Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Fruit of Fall





Fall approaches.  In the northeast, the leaves are just beginning to turn.  Pears are ripening and ready to eat.  Apples are coming to stores and stands in great bushel baskets.  Pies, tarts, jams, jellies, salsas and relishes are ready for preparation.  


 Yellow Pear by Carson Pritchard




Garden tomatoes will soon be on their way out, no thanks to a short summer with too much rain and too little sun.  We will cherish those we have and think of them each time we eat a store bought or canned tomato this Winter


  
Red Tomato by Carson Pritchard

11 comments:

Jasmine said...

A wonderful time of year.

Baino said...

One of the great things about living in a constantly temperate climate is great produce available all year. It's always warm somewhere in the country even in the depths of winter. The only thing in short supply are berries, it's only cold enough to grow them in the south eastern states so we don't have many and they're very expensive. Oh, and Mangoes, their season is short too . . .December to Feb. Lovely bright paintings though. I saw strawberries for $7 a tray, not a punnet but a tray of about 40 punnets . . perhaps I should make jam!

Ice Queen said...

Autumn is my absolute favorite season. No contest.

Laura Trevey said...

These are fabulous!! I Love them...

xo Laura
www.brightboldbeautiful.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

I love this time of year.

California Girl said...

Jasmine: thank you for visiting and leaving a comment!

Baino: Lucky you but, what's a "punnet"?

IQ: Haven't heard from you in a while. I'll visit you too.

Laura: these are works by my girlfriend. She is a former teacher at Art Center in Pasadena.

Nancy: me too.

Susan said...

Love the paintings....so vibrant!

Our tomatoes haven't done well this year for the same reasons as you mentioned. Now they're slowly getting ripe, but without much taste because of less sunshine. Oh well, there's always next year!

Brian Miller said...

love the simplicity of the paintings and the vibrant colors. the colors are what i love about fall. its coming!

books,coffee,etc.... said...

Hi! California Girl,
Two very beautiful paintings by artist Carson Pritchard, and all the additional information about tomatoes is very informative.

Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Tanna said...

There is something decidedly exciting about fall... maybe it was all those years of "back to school"... relief from the heat of summer... or anticipating the beautiful colors in store... Whatever it is, my daughter and I will call each other, "Have you gotten 'the smell' yet?" The smell of fall... exciting and poignant. I think she will get it way before me this year. =) Happy Fall, CG!

Marguerite said...

Lovely paintings and season. I prefer summer and would love it year round, like in Hawaii or the Florida Keys.