When the end of the season approaches, the plants start looking tired. Sometimes it's water stress or blight, but the garden has been soaking up rain for days, so that's not it this year. I think it's just exhaustion. They've been giving it their all.
The tomato plants are so heavily loaded, this is how they look well into the harvest. It's been an unusually hot summer, but the plants haven't used the heat as an excuse for slacking.
I'll end with a look at somebody else's crop. I did not do a good job capturing it. As it was, we angered a driver trying to get this shot on a narrow, winding road. And yet I want to figure out how to stitch together a better look, because I love the sight of golden wheat flowing around rough chunks of mountain.
That'll be something to work on next year.This grain is probably in somebody's silo by now.
I wish you all a plentiful harvest, and the energy to preserve it.