The vegetable garden area is a work in progress , and here the hornbeam pillars punctuate. The evolution of this section of the gardens has been fascinating to observe over the last few years. I wish I had taken more photos ...next year !
A lone hornbeam pillar across the drainage pond.
Grasses and seedheads are left to create fall interest . This garden (and any garden I have had the opportunity to see that was designed by Gary Ratway) is a splendid example of what beauty autumn provides here in NorCal. See another of Gary's gardens here, and here.
A little non-gardening diversion, the walking trail at Mendocino headlands.
I took the scenic route home....it adds another hour or two to the drive , but on a sunny October day with no obligations why not ?