The End of the Affair

September 26th, 2014

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My summer fling with the garden is thoroughly over. The last of the grape tomatoes drop to the ground and turn to raisins before I even notice them ripening. Cherry peppers wither on the stem. The cucumber vine is a pale wraith. 

faded corn stalks

The corn is dead to me.

dead flowers

My infatuation has faded to indifference. There’s a new season in town.


sewing with wine

cup of tea

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So long, my summer love. Maybe next year.


4 Responses to “The End of the Affair”

  1. Bev says:

    You just helped me remember to tell you that the three lovely little knitted dandelions you sent me along with your book a few years ago are still displayed on my dining room sideboard. Also, I just taught myself to knit this past spring and am trying to get my 11 year old granddaughter interested too. At this time I am strictly a ‘one knit wonder’ and only make Granny Dishcloths but I’ve made 50 of them so far and only have a couple left. I feel blessed to have so many women in my life to share them with…and they are always thrilled to get one or two.

  2. Jeanetta says:

    I swear I just wrote a Dear John letter to my garden too.

  3. Gladys says:

    Summer in Massachusetts this year was fabulous and my various gardens gave me so much joy that I haven’t had the heart to start fall cleanup. But it’s November, and getting colder. Still, even as things fade I’m enjoying them. So maybe next week. Then again, maybe not.

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