Celebrating Fall

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.

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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.

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These gifts from the fall harvest bring timeless seasonal beauty into your home.

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The two rattan urns below were used by my Mother in the 60’s and 70’s, and are perfect for fall blooms.

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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!

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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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