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Autumn Nature Walk

One of my favorite things to do with the change of seasons is walk around our property and take pictures. Autumn offers so much beauty. With camera in hand I’m on a mission to capture the essence of the season. When I step out the door, at first glance around I’m never sure there will be anything worthy of a photo. As I look at the big picture, I’m skeptical. But then I start walking around, studying the intricacies of each tiny scene. Once again, nature does not disappoint.




The fiery orange dots are berries that became transparent in the foreground of the photo.

autumn_flower_ladybug_beetleCritters, both real and faux.


autumn_rock_2bSome of the interesting rocks we have unearthed on our property.


autumn_cockscomb_3A row of cockscomb whose growth was stunted.

And a more impressive cockscomb blossom from another patch that gets more sun.
We have had some that get as large as cauliflower heads. The saturated color amazes me every year. I showed you how I used some of last year’s harvest in an arrangement on my buffet. You can see how well they hold their color. They go from deep magenta to red to peachy orange and finally to pale blush. You can see the different shades on another arrangement I put together using stems from a few years ago.

Thank you for taking my autumn nature walk!


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Repurposing Frames + A Little Bird Told Me

As I sit at my desk and write this post, I’m watching yellow leaves float by the window. George Winston Autumn is playing on the cd player and the most wonderful smelling fall candle is burning next to me. I want to hold onto this feeling.

I have been bringing fall to many areas of my home. I’ve concentrated mainly on the kitchen and dining areas because we spend so much of our time there.

I love repurposing frames in unique ways. With that as my inspiration for the breakfast nook table I started with a very old chippy green frame. Using it as a tray, I placed the items I gathered inside the frame.

You may recognize the tall skinny birdcage that was a recent flea market find. It adds some rustic texture and height.

This set of dishes belonged to my mom. We ate every Thanksgiving and Christmas meal on them as far back as I can remember. The color was perfect with the frame and the wonderfully gnarly green pumpkin.

The flourishes in the frame are echoed in the vines of the dishes and the raised squiggly veins on the pumpkin. I have to confess, that was a happy accident. Don’t you love it when it works out that way?!

I added the faux berries for a pop of color and a baby boo pumpkin tucked in a berry bowl with a little Spanish moss for a bed.


Switching gears now, I would like to share my weekly segment that I call “A Little Bird Told Me.”

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It happens to the best of us!


Linking with: Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson,The Scoop, Between Naps on the Porch, From My Front Porch to Yours, Cozy Little House, A Stroll Thru LifeIvy and Elephants, Common Ground, Shabby Art Boutique, French Country Cottage, Amaze Me Monday, VMG206, That DIY Party, Funky Junk Interiors,Savvy Southern Style, The Charm of Home, Vintage Charm

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