Fall is the time of year that I miss my former home in New Hampshire the most – the brilliant colors, the crisp air, the blue blue sky. I remember the place, the vistas, the friends, raising my sons in a small town environment. Truth be told, I sometimes get feeling a little sorry for myself for missing another fall there. One day while on a walk I was musing about this, and then I began to take the time to notice the fall colors all around me in SF. Not the same as the NH forest, not the same trees, not even the same kind of sky or air – but beautiful nonetheless. It reminded me that the wonder of God’s creation is always around us – we just need to be aware enough to notice. I also was reminded that here in SF we have veggies still growing in the fall – another wonder! So – a small slide show in celebration of the magic of fall……
Yesterday was a busy one - we had a great Diamond Heights median planting day - check it out as you drive by - it looks lovely! I also did some lettuce harvesting at the church and at Little Red Hen - and the gorgeous red lettuces went to the Free Farm Stand in the Mission today. The Stand was running low on lettuce, so it was great to add our harvest to the mix. Our herbs at the church are getting harvested for drying (my attic drying space is featured below...) - watch for sales of these special St. Aidan's herbs for the holidays!
Last weekend St. Aidan's and St. Francis were at Bishop's Ranch on retreat. Every time I go to this amazing place I am reminded of the wonder of God's creation. Such a beautiful, beautiful part of the world. The photos don't do it justice, but I'll try with the slide show here......One of the highlights was an incredible rainbow....and then there are the plants....
Deacon at St. Aidan's