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Backyard December 3, 2011 {What's Growing}

swiss chard in winter

messy winter greens garden mustard greens self seeded

black australorp backyard chicken black australorp chicken digging in leaves

city sunset columbus ohio

Who says a late autumn garden is dull and brown?

Ours is hanging on to some color with rainbow swiss chard and greens, some of which self seeded when I neglected to pull the flowering mustard green plants. Austra the Australorp chicken regrew her jet-black feathers after molting and her comb is starting to redden up. On yesterday's unseasonably warm evening, the sunset was full of bright hues too.

Surely the color will fade or be covered with white snow soon. In the meantime, I am enjoying every bit of intensity.

What's growing in your neck of the woods?