I promised to post photos of the giant pine cones we picked up on our last hike. Here they are next to a size 11 insole (creative, heh?). These are beautiful cones and, although the ones I picked up were alongside a road and are damaged from falling onto the pavement, should make some awesome holiday decorations. Don't we live in a wonderful world?
This pot contains basil, a Tai hot pepper and oregano. Tasty additions to many of our evening meals. They are beginning to fade with the chilly fall nights. I will harvest and dry them soon.