Harvest Still Lifes

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed that the tops of our tables, bookshelves, mantles and counters are getting filled up with still lifes of garden life. So pretty.
The straw bale melon bed was a success. We’ve picked about 30-40 melons from 10 plants, 5 different varieties. The Crenshaws won the gold medal in terms of production. After eating plenty and giving plenty away, we cut up a few and froze them to add to winter smoothies.
The watermelons, both the Ali Baba’s and the Orangeglo’s came in great profusion. And would you look at that banana squash? We got four of them and they do taste delicious. Sort of like butternut but lighter in flavor.
I know it’s September when Scott starts to line the mantle up with Potimarron Squash, one of our favorite winter squashes. Our largest banana squash takes center stage at this point.
And on the dining room table, a volunteer pumpkin, volunteer baby pumpkins, a blue hubbard, and a sunflower from a friend.


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5 responses to “Harvest Still Lifes

  1. The squash and melons are works of art; on their own and in your still life groupings. What a great variety. They’re almost like bouquets, aren’t they?

  2. Isn’t fall the best?! It’s especially fun with kids around.

  3. This is my first time visiting — I love your blog! So homey and soooo creative! And congratulations on your newest little bundle of joy, too 🙂 Happy happy.

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