Fall has officially arrived in the Northwest—crisp nights, golden leaves and my garden is starting to fade a bit. There's still a lot hanging on, showing off their colors like the purple asters, yellow dogwood and golden hops that grow up a trellis at the back door. The golden hops are actually more of a brilliant bright green, and right now they are putting all of their energy into making the cute little flowers that hang like lanterns in clusters.
In my little neighborhood I have two neighbors that brew their own beer (I know, lucky right??) so I offered some of the hop flowers to see how they would brew. Today I picked a colander full and put them in the freezer as I was instructed—hopefully they make for a flavorful batch of beer.
As always there are three sizes of the desktop calendar to choose from. Just select which one fits your monitor and click on the link to automatically download the file. Cheers!