Farewell Bright Autumn

Autumn Everlastings

Autumn Everlastings

As the bright colors of fall turn from orange copper to brownish bronze, I am trying to capture as much autumn as I can.  This everlasting wreath is a combination of dried red peonies, rust celosia, sourdock, lady’s mantle, eucalyptus and tansy.  It will keep its autumn colors indefinitely when displayed indoors away from moisture.

The day is a bit dreary but I had to take a picture of the fallen leaves carpeting our front walk.  The autumn blaze maple gifted us with glorious red leaves.  I collected several to press between the pages of magazines.  Dried, they can be scattered around arrangements for the effect of fallen leaves on the harvest table.

Farewell bright fall.  Welcome crisp November with the promise of family gatherings.

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About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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