Friday, November 27, 2009

AFTER THANKSGIVING

i hope you all had a happy thanksgiving... we have much to be thankful for...
things are strange this november in zone 6b... there are some sure signs of winter... the hakone grass is turning colors...
but look, echinacea blooms! (sundown)
(coconut lime)
the deciduous holly 'winterberry' is aglow with fruit...

the ferns have turned...
but the sugar snaps are thriving! (this one in front of the ruddy bald cypress)

here was the thanksgiving harvest... not much, but i'm surprised to have anything at this late date.
here are the herbs i grew... i'm surprised we still have parsley, but we have not had a killing frost.
sunset from a week ago framed by tulip poplar...

12 comments:

Randy Emmitt said...

Loved the fern photo it is definitely one of those photos that one might see on a calendar!

sophie munns said...

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Em!
Fabulous images...
its very late ere...off to bed...enjoy the weekend!
S

miss m (InfG) said...

How about that pea blooming against the orange backdrop, cool ! Nice pics, em. Love the hakone grass.
Hope you had a great holiday. Your harvest looks lovely ! :)

em said...

randy, thank you for stopping by and leaving a wonderful comment! i'll be visiting your blog too!

sohpie, thanks! happy holiday, you enjoy too!

miss m, i hope you had a great holiday too... can't wait to see what's doing at your site.

Di said...

Beautiful harvest for this time of year and sky photo! We still have a bit of broccoli, lettuce and spinach, but most else is gone in this part of the country.

lynn'sgarden said...

What lovely blooms you still have going on, Em...especially the coneflowers...WOW! And the sweet peas look like they'll be hanging on for a bit longer ;)
Thanks for visiting,
Lynn

Connie said...

Love the red holly berries. Your harvest looks wonderful and the sunset photo is just lovely!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, frost is REALLY late this year. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

sis

Lenora Regan - ShootingWithSlinky.blogspot.com said...

These are absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Kerri said...

Oh that holly is so gorgeous! How lucky you are to still have blooms. That pea close-up is superb!
And still harvesting veggies! What a difference in climate we have. I'm amazed you haven't yet had a killing frost. Parsley is pretty tough. I have some that hasn't succumbed yet.
Ah, that glorious sunset!
Yes, we truly have much to be thankful for.

Ottawa Gardener said...

Lovely picture of the white pea flower, so luscious coated with dew (or rain.)

em said...

Di, today, dec 6th, i picked the last lettuce and carrots! sleep tight, veg gardens! thanks for the comment!

lynne, i ate one sugar snap yesterday, but i think they will freeze tonight. thanks for visiting!

connie, thanks! i brought some into the house!

sis, thanks for stopping by!

lenora, thanks so much!

kerri, killing frost tonight, methinks! looking forward to your posting again! thanks for commenting...

ottowa gardener, thanks so much for the comment!