The spirit of the fall season is rejuvenating – from the arrival of cooler temperatures (Yes! It has been in the 50’s in south Alabama!) to the backdrop of golden rod on a roadside to fields of yellow-green sorghum in the country side. Fields doted with cotton and simple pleasures such as gathering acorns on a cool, brisk day help to inaugerate my favorite season of the year. Wildflowers, Pyracantha, and Beautyberry in vibrant hues of yellow, green, blue, orange, and purple create a masterpiece of color in God’s creation.
The acres of sunflowers at Aplin Farms near here in Slocomb, Alabama, herald the arrival of fall each year. I literally can’t wait for their appearance. Their sunny energy is contagious! Here are a few photographs I have made in the last few weeks of this spectacular ode to fall.
These gifts from the fall harvest bring timeless seasonal beauty into your home.
The two rattan urns below were used by my Mother in the 60’s and 70’s, and are perfect for fall blooms.
Hydrangeas, one of my garden favorites, are perfect any time of the year to use in floral design. I recently purchased some Little Limelights to enjoy now, and can’t wait to plant them next winter. They are a wonderful variation of the popular Limelight Hydrangea – same hardy flower but in a smaller package!
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L.M. Montgomery,