The thrill of the chill

Autumn is in the air for sure. Temps are dipping into the 40s (F) at night. Some of the days insist on hanging on to summer with temps in the 80s (F), but it’s only a matter of time before they surrender to the crisp days of autumn.

The tiller is tucked away in the garage and the garden tools have been cleaned up for the year. Thanks to our efforts, we will have strawberry jam,  green beans, beets, okra and carrots this winter. Unfortunately, none of the corn on the cob made it to the deep freeze this year. 🙂

But the okra is still going strong. As a hot weather plant, these things give new meaning to the the phrase Energizer Bunny. The plants are 6+ feet tall and still flowering. They grow like weeds when the temps hit in the 90s (F) and keep going until a freeze kills them off.

And they have pretty flowers!

When they look like this, they’re almost ready to pick.

The leaves are finally beginning to turn and I’m super excited. Here’s a little prelude to Autumn’s kiss in middle Missouri.


2 thoughts on “The thrill of the chill

  1. I have been thinking the same thing – so so happy that autumn is round the corner (even though I can’t ever remember October days as warm as they are this year) – I want to bake bread, wear jeans and a jumper, have my cyclamens on the window sill and generally enjoy the ‘chill’ – yeah for autumn!!!!!


  2. Autumn in all its glory. Flamboyant fall. Love it, love it. I wish for long autumns and long falls. Short winters. Summer – it’s okay as long as it doesn’t get too hot. Now if I could just figure out how to control the seasons.


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