An Early Fall Flower Arrangement

A few days ago, I had the chance to see a sweet friend that I hadn't seen in a while.  Even though we live less than an hour apart, life stays so busy that we are only able to get together and catch up a couple times per year.  Isn't that how it always goes? In a perfect world we would all have endless hours to spend sitting around chatting with our friends drinking coffee. 

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A few days ago, I had the chance to see a sweet friend that I hadn't seen in a while.  Even though we live less than an hour apart, life stays so busy that we are only able to get together and catch up a couple times per year.  Isn't that how it always goes? In a perfect world we would all have endless hours to spend sitting around chatting with our friends drinking coffee.  I had to add that coffee part, because no perfect world would be without endless coffee.  Anyway, this friend of mine never misses an opportunity to bless others.  She is the most thoughtful person I have ever met in my life.  She brought these gorgeous flower arrangements, that she cut and arranged herself, for every adult present.

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Even though the colors in this beautiful boquet are not traditional fall colors, I think they have autumn written all over them.  Until Jack Frost comes to break up the party, certain flower varieties stay beautiful in the warmer early fall months. I love this gorgeous combination of white cosmos, green hydrangeas, red grass, red coxcomb and blackberry lily seed pods.

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It got me thinking about seasonal décor and our preconceived ideas about it.  When I think fall, I think orange pumpkins, dried corn stalks and dead leaves. But , since, many plants are still alive and well for the first month of fall why not ease into the cooler months with flowers that are still in season?  After all, isn't the goal of seasonal décor to change the insides of our homes to reflect the slow changes that nature is undergoing outside?  Nothing in nature is ever so sudden.

We are still enjoying the soft, slow way the Creator is ushering in a new season, with endless hours outside and, hopefully, a couple more mornings wading in the creek.  There will be plenty of time for winter coats and thick socks.

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I love the quote by William Cullen Bryant, "Autumn, the year's last loveliest smile." Ah, so true and we are soaking it up!

Thanks for reading along friends!