on Mount Lassik, not Lassen; Thanks Gramps! ...Below, one of my favorite subjects. Bear Butte.Sky Shows at Sunset...coming earlier and earlier. Thank goodness it is just 10 more days until we start to wind our way back to summer. Yay!
Persimmon...Leaves all gone and fruit hanging heavy. The only way we even eat persimmon is mixed 1-1 with stiffly whipped and liberally sweetened cream. YUM!
This Tree has Issues...The Pink Pearl. It bloomed like mad last spring and then just limped through the summer. It barely had any growth and really, few leaves to even speak of. Notice above, its generally scraggly appearance new growth totalling about 4", maybe. Also notice, super imposed on this sorry example of an apple tree, an image of an apple blossom. Dec 10th this stressed little thing is trying to bloom! Maybe the extra food and water I threw its way this summer finally took effect. Or is it a desperate attempt at life before its final demise? Stay tuned. Below, the last of the Zinnias. Normally by this time all of my annuals are done for. We had our first killing frost just days ago and this pot must be strategically placed to ensure some good air flow because they swear they're staying green and blooming another day!
Indoors the Narcissus is making a show...
Aloe..and Rose...Winter is in our midst. The days are mournfully short and the wind blows in every crack and crevasse with icy fingers. The garden rests. But for the persimmons all the perennial fruits have been gathered. I am a bit overblogged right now. I started a newblogspot for my pups. Snoopy was slobbering all over the homestead blog so I created one especially for them. SoHum Mushers, pretty funny really. I rode in the lighted parade in Garberville and registered under that name...call it a loosely knit community , loose, like just one member. Over there I am posting all the great links and info about my new obsession. Truly obsessed. If I am not around here...check for me over there. Or actually on the trail - NO blog til you jog the dog! xxoo Jj