Pretty, Pretty Garlic With No Place To Go

Img_39551The garlic I ordered from Seed Savers arrived this week, on schedule and as promised.  I intended to go tuck them all into my garden first thing this morning, but a nasty thunderstorm rolled in last night and isn't scheduled to leave until next Thursday or so. 

Ahh, the weather.

So instead I just pulled them all out to look at...the shiny, papery skin; the tiny, brown insect holes; the blotchy, purple stripes; the curvy, fat cloves....I could think of worse ways to spend a rainy Saturday morning, of course, but at the same time I'm a little afraid if I don't get these guys in the ground soon colder weather is going to catch up with me.