We have been up to our ears in leaves. Surrounded by huge old oaks, black gums, maples, beech and dogwoods, gives us plenty of exercise in the autumn months. If we don't gather up the leaves every few days they become more than we can handle. Having a strong grandson living with us is a God send in the season of leaf gathering. I've mentioned before that we compost all of our leaves and veggie peelings. If you wish to see the wonderful compost we get from our leaves go Here to view. I must say this is not my favorite of gardening chores, but I so love the wonderful compost we get from our efforts.
This is what that empty compost area looks like now. We are a good month from having all of the leaves that fall before winter. This is our mountain of mulched leaves.
The trees are beginning to make pretty silhouettes against the sky with their bare branches.
There are many leaves hanging on to the branches that assure us of more exercise to come.
It is interesting to note the abundance of berries around this autumn. It's been quite mild so far. My Nanny used to say that the more berries we see, the harder the winter. If that holds to be true, we are in for quite a winter.
I find the rhythm of life is comforting as is the change of seasons. I'm thankful for these reminders.
Yesterday we picked these peppers from volunteer plants in the compost pile!
I brought out the turkeys I made in 1978 when I was on a ceramic kick. The little turkeys are napkin rings. I have no idea why I painted them such a dull color, but they do go well with my Friendly Village dishes.
I do hope you are enjoying your November as we slip into December. It's a busy time of year for us all, but I'm sure we all want to stop to be thankful for all of our blessings.
Come, ye thankful people, come,
raise the song of harvest home;
all is safely gathered in,
ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide
for our wants to be supplied;
come to God's own temple, come,
raise the song of harvest home.