17 September 2014

And then fall showed up


It was only three days past Labor Day when I noticed the air started smelling like fall.  Local schools started and so did the sounds of school bells in the distance.  Tomatoes have been pouring out of my garden and local melons are here.  And the colors in the garden are some of my favorites -- red, gold, orange, and blue.  Fall is making its approach. 

We recently had a chance to hike around Discovery Park mid-week when the park felt virtually empty.  I had my camera along and couldn't resist looking for as many seeds and fruits of this transitional season as I could find.  Here's what I saw.

 


The table is back and better than ever

This summer, Byron decided to rebuild the huge table that lives on our deck.  Originally constructed in 2005 out of salvaged boards and posts from the carport we tore down at our previous home, the table top was getting a little rough and boards were beginning to rot in spots.  He used new cedar boards this time but repurposed the original legs.  The top is coated with a linseed oil finish.  It looks great and hopefully will last for many years to come.