Saturday, October 5, 2013

Going Natural

Fall in New England is a beautiful thing. It starts slowly, some touches of yellow, some cooler nights. Then we start the hustle to move plants in doors, close up the pool. Pack up cushions and anything that might freeze in the pool house over winter. There is a touch of sadness over the end of summer. My gardens are going by and will need lots of clean up. Cannas need to be dug and brought in.

Then I tackle my bins of Harvest and Halloween decorations. I feel less is more these days. The Grands are getting older so I don't need the stuff I did just for them. I find I love the natural decorations so much more. So instead of fake twigs of colored leaves this year I cut my grasses and Hydrangeas, some Sedums and some Artemisia.  This is the result, my little potting shed got a decorative touch on the door and my wooden box in the kitchen received the same treatment.

We see some touches of color here, but it will be a couple of weeks before the yellow and orange of the maples shine and the blaze of red from the oaks drench the yard in their color. So I will make some more Pumpkin Bread to have while I sip my apple cider and enjoy each day because while Autumn is a wonderful time of means.....dang, sniffle, whimper...that darn snow is on its way. My least favorite season.



Karen said...

Hi Donna,
What a beautiful picture post and I also love how you described the transition - I feel it's such a peaceful time of year for me. A nesting feeling.

Deb said...

What a little effort can do. They are absolutely gorgeous. Deb

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful arrangements, Donna! I love how the planter looks on your shed with all those flowers, as well as that big box inside your home. Can't beat natural decorations!

Susannah said...

Beautiful flowers that you have saved and dried just for this time of year. They look so wonderful on your garden shed. Out shed is too far away...we would never see the bouquet. I love the flowers in your natural!


~Sara said...

I love all of your pictures, how wonderful fall is!

chris said...

Beautiful decor! I love the pinks of the sedum on your red door. And that kitchen box is just wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow...just the flower box on the door..wonderful pictures!!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful--Can you come and work your magic at my house?