Nov 10, 2019

If you 'Fall,' I will be there...

Except today~~~
Today, I was busy raking up all of the Autumn leaves and cleaning up the front yard...

When I was finished my front patio pots looked so empty. I detest empty porch pots, it's a phobia I have, well that and parallel parking...

I went for a walk wondering what I could do to perk things up on the front patio and the sagebrush and rabbitbrush along the trail were just breathtaking. I came home and ravaged my garden for some dried flowers and walked up into the brush and cut some seed heads and branches from various desert bushes and I filled those beautiful pots with some dried florals.




I used wild rose branches with some leaves still on them, dried wild sunflowers, some sagebrush seed heads, Russian sage, rabbitbrush with the yellow seed pods in full bloom, some dried yarrow flowers, dried sedum flowers and some raspberry canes with some leaves still clinging on...




It cheered up and balanced my entryway and added a little bit of interest to the patio planters.



It made the patio planters look 'Loved' again...

~And, I should really put that hummingbird feeder away, because we are way past hummingbird season - jeeze~



I thought about using a bunch of Autumn leaves and decorating the arbor above the kitchen window and above the boot room door, but I always seem to go back to the natural things around me when I decorate.

~~~Sneak peek into the boot room we've finally finished~~~
The boot room is the door on the right of the picture below, it takes you to the office or kitchen...




I love those dollar store Fall leaves, but I struggle to use them in my yard. I love to use what nature provides me and it was a beautiful day today to collect some natural things...



I held the dried stems and sticks in one hand and arranged with my other hand. When I was satisfied with my creation, I wrapped the dried floral with baling twine - wrapped it around a brick and set it into the pot. I then stacked bricks around the stems to hold them in the pots and keep them grounded from the Autumn winds...



They turned out beautiful and natural and gorgeous all at the same time...
And, when I'm done with them, I can just throw the bundles into the compost pile. Nothing to store, or keep.

Autumn seems like such a change from all the bright colors of Summer, it seems so "dry," but if you look at it with a different eye, you'll see just how strikingly beautiful it can really be - in warmer colors...



There is always something striking to see if you're looking for beauty...

Even in late Autumn, just open your eyes~!


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