Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fruits Of One's Labour


Even though the land seems parched and the humidity level balances on the edge of tolerance this is the time in the garden that truly inspires...



The bounty Nature yields is for enjoyment now and well into the cold Winter that lies ahead.



The woodpile stands drying in the hot sun awaiting the coolness of an Autumn's evening and the soft glow it shall reflect from the woodstove...


The ornamental gourds are forming bumps, swelling in size, soon to change to soft butter yellow and bright, vibrant orange... to bring harmony to the harvest table.

My new David Ramsey hydrangea has presented its first flower in soft luscious pink, the colour of candy floss... everblooming it shall great me with gifts until the end of Summer...


* The sheep in the vineyard are part of the natural cycle of dealing with the weeds that grow amongst the vines at Featherstone Estate Winery in Vineland. Located atop the Niagara Escarpment the owners have chosen this gentle way to give back to Nature as she presents delicious grapes to them.

12 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Oooh your photos are so beautiful! I too have begun my late~summer canning, jam making,pickling,all the things I love to do this time of year... I especially love your photo of all of the yummy things you have canned... wishing you a beautiful day... xoxo Julie Marie

gardenmama said...

I truly appreciate reading such beautiful words and seeing such lovely photos! Thank you for sharing these pieces of your days!

Julia said...

As always, your photos are beautiful! Every time I come, it is like taking a refreshing breath of sweet air.

Pondside said...

What a sweet new header!
It's that time of year, isn't it?....everything is starting to come in faster than we can eat/process it.
Your new hydrangea is lovely. I'm enjoying blossoms on our hydrangeas for the first time, ever - thanks to the (here I go again!) deer fence.

Ines said...

Hi, Dear-

oh I love that new style- the tender green looks great and the header is so beautiful ♥

Your photos are really wonderful. The food looks so tasty - hm- and I can smell the fresh wood- and I love those hydrangeas. They are something special for me...

Enjoy that time with all senses- soon it´s autumn!

Love and kisses- Ines♥

Sea Angels said...

Lammas is with us and all is well.

Looking at your beautiful pictures stirs a nesting instinct deep within me, wanting to pick and preserve not only the fruits and berries, but also those wonderful summer memories tucked into the jars ready to open in the depths of winter...you are as always inspiration aesthetic and the deeper inspiration that lifts my soul soaring.
Have a good week my friend from across the pond xxx
Hugs Lynn xxxx

Cottage Garden said...

I just wanted to pop over to say thank you dear friend for your comment over at mine. During my blog pause I've missed several of your calm and inspirational posts so its been lovely to take some time out to catch up with you. Your beautiful words and photos make me realise that I miss the virtual world more than I realise!

Have a wonderful August - 'see' you soon.

Jeanne
xx

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

OOh I envy you your beautiful Hydrangea I adore them!! This is a wonderfully calming post, lovely lazy snoozy summer days.

Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind comment it meant such a lot to me..I think you must have sent me some of that Canadian summer as I don't feel at all so bad today!

Hugs Jane

Posy Linda said...

Dear Susan, I was so delighted to find that you visited PosyLinda today. Your kind comments are appreciated. Actually, I'm stunned. Miss Maddie's is an absolute gem. I've been reading and looking at so many interesting things you have shared. Any updates on Nellie? Posy sends her best wishes to Madelaine and the kittens. Thanks so much. Linda

Penelope's Beehive said...

Your blog is always such a respite from a busy day. Thank you most kindly for sharing!

Warmly, Judy

June said...

Susan I love the way you write. So moving and poetic. Your photos are just amazing...I didn't want this post to end. I just wish that woodpile was sitting at my house and that you had two just like it.hehe
hugs to you from here

Toni aka irishlas said...

What a lovely bounty you have!
I love the sheep grazing in amongst the vines.

Great photos as usual!

Enjoy your weekend!