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Autumn Gardening

“Is this not a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonize.”

– George Eliot

I had a true autumn day in the garden planting approximately 500 cloves of garlic. (This will be enough for us to eat for a year and enough to plant for the year ahead). It was a cloudy, cool, melancholy day. Most of the leaves have fallen, everything is slowly fading to brown and grey. Winter will be here soon. But yesterday I sat and felt the warmth of the earth. I felt the wind on my face. And I listened to the laughter of children playing in the yard. All while living and planting “hope that you can see” (as Lukas Nelson’s song says). It was one of those days to remember.


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