Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fall flowers

Hard to believe the number of beautiful flowers in bloom in November.  The bees found them all just too appealing to pass up.  I especially love the off-white pollen they are bringing in from the hollyhock and the deep yellow from the mums.  You can see those two pollens on the petals of the red hollyhock and of the peach mums.  Also shown are the white ginger lilies and the tiny toad lilies.

I harvested a few collards last night, just enough for dinner for two. They were wonderful.  I also harvested the remainder of the sweet potatoes.  All this rain has encouraged my delayed fall vegetables, and they are starting to get a little bigger.  I still have high hopes for them.