Saturday, November 19, 2011

Last Fall Images / Imagine the Last Fall

I find the garden much more visceral as I think about this, potentially, being the last autumn here. Or not. You never know. I will go where the door opens. At least November in zone 5 Nebraska still provides breaths of fresh air--one day it's 30, the next it's 60. This makes winter seem more manageable to me, since really, things start to warm noticeably come late February. Just enough winter to make spring worthwhile.

Some winters the weeping bald cypress dies half back. Stinks.

Tossed a bunch of seeds in that black pot. We'll see.

Rare view from the other gate.

I had a surprise call this week from UNL and was offered to teach a few classes this spring. Truly a godsend, both for the money and for the fact I miss teaching. And bringing the research together for my next book is taking longer than expected, so I now hope to begin writing the memoir in January and have it done by mid spring. Really need to have that first draft laid out asap. Isn't this an exciting blog post? Well, this next book will be rich, I tell you, rich like the finest dark chocolate mousse. It's my great American memoir.


Susan in the Pink Hat said...

Yay! Work!

scottweberpdx said...

Congrats on the job offer...sometimes that little bit of monetary "security" can free you to pursue your other interests more freely (even if your time is more divided). And of course, the garden looks beautiful.

Diana Studer said...

Good to hear you'll be teaching again.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Wonderful to teach again..I often think about it after retiring from public ed school administration...what a nice winter in your zone 5 with the variable weather..not here...once the cold weather and snow hits we are then in for it for months..oh well

Benjamin Vogt said...

Yay money! Yay students!
Though I feel even more pressure to use the next month wisely for writing et al. Winter starts next month, so I won't have anything else to do but write and grade anyway--perfect. Bring it on, winter.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I enjoyed seeing your fall garden.

It will be nice to be back in the classroom.