Happy Harvest time!
I drove through one of our local burger joints yesterday and they had such pretty hydrangea blooms drying on the branches that I asked if I could clip a couple. Yep, I just opened my car door, right there in the drive-through! Every chance I get, I'm soaking in the colors. Around here, Autumn can disappear overnight and then you awake to gray, cold skies so I'm bringing in a bit of the harvest colors just in case.
Does it seem that the weather has been unusual this Fall? It's been unseasonably warm here in Illinois and while we were in Texas a couple weeks ago, the weather was simply gorgeous. Normally it's almost unbearably hot during the Antique Shows but we had lovely breezes during the day and warm evenings. It was delightful hosting a casual plein air dinner with the gals from Gypsy Fish and Gypsy Brocante. I love the "field apples" they put inside the dressform for the centerpiece. This year, Autumn in Texas wasn't that much different from Autumn in the midwest.
So I guess the moral of story is: No matter the weather pattern and no matter if the field is beyond the prairie or beside the drive-through let's harvest morsels of Autumn beauty!