I robbed the Woods —
The trusting Woods.
The unsuspecting Trees
Brought out their Burs and Mosses
My fantasy to please.
I scanned their trinkets curious — I grasped — I bore away —
What will the solemn Hemlock —
What will the Oak tree say?
After some heavy rains, we are having a few glorious autumn days here in Maine! The sun is shining, the air is crisp, a brisk breeze is blowing, and who could resist a ramble through the woods with the leaves now almost at peak color? My weekends have been pretty busy lately so I haven't really had time to do many flower arrangements for IAVOM, but I just had to do something this week with so much color around me! 😊
Fiery red Maple leaves contrast with the gold of Wild Sarsaparilla...
Mountain Ash berries...
The ferns are almost as colorful at this time of year as the trees! I find it fascinating that some ferns turn brown after the first frost, while others remain green even after it snows! But I thought this one was especially pretty, being almost white!
Even the Asters are almost over now, but I was able to find a few...
Many thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting IAVOM! I'm looking forward to seeing what others have gathered today. The growing season is about over for me, but hopefully many of you have been spared from the frosts so far! 😊