Late Summer Comes to the Farm

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.

Genesis 8:22

Summer is almost over and soon the leaves will fall, the garden will suffer frost, and the super-heated days will be forgotten. We all love summer, but there are things to relish in every season God gives us.img_6253-1

A zinnia lives out its days in an old bottle setting in the light on the kitchen windowsill.

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Heirloom tomatoes are wonderful colors. Sliced on a platter for the supper table they are delicious.

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Ripened on the vine there may not be any better flavor in summer.

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The cat finds a favorite spot in a planter full of fern. She thinks she is camouflaged.

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Goldfinches play and feast at the feeders.

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Tomatoes in red rows are put up for winter soups and sauces.

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The swimming pools gets a workout.

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Applesauce gets canned for winter.

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Everywhere something is growing even from the hard places.

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The skies are blue.

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The horses graze the plentiful grass. Soon they will eat hay.

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Morning glories run the garden fence and wildflowers brighten the meadows.

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Cows stay in the shade and make lots of trips to the water trough.

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Joe the turtle comes to visit.

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Kittens grow into mousers.

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Sunflowers tower and begin to dry.

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The horses come to be petted.

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The sunflowers wave in the wind beside the road.

Summer is leaving town and we must all wave goodbye.

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