It seems to me that the world is spinning at a faster pace than I can keep up with...
so when this happens, therapy for me is to take the camera outside
into my place of repose and capture the beauty that is there for the taking.
A week or so ago, I had cut some of the hydrangeas that were blooming
and put them in a picnic basket to dry naturally. This arrangement will be adorning
the top of my kitchen cabinets for the Winter to remind me Summer will
again come and bring it's blooms with it.
As you can see from the pictures, it was still very green here at the time I cut the hydrangeas.
In a very short time, things have changed and Autumn has painted the garden a myriad
of hues, and everyday is even more beautiful than the day before.
The petunias in the urn behind are still hanging in there with their
gorgeous colors from Summer.
I left many on the bush to see if they would change from their white to the lovely sepia
tones that they do sometimes in the Fall.
I think because they have been so late this year, they won't get their chance.
Snow is expected here next week.
Last Fall we got our first snow the 6th of October! Even the snow is late.
I love hydrangeas in all their different hues and stages on the bush,
and I cut them to see how each stage will dry.
The longer they are on the bush the better they dry.
But sometimes I want just the right color, so I will cut early.
I don't mind if they shrivel and crinkle up a little.
I can still see the beauty they have to offer.
Boy, do I hope people think that way of me when I get that way.LOL!
The roses are STILL blooming beautifully!
In the middle of October...
I took the pictures of this 'Morden Snowbeauty' rose yesterday.
The pureness of the white is so striking in the garden right now,
amidst all the Fall colors.
And what goes better with White Wednesday, than a little white dog???
T.T. Rabbit aka Tiny Tim
Among all the green that is still out here in the garden,
you can catch glimpses of Autumn everywhere.
I took many photos yesterday of the colors, and will be posting them
in my next post.
I better hurry and post however, because it sounds as if I will
have snow photos to post soon!
If it wasn't for the fact that I am in need of a good rest...
I would be kicking and screaming my way into Winter.
But am I tired!!!
The good kind of tired.
The good kind of tired.
To veiw some beautiful whites,
you will find a link to many sites showing theirs off this Wednesday
at Kathleen's Faded Charm.
I am excited to share with you this beautiful magazine
that the lovely artist Jo-Anne Coletti at
Vintage Rose Collection is creating.
She had asked me if she could do a feature of some of
my style in the garden, home, and studio.
I was thrilled that she would consider me, since this is a one time magazine on
romantic style that she is creating.
I am so excited to be able to grace it's pages.
Thank you so much Jo-Anne.
I have left a link to her site if you would like to know more about it.
Just the front cover makes me drool.
I can't even imagine what the rest will be like.
Did I already say, 'I am excited'?!!