The days are shorter, the nights are cooler and sadly, my garden is dying off. There are just a few tomatoes and one, lonely zucchini left...along with the last of the sunflowers and zinnias. There is a certain sadness I feel when summer comes to an end and the last of the garden dies off. I had to pull up a few plants this evening, not enough to make the garden bare, but just enough to make the impending 'clean up' a bit easier. Maybe I'll try to grow a winter garden this year.
The thing I love about this time of year is it always draws me into the kitchen. Today, I made a big pot of chicken soup. Along with the usual chicken, celery and carrots, I threw in the weeks leftover veggies. Zucchini and brown rice from Saturday's dinner, corn from Sunday, broccoli from last night. It made a might fine soup! And for dessert we had baked pears and vanilla ice cream. Yum!