Quillisascut

Is it truly time for the leaves to turn?

Is it truly time for the leaves to turn?

We become aware of the void as we fill it.

—Antonio Porchia

I found this summer gift from a cat outside on the rug when I opened the door. (along with a dead baby bull snake and a giant gopher)

I found this summer gift from a cat outside on the rug when I opened the door. (along with a dead baby bull snake and a giant gopher)

Enlightenment is intimacy with all things

—Dogen Zenji

Zinnias help me see the light.

Zinnias help me see the light.

We do not need magic to change the World, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We can imagine better.

—J.K. Rowling

Almond cake with campari orange sauce

Almond cake with campari orange sauce

Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.

—Harper Lee

Face Pot

Face Pot

The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.

—Tom Robbins

Sliced Tomatoes

Sliced Tomatoes

But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness. The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head … The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.

—¬†Robert Finch¬†

Summer Salad

Summer Salad

When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles.

—Horace Walpole

Braise

Braise