The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Autumn With Us

Fall has come to our little slice of heaven, almost time to have the big "leaf rake up".  What DWH cannot vacuum up with the lawn mower, must be raked up with strong arms.  Our Camellia, which is winter blooming, is in the corner with lots of rose-color blooms.  No one told the plant that it is not winter yet - guess it just wanted to bloom and add it's charm since the mums are beginning to fade.  The drought we had late summer did not help the blooming of the mums.

The Boston Fern really amazes me every Fall.  It is truly at it's finest glory and that seems to be when I always take my "picture of amazement" for this year's album.

I never keep the fern over Winter in the house as I learned very quickly that it is  very messy inside and it does take up a lot of room.  It is much easier for $8 and a bag of Miracle Grow to replace it every year.  The first frost has yet to come when the fern will go to help enrich the earth for another year of planting. Until then we do enjoy it right outside the kitchen window.  We will then stick evergreens in our pot which will last into January.  St. Francis in the background  watches over our birds and wildlife.

Remember the dough bowl we purchased at the State Fair that I could not upload last week - pretty spectacular isn't it and we waited years to buy one.  It is sealed with a special finish that is safe for food and it looks so pretty sitting on our table.  This is the backside of my Vanilla Stars quilt that I use in the fall on the table.  It took all the faux fruit I had to fill it, but we will have fresh fruit for Christmas when the kids are here.

Here is another hint that Autumn is upon us - cannot leave out the mums!!!  

I leave you enjoying your Autumn where ever that may be for you.  Rake some leaves, sew a quilt for your fall table and smell the mums. They just smell like Fall.  Happiness and enjoyment on your journey through this peaceful time.  Judy C


taylorsoutback said...

Judy - love the soft palette of your garden - do miss not having those classic southern shrubs. They would never winter over up here.

Lovely bowl filled with the fruit - such a warm, welcoming invitation to come sit a spell and visit.

Have a good week.

Julie Fukuda said...

Thank you for your warm welcome. I enjoyed reading your posts. Your garden is lovely and I am surprised to see camilia already in bloom. Here in Japan they bloom much later.
I think I drooled over your sewing room. Wow, I might get lost in there.
Keep the posts comin'