Now that garden vegetation is sparse, the tops of the buried terracotta watering pots are visible. The tops come off so the pots can be filled with water, which then soaks slowly through the terracotta into garden soil over time.
A string lattice assists plants in this garden bed to grow upward.
The grapevines on the grape arbor are losing their leaves as the winter months approach.
Autumn colors create a muted palette in the courtyard as a visitor wings its peaceful way.
Another view of the courtyard on an autumn day.
There’s still plenty of green foliage – as well as soft hues and pizzazzy fall tones – at the Monastery.