Friday, September 24, 2010
Season of Harvest
As I read various blog posts yesterday celebrating the coming of Fall, I was inclined to be grumpy. It was sweltering hot, and everything in our yard was depressingly green -- except the grass!
But as Pablo and I took a jaunt around our "domain" and made plans for future landscaping (most of which went something like, "When it gets cooler we'll ..."), I grew excited as I noticed green buds on our little popcorn tree.
A closer inspection showed that some of the buds have already "popped!"
And I knew that Fall had come, really and truly -- that wonderful season of "mists and mellow fruitfulness," the season of hot apple cider and indian corn, the season of harvest.
Speaking of which, it will soon be time to harvest the popcorn. So handy when you don't even have to microwave it!
I'm looking forward to seeing our spade tree covered in "popcorn," and also to watching its now-verdant leaves turn glorious shades of yellow, orange, and red. If we could just get some cooler temperatures to go along with it...
Oh, and before you begin worrying too much, that harvesting comment was more than a little tongue-in-cheek. *wink*