Mitch was up in the Berkeley Hills over the weekend, which were suitably bathed in the golden light of autumn. Knowing how much I love eavesdropping on gardens, he grabbed some quick, discreet photos of his rambles. (I’m sharing them here, because I know you love eavesdropping on gardens as much as I do.) Intentionally or not, his camera also picked up small, subtle gestures that pay tribute to the seasonal shift, California-style.
Only two more weeks to go until Halloween, and our neighborhood is in a frenzy of decorating — not so much at our house. But now I’m thinking a pumpkin on a pedestal for the front garden might be a nice touch in honor of the season…
I always enjoy glimpses into other people’s gardens. I’ve pulled back on my own local rambles as paranoia about unknown (scary!) people taking photos has become a periodic topic on the neighborhood social media site. I’m tempted to add a pumpkin or two to my own garden but then under renovation the house already looks a little like something from a horror movie.
Beautiful gardens, beautiful light, beautiful photos. Thanks to both of you for sharing.
I love the third photo of the aloe. It picks up the whole range of leaf colours from turquoise to lavender. Beautiful photos showing the gentler side of Fall.
I always associate autumn with pumpkins. It it a perfect time for carving them and decorating the house. I always grow a few pumpkins on my own, smaller ones for decoration and bigger ones for carving and cake. Do you like pumpkin cake? This year I have grown pumpkin from this site https://gardenseedsmarket.com/dynia-olbrzymia-golias-en.html and it looks amazing. I am going to make it look more scary for halloween! My son loves playing with it!
Such a treasure-trove of gardens in the Berkeley hills-that great east bay climate where so much can be grown. Lovely atmospheric photos by Mitch .