Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Natural beauty-the last of the color

For a brief time, the fall color was everywhere. Mike and I collected leaves while on our morning walk and used them to decorate for Thanksgiving. A visitor to our home thought the leaves were artificial until I explained.

A full fruit bowl surrounded by green, yellow and light brown leaves show bounty and beauty.
Mike's mother's table cloth and her candles are framed with bright leaves and brown cloth.

An overflowing display in the sunroom, of colorful leaves and dazzling sunshine, and sentimental reasons for leaving my son's boots there the entire weekend.

A closeup of the adornment, the sun stunningly displaying each leaf in its own individual glory.
Then, just as quickly as it came, the color was blown away by the north wind. The yellow and gold turned to brown and the loose leaves now cover our yard. The daytime temperature dropped into the 30's, a rarity for us in Central Texas. It is our signal that winter is coming and the Christmas season is here.
The color will return, this time it will be greens, reds, and gold. The focus will be inside the house, on our indoor activities, and the closeness of our family. Wishes will be made, even more thanks will be given. Let the preparations begin....


KathyB. said...

Your photographs are beautiful and the meaning and sentiments behind your decorating are precious. Our Autumn has also given way to below freezing temperatures and shriveled brown foliage everywhere. Fortunately we are surrounded by tall fir and cedar trees so have year round green...winter is here and there!

Southern Comfort said...

Thank you Kathy. We have evergreen cedar trees and yaupon trees here and the deer love to eat yaupon! I am thinking of cutting a small one for a Christmas tree in my sunroom this year.