Snow whirled around the house today, a never-ending merry waltz of snowflakes, evoking thoughts of the Nutcracker and the approaching holiday season. But before I start listening to Christmas music and decking the halls, I felt called to pay final homage to a glorious Autumn in Montana. Day after day of blue skies and temperatures in the high 60s - we didn't want it to end!
Speaking of the Honeycrisp, it produced apples this summer, the first time in the five years it has been in the garden. My July 5, 2018 post tells the story of our two apple trees; the Goodland is necessary to pollinate the Honeycrisp, and yet the Goodland did not deliver any fruit this year. (Head Chef made a pie from Goodland apples in 2018, as documented in this September 29, 2018 post. It also produced in 2019.)
By mid-October, Jack Frost added his diamonds to the palette. And the Sun would come along and rub it out like a giant eraser in the sky.