Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Early Autumn Yearnings
Can you feel Autumn knocking at the door? Having a couple really cool days last weekend got me in the mood for Autumn days ahead. Even though the humidity has returned, a few fall wreaths are arranged around our home and not just on the doors.
Autumn is my very favorite time of the year. After the summer heat and humidity my Autumn soul is ready for a respite.
The leaves are falling from the old oak out front. Probably from exhaustion as much as anything. Most of our trees have a ways to go before we see the lovely changing of the leaves. We need much cooler days and nights for that to occur. I picked a few black gum leaves that always seem to be the first to show their color. Lovely shades of orange and red leathery leaves are bought inside to fill the dough bowl with seasonal finds and dried hydrangea blossoms.
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."
William Cullen Bryant
The dogwood berries are turning their lovely shades of red. All to entice the squirrels that seem to enjoy them immensely. The birds will have their chance to enjoy a few as well. Watching nature through the years reminds me that they know when seasons are changing. It also tells me they know when a storm is brewing. Very few birds are busy in our garden today. Maybe they are seeking shelter where the winds will not harm them. I hope if you are in the path of the storms that are coming you are prepared as best you can.
The morning glory has yet to bloom and now I believe it probably won't!
Most of you reading share my love of dishes and today Grayden and I put the Old Britain Castle dishes in the china cabinet and put the Friendly Village dishes in the cabinet in the kitchen for daily use. The Hearts and Flower dishes are stored in the server.
The change of seasons gets me in a nesting mood. I realize there are more important issues in our lives, but these little things make me happy.
My home is where I can be creative. I'm so thankful to have a roof over my head and food to eat and many, many blessings. My home and family are my joys! ♥