While we were back East, learning about autumn, and leaves turning, falling, about preparations for winter, nature closing up shop... back at our little coastal farm, the trees are all turned around. Apple blossoms are in full bloom, new fruit has set in the guava tree, we have limes, blood-oranges, ripening. Well, the citrus, at least, makes sense. But it's not easy to grasp the idea that we are in autumn, when pink buds are in the trees, and the forecast is for mid-eighties temperatures later in the week. And please, do not envy us... this year-round gardening can take a toll!