Monday, October 24, 2011

365 Project -- #288-294

This is the time in my week when I look back at the images I've captured
throughout the previous week, and choose my seven favorites.
These seven--one for each day of the week--are featured below.

October 15 - October 21

Though I miss the lake terribly, I've enjoyed my days back home.  Besides, I have photos to invoke memories, and more lake posts to create!  Now, I have peace in my heart and strength for the upcoming seasons, and I'm looking forward to the slower pace of winter.

It cooled down enough last week for me to break out a special treat while I contemplate harvesting the last of my vegetable garden.

[288] Sipping chocolate

Then the harvest started.  I had a ton of cayenne pepper, most of which was dry already so I processed that first.  Then I strung up all the remaining cayenne.  It hangs in loops from our countertop light fixture, and is colorful as the cayenne reddens and dries.
[289] Strings of cayenne

One sunny day left to get things "the rest of the way done" in the garden.  But first, Thomas found a little feather for me to photograph.

[290] Garden feather

My little rosemary plant was pulled, and it's now chopped and waiting in the freezer.

[291] Autumn rosemary

Autumn lettuce still grows in one corner, and I hope to actually harvest some lettuce out of it.  For some reason, lettuce does not like my garden.

[292] Autumn lettuce

A neighbor gave us a box full of strawberry plants, so we planted some in one of our squares, then gave the rest away to others.  We carefully mulched around the plants for winter, and since we were due for a few warm days, I told Thomas to give them a good watering.

[293] One last shower

[294] New strawberry plants

Hopefully we'll have strawberries next year!  That gives me something else to look forward to as the days grow colder and shorter.  :)

Let Your work appear to Your servants
And Your majesty to their children,
Let the favor of the LORD our God be upon us;
And confirm [give permanence to] for us the work of our hands;
Yes, confirm the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:16-17 NASB [bracket comments mine]

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  1. Wow, I've never seen cayenne pepper done, fun. And I love the thought of sipping chocolate. We don't have a Trader Joe's here, but it sound yummy. :)

  2. Still tending to a garden... too cold for that here! Great shots - love the peppers drying.

    How is that hot chocolate?