As the rain was falling softly this morning, I scampered around my yard like a little squirrel collecting acorns and flowers.
Roses for the living room.
Hydrangeas for the center of the kitchen table.
Mums for the family room.
Along with the mums I brought in a few sprigs of Nandina berries.
Love the pretty fall hues they are taking on now that the weather has cooled down.
I left plenty of them for the birds though because ...
I strive to be a good neighbor to the birds.
When the shelf had been dressed for fall, I went back outside for one last time.
It seems one of my rather ornate vases was in need of something simple to fill it.
And since my American Beautyberry bush has gotten
rather large huge, I knew it wouldn't mind letting me have a few sprigs. Being the good bird neighbor I am striving to be, I left plenty for my feathered friends.
As you can see the purple berries will go nicely with the ornate vase. I spotted this vase in a consignment shop one day and was intrigued by the way three vases were joined together. As I was trying to decide whether all of the "ornateness" was a bit gaudy, I spotted this ...
A sweet little cherub waving and now she appears to have a purple topiary at her side :D. So now the time has come for me to join her in waving goodbye to you.
I need to accomplish a few things before I take my book and a cup of tea (Constant Comment) into the living room to do a bit of reading. So glad I went scavenging this morning as the reading room will be so much more cheerful with the roses and beautyberries adding their brightness as the rain continues to fall.
Wherever you are and whatever you're doing today, I wish you beauty and bright spots along the way.