The weather got cold again, and I started taking pictures of all the perennial things around – sorrel, nettles, fruit trees (which won’t bear fruit for a long while), sunchokes, and lots of flowers – old-fashioned peonies that were passed down to my mother from her father, echinops, etc. Anyways, I imagined appreciating perennial things, but then the weather improved and yesterday was tilling day. In the picture above you can see that I am tiny and in the background, attached to a rototiller. In a few days it will finally be time to start planting squash and beans, and I am so excited. The annual things are so dramatic.