It's finally here, my favorite season, glorious Autumn. The crisp cooler mornings make our walks more pleasant as we continue to enjoy all that Autumn brings by the river. The butterflies are still lighting our patio with their lovely presence.
Soon October will be here and the flowers will fade with frost. Plants that vacation in our basement for the winter will be brought inside.
Helen Hunt Jackson
The Autumn Crocus (Colchicum) have been blooming in the garden.
I really like to plant white flowers in the back of our yard. The white begonia always lights up the dark areas. I see we have a crack in this large pot. I've had it for years and will miss its presence in my garden. I save shards to fill other large pots in the Spring. I also fill large pots with plastic pots that annuals come in so I don't have to use so much of my precious compost. I use compost that we make in all of our pots. My flowers love it.
Come inside with me and I'll show a few of my Autumn decorations. Please use the side door, my friends.
I don't use a lot of orange in my Autumn decorations as our walls here are crimson. I don't mind this wreath on this door on the inside because the orange is softened by the white door.
I put away my Old Britain Castle dishes and bring out Friendly Village for Autumn. The cut glass piece belonged to my Mama and always stayed on her buffet. I filled it with dried fruit and a battery operated candle. It has a timer and comes on when it gets dark, which is by 7:30 these days.
This arrangement is in the living room on the coffee table. It is also a battery operated candle.
Though not exactly Autumn florals, I have lilies from Lidl ($2.99) on the dining table. Grayden buys these for me and we enjoy them so much when there are no blossoms from the garden.
I collect salt and pepper shakers and bring out the owls in Autumn. We also enjoy real candles.
In the Florida Room on the sewing machine I placed some of my Jim Shore pieces.
I've had this Autumn floral arrangement forever as most of my decor fits that category!
Another battery operated candle that I placed a wreath around.
On the mantle in the Florida Room I just placed a Autumn wreath.
This has been a difficult time for all of us. I hope you are coping well. I must admit I've been feeling a bit sorry for myself. Knowing that Autumn is upon us has renewed my spirit somewhat. Take care of yourselves, my friends.💓