Monday, September 30, 2019

In a Vase on Monday: I Robbed the Woods

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?
                                 ~Emily Dickinson
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...


Overhead view...


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! 😊 


16 comments:

  1. I noticed today the first signs of changing colour on our trees. We've also had plenty of rain which has damaged some of the flowers and knocked others over. You have found plenty of colour and there will be more to come, I'm sure. The ferns are gorgeous and very unusual.

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    1. It must be wonderful to have such a long growing season!:) It is frustrating when flowers get ruined by rain/wind though...we had a bad storm back in July which prostrated most of my Castor Bean plants and they never stood upright again!

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  2. Such a gorgeous celebration of fall! A marvelous combination extolling the beauty of this season. Enjoy the week ahead, Joanna!

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    1. Thank you Eliza! I hope you have a great week too! :)

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  3. The leaves are so pretty and the holes from insects add to the charm and remind us that it is all part of the season....snow already...thanks for taking time to make this arrangement and show it to us all. Autumn blessings to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you Noelle!:) There is just a chance of some flurries for Friday morning, but it is an omen of what is to come.:D Blessings to you and yours!

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  4. The red leaves are gorgeous. Everything is turning brown here with no rain and temps in the 90s all Sept.

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    1. Oh wow, I can't imagine that! :( Fall colors are something I have often taken for granted.

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  5. A first for me seeing a white fern. Love the beauty of fall. My husband and I used to come up to NH and one time we came up to the coast of ME, to Camden, in the fall. NH is unbelievably beautiful in the fall. My step dau lives in North Conway, NH. Loved your post as always. Veleria

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    1. Yes, New England is famous for its Fall foliage! :) I've never been to the coast or NH in the Fall but have seen pictures. Right now all the maples up here are at their peak or a little past it, while the birches and aspens are barely starting to change color, so there are some places where the woods on one side of the road, which are mostly maple, are just blazing with color, while some woods on the other side are still mostly green...it looks kinda funny! :D

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  6. Your arrangement embraces the change of seasons beautifully, Joanna. We got a teeny-tiny amount of rain on Saturday, which is the closest we come to seeing a shift in fall's direction but I expect summer will rear its head a few times yet before fall settles in here.

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    1. Thanks Kris! :) Glad to hear you got at least some rain...hopefully enough to do some good! We had a few weeks of dry weather this summer (by Maine standards anyway!) but now we're getting plenty of rain...it was coming down in torrents a few nights ago!

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  7. We've had a warm September and there is little autumn color to speak of as of yet. The only exception are the red crabapples which are very plentiful this year. I love those mountain ash berries.

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    1. Someone said that this was our coldest September on record but I'm not sure of that. It did seem like we had more chilly days than usual though.

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  8. Sounds like Me is beautiful. I miss seeing the leaf change. We used to come up to see it. Two years we went out west and it looks like big buckets of yellow paint has been poured down the mountain sides. No maples just mostly yellow. aspen. Nature is such a joy. Veleria

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    1. I've never been out west but I sure enjoy looking at pictures...it's magnificent! :)

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