Autumn and Still the Garden Glows
Autumn and Still the Garden Glows is the third book in a series with text by Celia Theater from her book, An Island Garden. She writes, "...the whole garden is a mass of bloom and fragrance, still haunted by birds, bees, butterflies, and dragonflies..." Contemporary garden writer, Reeser Manley concurs, "The garden in late September, before a killing frost, is filled with an exuberance that borders on desperation."
Autumn is the last hurrah in the garden and I have long since stopped trying to tidy up my own garden and instead let everything go. It is as if everything is on fire. As Thaxter wrote, "...Autumn laying here and there a fiery finger on the leaves..." As the temperatures plummet, the goldfinches come closer to the house to feed on flower seeds.
This 30 page book is painted in watercolor and gouache on Arches text wove. The binding is painted Katie MacGregor handmade paper.
Happy summer all.