"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Sunday, 21 March 2010

autumn equinox

the last Autumn Equinox for me at Inglewood. I am going to miss the seasons here, Villa Maria is only 15mins away but at a lower altitude than Woodford and the seasons are not as pronounced. however, the growing season for vegetables is longer. The choughs and currawongs were in full song today.. and I will miss them too. I so hope that they come to live in the garden at Villa Maria.

Autumn Equinox was an unusually hot day.. a walk through my garden and not a sign of leaves changing colour.. but vegies and fruit nearly ready for harvest

I have two tamarillo trees. Marion my friend grows them from cuttings. I love the fruit. I love going into the garden and picking one. cutting it in half and scooping out the flesh they are also known as tree tomatoes. they are delicious!!.. and when i settle in to Villa Maria, Marion has promised me that she will visit and bring some new plants for my garden.

an heirloom pumpkin ~ potimarron. I bought the seeds from the Diggers Club in Victoria. this is a French pumpkin and I cannot wait til it is ready to pick. I wonder what it tastes like?

and chives. never fail to produce...always available year round to flavour my dishes.

I hope that you had a wonderful Equinox wherever you are. did you notice seasonal changes where you live?


Art Girl said...

its cooler at last! so yes the seasons are changing albeit very slowly this year!!

amelia said...

Jealousy eats through me when I see the wonderful fruits and veggies you are able to grow where you live! I want to live there too!!!
Our growing season is so short that by the time our tomatoes are ready and then not all, the frost is at them and we have to pick them green!!

laoi gaul~williams said...

i was thinking of our opposing equinox this morning.
things are growing, pushing up from the soil and it looks less bare

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What an interesting looking pumpkin!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Nature was very obliging here. :)

Yesterday was really hot with sunny blue skies to celebrate the last day of summer. Today it is grey and outcast with dry leaves floating around. Oh, yes. Autumn is here. :)

mxtodis123 said...

I keep forgetting that not all of us are entering Spring. Those red fruits look awesome. I've never heard of them. Definitely was a springlike day yesterday...and only about two weeks ago we got over 12 inches of snow. Weird weather.

gemma said...

Inspiration and refreshment in the breeze & perhaps the sun seems a bit brighter. A subtle but happy change.

judie said...

Spring begins here, Robyn. New life. After such a hard, odd winter the new life is so welcome. I look forward to visiting your new life at Villa Maria, altho I will miss my visits to Inglewood.

I loved the story of you meeting your soul mate. Wonderful thing! xoxoxo