Autumn In November 2019 (2)

We had a beautiful sunny afternoon, today. The rain is gone, the wind died out, and we had 52°F (11°C). It was comfortable enough to take a walk with a hoodie or a light jacket. Sara and her friend wanted to go to the playground, so they rode with their bikes way ahead of me. I walked slow to take all the nice Autumn beauty in, before I caught up with them. While Sara was still playing, I took the circle around the block to capture more photos. And by the time, I’ve got home, the kids were sitting on the front porch. The waxing gibbous Moon rose in the sky. And the Sun was ready to set.

November Rain (1)

Yeah, this is how I like November: Not too cold, some soaking rains, and the changing of the colors into Autumn. The season has officially arrived in our street. our neighbor’s ash tree changed into it’s golden dress. Soon, the other trees will follow with their beautiful Autumn dresses as well.

Time To Prepare The Garden For Winter

The last few nights did quite a number on the plants in the garden. It got below the freezing point. And everything, which wasn’t hardy, died. But this is a perfect opportunity to clean up the beds and plant for the Texas Winter. It’s cabbage and root vegetable season. In the greenhouse, I’ve got plenty of hay to cover up the beds, so the roots can stay nice and cozy. The next couple of days, the temperature suppose to be in the upper 60s, which is perfect weather to get the garden ready and going for the Winter Season.

Texas Winter Vegetation

We are not getting much snow in the North Texas Winters. And most of the area looks gray/beige. But it has its beauty during the colder season as well. Most of my plants are wilted and are dormant in the garden at this time of the year. In Spring, I’ll cut them back for them to grow back thicker and lusher. And some are annuals, which won’t come back. But I can use their seeds from the previous year, to grow new plants this year.