Changing Seasons

For lots of folks in Albuquerque, Fall means blue skies dotted with hot air balloons, chile ristras and a golden ribbon of cottonwoods snaking through the valley. For me there’s a whole different set of signifiers that autumn has really arrived.

Crazy looking seed pods can be found in odd corners of the house (this one is okra, by the way):

Jars are being filled with dry beans:

And the freezer is slowly building up a stash of roasted tomatoes:

Meanwhile, out in the garden, the poor undernourished plants are finally starting to produce peppers:

And succulent leaves of lettuce peek out from underneath the yellowing bean plants:


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