The garden has been an ideal setting for many summer dinners, it has provided me with many hours of quiet reflection as I water and tend the plants each evening, and it has made feel more connected with this small bit of land and the place I call home.
I already find myself making plans for the upcoming garden season. I hope to get an earlier start, try some new vegetables, and improve my tomato staking system. I always feel a nostalgia at this time of year for winter. It is a season which highlights the cozy comfort of a warm home. This year a component of those winter months will be day dreams of the garden season to come and paging through seed catalogs.