As I look out my window, the corn is still standing,
but it is brown, with a few bare cobs clinging to the plants,
after squirrels shucked them and ate the goods.
The squirrels have had a hard summer
due to the early spring freeze
that nipped the acorns in the bud
and the summer drought.
They've been picking Roma tomatos...
even burying a few,
despite me telling them,
"Honey, that's not going to keep."
I'll have to provide some nuts and corn this winter
so they can make it through the thin times.
I'm sad, in a way, to see the garden turning brown,
but also looking forward to the quiet fallow time.
Here are pics of the garden in spring and mid-summer.