An Autumn Weekend

by Petal & Pins

Cathy from Rambling In The Garden started ‘In a vase on Monday’ as a weekly ritual of bringing something from the garden inside no matter what the season and invites readers to do the same.

I have been enjoying seeing hers and Julie from Peonies & Posies gorgeous floral creations -  both being northern hemisphere gardeners I’m delighting in their Spring finds just as I head into Autumn and Winter.

A week or two ago theirs and many other blogs I look at were filled with the exuberance and colour of the beginning of Spring and the excitement of days outside that will bring. At the same time we suddenly had a drop in temperature and rainy grey days so there was no mistaking Autumn had well and truly begun.

On Saturday we took advantage of a fine weather day for a drive to Oatlands, taking Agnes for a walk around the lake and looking at some of the antique stores where I bought a length of vintage ribbon.

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

 

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

Sunday friends came for afternoon tea. Going into the garden to gather some flowers for a vase I thought I would be scrounging to find much to pick but I was pleased with the arrangement – adding some autumnal hued sprigs of Dogwood and some dried Honesty seemed to pull it all together.

Perhaps the vintage ribbon inspired my gathering, certainly the colours are complementary – so I thought I’d share a picture of them for ‘In a vase on Monday’.

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014