1 We grew a bumper crop of great tomatoes this year—all kinds of heirloom varieties as well as hybrids—but these cherry tomatoes were the very last of the season.
2 On an autumn evening, I snapped this photo of the farm. The bright orange French pumpkins and the bright yellow of the ginkgo tree and the other darkening fall shades make the landscape eerily wonderful.
3 I made a recent visit to my old home on Turkey Hill. The grounds, the house, the gardens—all have thrived and become more beautiful under the care of the new owners. It was wonderful to see what I started there so greatly enhanced with care and maturity.
4 The fall blooming colchicum I planted years ago were in full bloom at Turkey Hill.
5 The fall blooming clematis has covered the pool walls and the boxwood has grown. The new owners enclosed the pool even more with a five foot hedge of hornbeam. It is wonderful.
6 My father's wisteria standard has gotten larger and according to the owners, it blooms each spring with magnificent vigor.
7 Levy Froes, my old gardener at Turkey Hill, stayed with the property when I sold it. He has done a great job nurturing and planting and improving what we started many years ago.
8 The giant boxwood on the entry side of the property is impressive. It is healthy and vigorous.
9 Jude dressed as a flamenco dancer for Halloween. The costume was purchased online from a Spanish store in Madrid by Alexis.
10 I made a trip to California recently and visited the headquarters of this amazing company. I posed in front of the iconic Facebook sign at the entrance.
11 As a surprise, Boo paid me a visit! This is the cutest dog in the world!
12 Trees take on color in autumn at a peculiar and very defined rate—some trees change early, others late—but always they change with alacrity and surprise! Notice the bright orange foliage center—definitely maples.
13 The dark green boxwood borders, the grey-green apples, and the bright yellow ginkgo are beautiful together.