One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

Faces of Autumn



One of the things I noticed on our roadtrip last weekend was the way leaves were falling like mad all along our route. Seems like it was no different here in Eastham, because we’re growing an extensive collection of falling things marked “To Be Raked.”

There’s still plenty of color to be found in the meadow.

All the bare trees do offer the benefit of being able to see the pond a little more clearly, though we also can’t help have a better view of the road, too.

Here’s the clearest shot of our ducks so far since they’ve returned. As you can see, they continue to keep to themselves.

The warm weather’s keeping the frogs around and they are continuing to grow, in both size and number. This week’s nightly census is averaging 20 of them. Here’s one hiding in some floating pine needles, as one of the fish passes below.


Here’s my two favorite reasons I’m glad we’re back home: Emily and Badum. They’re both being surprisingly vigilant in this particular shot. Em’s keeping an eye on the ducks, while Badum watches the antics of frogs and fish. I missed these guys like crazy, and they seemed quite happy to have us both home, too!

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