The Last Daisy

The October sun reaches to the forest floor. With the summer market over, there is time to work on the forest trails, build new fences, mend old ones, and work on a list of projects that will keep me busy until spring and beyond.

The last daisy of the season blooms all by itself. In the garden, the bees are still busy, buzzing around the remaining flowers. The shungiuku 春菊 are still blooming like crazy.

In cool weather, shungiku thrives. I should have fresh shungiku greens until a hard freeze zaps them. Once that happens, the kale sweetens and will provide steady greens as long as a foot of snow doesn’t smoother them.

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