Wanting to create a fall centerpiece that didn't involve buying anything, I headed outside to gather up some more acorns. My oak tree has been extra generous this year. I've collected a lot and there are still a lot left for the squirrels. Way up high ... where they can reach them ... and I can't. :)
Back inside the house I dug out my chunky, fall colored candles and rummaged around for three clear glass
vases, hurricanes, vessels thing a majigs. Feel free to help me out here, gals. The correct name is escaping me. Please tell me that this happens to you too on occasion. If it doesn't, don't bother telling me. ;-).
In a matter of minutes I had a centerpiece for the dining room table.
My dining room doesn't get much sunlight, so the addition of a few candles helps to brighten it up a bit.
Once I got the candles in place I stood back to take a look and couldn't help but notice the tree across the street. Although I pass it every day as I pull out of the driveway or run out to get the mail, I hadn't really noticed that all this time it's been standing there quietly dressed it it's fall finery.
Today may have been an uneventful day at home, but time spent in quiet pursuits gave me the opportunity to slow down and really see the beauty that's been there all along.
The beauty of the fall season is fleeting ~ enjoy it while it lasts.