So this is how it ends...
I started seeds with great enthusiasm back in late February, early March ... and then it was over. Here, you can see that the main garden, save one lonely artichoke plant, is totally gone. The tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, beans, etc. are now canned or in the compost heap and all the tools have been put away.
I am a no-till gardener but here, I did go ahead and till the soil as this was the final year to have my main garden. Instead, I will be converting some of this space to raised beds for the next season. I am going to miss my picket fence garden. (That said, I'm not entirely sure I won't rebuild the picket fence, but I am definitely going with raised beds.)
The Crop Circle garden will now be my main garden. It currently has a cover crop of oats, which have grown three or four inches since I sowed the seeds two weeks ago.
So this is how it ends. I look forward to seeing whatever new vision comes out of this by next Spring.