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: