“Fallinter” did indeed storm right on into the Roaring Fork and just yesterday I finished putting my gardens to bed. Is it my own laziness…or is it a lot more work putting gardens to bed than getting them started in the spring…or is it that I’ve just pleasantly forgotten?
One plant from my yard leaves behind a beautiful gift as it goes into hibernation. As I cleaned out garden beds, I cut Purple Majesty Millet stalks and brought them inside for the winter. They will be a pleasant reminder of the outdoor beauty I enjoyed all summer long. I thought I’d share the inspiration for this month’s calendar…a photo of millet in my living room.
After returning recently from a trip to San Francisco, a quick hike near my home reminded me that I have room to breathe, move and see my surroundings in a way city dwellers can’t relate. In some ways, I know I’m lucky to notice small seasonal changes. November is a time for changes…growing accustomed to darkness, both morning and night, a new array of seasonal vegetables to cook with and preparing for my own ‘hibernation’. The cold, dark mornings and nights mixed with warmish days have left my internal clock reeling, forcing my body to work harder to stay warm and not too warm, leaving hunger my constant companion.
The November calendar backside speaks nicely to what I’ve been feeling and experiencing. The text is just below for your reading pleasure as is a link to download your own copy. Enjoy November. Next month will be my last calendar design and post. I’ve really enjoyed working on this project but it’s about time for me to share and pass it on to one of my partners. Stay tuned for who that will be next month…
my surrounding landscape submitted to the season
gone are the bright colors that filled my view
cool weather prepares the land
garden’s deep purple millet now proudly on display inside
warm glowing fire to keep warm by and settle into fall
shades of brown say goodnight ‘til next year