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Fall into winter, and on to the holidays

Our readers continue to decorate this page with images of nature, indoors and out, marking the changes in the seasons. Already we have shown a few very early daffodils. At right is a batch of lettuce, thriving under cover. We have some wonderful green thumbs in our community. Please send your photos to

A Camellia x vernalis “Eago Corkscrew” sent in by Lewis Hubbard. “If nothing else, you have to love the name,” he said.Native High Bush Blueberry in the yard of Mary Bourne, Bena.Maple in the yard of Phyllis Robins, Gloucester.A Christmas cactus blooms in the home of Lynda and Morey Alexander, Cobbs Creek.Martha Thompson Hudgins of Gloucester said this flower, which she cannot identify, came in a mix of wildflower seeds.Marty Ross’s lettuce is flourishing under a row cover in her garden in Hayes. She picks lettuce every day and shares with her neighbors. “Home-grown salads in December are the best,” she said.

The Christmas tree at the Mathews Historical ...

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