Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Harmonious Autumn

"There is a harmony in autumn...

 ...and a luster in its sky,

 Which through the summer is not heard or seen,
as if it could not be,
as if it had not been." 
 ~Percy Bysshe Shelly

After spending a few days in the country, it is especially clear that autumn is in the air.
This is when nature is at its peak and everything that began in spring is now in perfect harmony.

The few vegetables we planted in spring are ready to be harvested.
Armenian cucumbers!

Heirloom tomatoes and basil!

And figs.  Glorious figs!

A harmonious harvest with more on the way.

Next week, the grapes will be ready.
They are late this year.

At the very end of autumn, the olives will be ready for harvest, giving us sweet olive oil!
I can hardly wait.
It's going to be an abundant, glorious fall!

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13 comments:

Sonia said...

Looks wonderful!
Miss Bloomers

AntiqueChase said...

Oh... you had me at cucumbers and tomatoes! Delish! Enjoy

Our French Inspired Home said...

I have been harvesting a few figs myself. Everything else in the garden seems to have slowed to a halt. Now for a brief few months of rest until we all do it again!

carolyn bradford said...

I wish my figs were still there! We had a huge crop this summer, though. I wish I could grow olives here? Your harvest looks amazing and your property as well! Have a wonderful wednesday!

Sarah said...

Beautiful bounty! I wish I had a few of those figs for my lunch. ;-)

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Delores - I'm blown away!! Look at your incredible bounty!! Everything is so fresh. I would love to grow my own veggies and fruit.....some day we'll move to the countryside :)
xoxo
Loi

The enchanted home said...

WOW...I am drooling over here. Those figs and tomatos..I would be in heaven!

The French Hutch said...

What a glorious fall bounty. Your tomatoes made my heart sing, my favorite!
Beautiful, beautiful photos…………..

~Emily
The French Hutch

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

How wonderful to have just a beautiful piece of land, and then reap such beauties FROM the land.
Perfect in every way.

Leslie said...

Beautiful display! Your tomatoes and figs look delicious! Capese salad on the menu?

Victoria said...

Such a luscious bounty. Enjoy.
XO, Victoria

sandrajonas.com said...

There is nothing more rewarding than harvesting from the garden.

What a great bounty! Can't believe you make your own olive oil!!!!!!

Wonderful!

penelopebianchi said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!

I need to do vegetables next year!

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