Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
shades of autumn
we are still a couple of days away from summer's mid-point ( forty-seven days in would be august seventh ) but as i crunched around the dry garden grass watering the beds after work this evening i noticed some creeping signs of autumn in the foliage...the cucumbers in the first photo gave me the first hint and a closer look at the relentless jerusalem artichokes ( still in full bloom second photo...changing into different, paler colors in the third ) reinforced it...the beans ( fourth photo )cinched it and the fact that the broccoli is done flowering and will now be producing seed pods is still another sign...no despair...it is a natural progression and we need the seasons to flow...besides...we aren't done yet there are still cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes popping out and they will be until the frost hits...there are cauliflower and brussels sprouts coming on as well...still time to utilize the garden.
an industrial worker and university student (everyone needs a hobby...my hobbies have evolved and, to keep things straight, i have left my formal student career behind for reasons that are too detailed to delve into here...continuing to be a student of life however and not adverse to learning...stasis is death ) sliding down the back side of middle age...a social loner with collectivist leanings...explain that.