Embracing the Change of Seasons

What spectacular beauty October brings to the deep South –   leaves transition to crimson, copper, and golden hues, tree branches are heavily laden with clusters of berries, acres of  pristine cotton fields are ready for picking, immaculate hay bales dot the rural landscape, shining patches of Golden Rod are at their glorious peak, and brilliant  fields of sunflowers captivate!   Lovely shades of every variety of pumpkin from my personal favorite, Jarrahdale, to Cinderella,  are practically in every produce stand, garden center,  and grocery store.  Seasonal mums, crotons, and  flowering kale are staples as well, and signal that fall has truly arrived.

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Nothing says fall like backyard marshmallow roasting over a fire on a cool,crisp autumn night, and decorating the perfect pumpkin!  (Photographs courtesy of my friend, Yvonne, and her precious granddaughters).

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Fruits of the harvest are perfect for fall floral design:  Holly berries, American Beautyberry, pears, and Dusty Miller create a simple, but beautiful fall arrangement.

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The colors of autumn are visualized in a centerpiece of sunflowers, beautyberry, sage, chestnut pods, rosemary, kale, sweet bell peppers, pears, roses, and carnations.????????????????

Welcome guests to your home with a autumn display of pumpkins, succulents, kale, crotons, grapevine, and Macho ferns.

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????????????????“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”. – Albert Camus

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2 thoughts on “Embracing the Change of Seasons

  1. Mary Lise, as always you remind us to look at each season and appreciate the beauty of all God has created. Thanks for allowing us to see through your eyes.

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