This was our first October in our new home in the hill country of Texas and I just can't help but marvel at how beautiful it was. These are the last pictures I took of our yard in all it's October glory and I just had to share. The last few nights have been pretty cold and the images in these pictures will not be seen again for another year as frost has nipped and transformed just about everything including my nose! I pulled out the heat lamps for the hen house and our dog Maisy and decided not to cover any of the plants in the yard because there are just too many and I'm okay with Winter having it's way. We have mostly perennials and evergreens, anyway, but I was really sad to see my beloved Zinnias go. Also, I hated losing the basil and figs. The figs were so close to being ripe my mouth was watering, but alas, they are not going to make it this year:( I hoped to harvest some Winter squash and tomatoes from the Fall garden, but no such luck. All the blooms and baby squash and tomatoes are gone, too. Next year I will know to plant the Fall garden earlier and I'll be better prepared for the cold season.
I am happy to say that the lettuce, arugula, kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, mustard greens, sage, and chives are holding up nicely, as they should. The first head of broccoli made it's appearance last week!
Goodbye, October. It was good. You will be missed.