Friday, October 19, 2012

Passage of seasons

The calender says it's fall.  As does the annual fall festival,  golden hued mountain sides, pick-up trucks trolling the roads with their radio antenna searching for the beacons from their dogs' radio collars, harvest carnivals at school and Halloween. 

But there's another thing that surely means fall at our house.  Cutting loads of fresh herbs to dry in the greenhouse before the first freeze.  Parsley, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage. 

My bare greenhouses now only serve the purpose of herb drying. 

But after I cut the herbs I then wander around the yard and collect dried seeds.  For they are what will fill my lonely greenhouses come spring.



Terriaw said...

How wonderful to have your own greenhouses. And to have such an abundant supply of herbs to dry. I've always wanted to do that but never take the time to figure out how. Looks like you have a beautiful selection of herbs! Such a great time of year.

Sara said...

I can smell the herbs from here!

Happy Fall to you:)

diane said...

wish I had room for a greenhouse. You are a green thumb gardener for sure

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CitricSugar said...

If I weren't so absent-minded (and lazy), I might be able to herbs and green things. But until I marry a gardener, I'll just have to bask in your lovely photos..

Kristen said...

What a way to welcome fall.

One day I'll have a greenhouse. Maybe then I'll have less of a oops, killed that plant, and more of a yay, it lives. :D

Enjoy that lovely bounty all winter long.

**nicke... said...

i wish i had your green thumb! xo

QuiltNut Creations said...

Not much is better than fresh from the garden herbs.