Monday, September 30, 2013

Signs of Autumn

While the autumnal equinox arrived more than a week ago, I've been noticing more and more signs that autumn is really here. In the garden, the tomato vines are rapidly senescing, but they're still valiantly producing tomatoes.

The tomatoes are getting progressively smaller and greener.

Brussels sprouts are sprouting. I'm not a huge fan of the taste of these little buds, but their growth habit is kind of amazing.

Of course, changing leaves are another signal of fall,

along with acorns,

and ubiquitous mums.

But I know autumn has really arrived when I feel compelled to bake

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