Monday, October 31, 2011
Flowers in the House (Of Autumn)
It's been a great joy and a bit of a surprise to find that I like the primal colors both in the garden and in a vase. I wouldn't have guessed that red and this golden yellow zinnia would be among my favorites to bring home from the garden this year and they certainly scream out the colors of autumn in New York along with the goldenrod.
Below: what remains of the flower harvest after a freak October snowstorm and our mystery pumpkin. The seeds were given to Joe for the pumpkin patch and the donor thought they were an Amish pumpkin, but we're thinking it might be a Musque de Provence squash at this point. I guess we'll see if it changes color off the vine.
And last, something dried from the season, because outside it's also time to admire things as they go to seed and fade. Goldenrod, a couple sprigs of lavender and dried porcelain berries. The berries didn't retain their color, but no matter, I like them anyway. Plus, they are a little dark and spooky, so they will go with Jane's theme of horror, this month for her Flowers in the House gathering, where the celebration is always about what she and her cronies currently have in their vases.