Fall has arrived...the trident maple leaves decided to fall this week. Cooler temperatures, some rain, the first fire in the fireplace. Yes...it is that time of year. Not my favorite because it somehow makes me sad for no known reason. Maybe it was all those years growing up in snow country and thinking I am soon to be stuck indoors.
However, that is not so true here in Central California. Instead of snow on the ground I have beet and carrot seedlings sprouting.
The dutch iris are a couple feet tall...
and the freesias are coming up through the falling leaves.
Lettuce, planted in a pot and covered with wire to keep the rascally sparrows from eating it before we can, is also sprouting.
Garlic chive seed heads and fading zinnias mix with sprouting bulbs, promising spring will be here before I know it.
Even so, the succulents are tucked in various protected places.
Because spring isn't all THAT close.
It will just be a little while.