The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Photo #295

We're all wrapping up our gardens

Summer is over, tired tomato plants are pulled,

hoses rolled up, the water is turned off

and lots of veggies are now in the freezer.

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Chubby N Chieque said...

Hello young lady?

Yeah! wrapping all our exterior furnitures too! Lots to do but I bet we will survive another cold & dark atumn/winter months.

A nice shot!

Happy TS...

Karen S. said...

I know, this is a sad part of time....I love the other way around while we're opening them up! Can you believe yesterday morning I had frozen ice in my birdbath...Grrr, cleaned it out and put in fresh water...cuz fall is gonna be like summer this weekend! HOORAY for that right!

Ralph said...

The summer has passed, and store bought tomatoes from faraway are where we were heading now (alas). The plants need to be pulled from their pots in our yard - next year fresh bruschetta again!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, it is that time of year, isn't it, Kathe? Terrific shadow shot and lovely post for the day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and that your weather is better than ours!!!


That corgi :) said...

Seems like it was a productive garden though if you got things in the freezer to enjoy over the winter months until you can grow again next year!

just stopped by from 6WS; enjoy the weekend!


The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Great shot! I have one lone eggplant that I'm hoping will get a bit bigger....but I think I'd better take it off today!
Enjoy your weekend!

Riet said...

It is always a bit sad getting everything from the garden. Nice shadows

JosephAlsarraf said...

We don't have to wrap up our plants because we don't really have any cold winters over in Houston. Wish we could get some snow. : )

Jim said...

Good thoughts, Kathe! Great picture!

I didn't grow anything that needs wrapped up this year! Or any other year!
Our dogs do get wrapped up in the really cold, if it gets down in the teens and twenties here in the Houston area.
(I don't know Joseph.)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Draining and rolling the hoses before winter sets in is one of those bittersweet (for me, at least) chores. It signals the end of the growing season...


Shadow, shadow drawing near,
You are all alone, I fear;
Let me be your new-found friend—
I’ll stick with you to the end!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Sunflower

Kelly said...

It's sad when the last of the tomatoes are gone. I'd rather do without than buy store-bought. Well, at least until I can't stand not having them at all. ;)

Call Me Cate said...

I should probably do a bit of winter-prep this week as well. There's not much to be done but hoses need to be brought in and a few plants trimmed back.

Thanks for playing 6WS!

Joan said...

Yes, we pulled our tomatoes out last weekend. It was a sad day for me. :) I did make lots of salsa, so that will have to compensate for not haveing my tomatoes.

Really Rainey said...

The earth is resting in your neck of the woods... I just planted my winter garden...
Rainey @ The Project Table

Jeanette said...

Yes, the gardens have shared their bounty and now are gone. I will so miss those fresh tomatoes. They are my favorite. But, we will enjoy all the canned and frozen treats through the winter.
Your photo is nice. A weary water hose put away to rest until needed again.

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

Late visiting from Shadow Shot Sunday, please come and see some shadows at my page. Have a great week ahead!

BLOGitse said...

waiting for spring...again.
It's happening here too but our autumn has been really warm and long.
No snow, no ice yet but any day soon we'll get them...
Have a good week!