Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Signs of the Season




Although it's not officially fall, the signs are unmistakable. Fallen leaves, dried and crunchy underfoot. Still pliable and yellow leaves gently let go of their hold and twirl softly to the ground.


Dry grasses, dry branches, dry leaves, and the green-tinted ocean.


Darkness falls earlier and earlier. Soon our walk along this path will be dark. 


Skies streaked with colour and clouds. 


Tomatoes. Oodles and oodles of them. These are roasted cherry tomatoes, divided into containers and frozen for the colder, darker months to come. I like to make soup with them, and also just heat them and add a bit of cream for an easy side dish. That's what we enjoyed tonight.

What are the signs of the season around your place? 

17 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Much the same as you, although my tomato crop as not done as well as yours for some reason. I definitely have a case of tomato envy.

Elizabethd said...

My tomatoes have finished after a not very good season, sadly. But like you, I slow roast for soup (Delia's) and it is so good on a cold Winter day.
The leaves are falling, the nights are drawing in here, definitely Autumn.

September Violets said...

Love the scenes by the water, with the mountains in the distance. Here it's been quite hot up until the past weekend. Now the nights are cooling down, with the days still in the high 20s. This temperature change will really bring the leaves into colour. Things in my garden are starting to brown up though. Might be time to bring in a couple of favourite plants.
Wendy

ann said...

Here as fall creeps in, the weather cools, which feels so good. The early morning sometimes is misty, crisp with light frost. The flowers have faded, the leaves are just beginning to turn, and soon the apples will be red, ripe on the benches. Our tomatoes suffered such damage with the one bad hail that I am done with them. Your soup sounds perfect for a cold Sunday afternoon.

podso said...

The gardener pulled out the garden and we aerated and seeded the lawn--something one has to do every year here to get a nice lawn. And now we have to water as there has been and is no rain in sight. We are still in the 90s and see glimpses of some yellow leaves letting us know fall is coming.

Vee said...

How odd! It seems that your corner is further along the autumn trail than my corner is. Very little color on the trees...the official foliage watch says the entire state is "very low." However, the furnace kicked on in the night and we are looking forward to cooler days. (Hope not too cool.)

Christine said...

That's the only part of this season I don't relish - the darker evenings but everything else is golden & ripe with blessing!

Happy@Home said...

I'm seeing signs of autumn in the flower garden. Many flowers are done for the season, but the sedum and swamp sunflower are just getting started. Other than that, summer is holding on tight with temps still in the low 90s. I'm ready for cooler weather.
Your tomatoes look so good. How wonderful it will be to enjoy them all winter.

Rettabug said...

Oooo, those tomatoes look yummy! I never thought to do that with the little ones...I've always used the big size. I miss my hubby's garden!!
Lovely photos of the leaves...I've seen one of two trees just now starting to turn.
It was only 48ยบ here this morning though, which I loved!! Soon an end to our awful hot summer. Yay!

happywonderer.com said...

Things are changing. You really got a good tomato harvest. It's nice to be able to pull them out of the freezer in the next months.

Mereknits said...

No signs here in Florida, I miss Autumn so much!
Meredith

Jill said...

Roasted cherry tomatoes?! I could have used this idea earlier! And, with cream. I've never heard of tomatoes with cream. I think I could find a few out in our weeds but I kind of lost steam with the tomato crop as it was really good this year.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Yes...there are definitely signs of the season. It seems the leaves are turning earlier because of the dry summer! My favorite 'sign of the season' right now is that the corn crop is safely off the field and in the bunker.

Sally Croft said...

After a blistering hot summer, it is nice to throw open the windows and let the fresh fall breezes blow through.
Looking forward to going apple picking, on Saturday and making an apple crisp with some of the grandchildren. Favourite oven dinners won't be far behind.
Not many leaves are changing yet, but fall plants are in bloom.
I am going to treat myself to big yellow chrysanthemum plant to welcome fall.

Sally Croft said...

After a blistering hot summer, it is nice to throw open the windows and let the fresh fall breezes blow through.
Looking forward to going apple picking, on Saturday and making an apple crisp with some of the grandchildren. Favourite oven dinners won't be far behind.
Not many leaves are changing yet, but fall plants are in bloom.
I am going to treat myself to big yellow chrysanthemum plant to welcome fall.

Deanna Rabe said...

You are well ahead of us, but autumn is coming!

The tomatoes sound delicious roasted with a bit of cream!

Rettabug said...

Look what I saw on FB this morning! Yummo!


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