This year the trees and bushes around our home are loaded with berries. When we lived in Canada that signified a cold winter ahead. I clipped some branches and brought them inside this morning. The purple is Beautyberry and the green is holly which is just beginning to turn red.
Two little ceramic pumpkins completes the fall arrangement.
The first time I saw a beautyberry I thought the berries were fake. They almost look plastic! They are the most amazing color of purple.
I also brought in some hydrangeas which have dried and have become these lovely soft shades of green and mauve. In a big container surrounded by a little bittersweet it brings the feeling of autumn into our dining room.
Today is dull and dreary. We almost need the heat on today but for now I've bundled up with an extra sweater. I am making some soup with the leftover Thanksgiving turkey and the house smells wonderful.
I've got a busy day. The first thing to do is call a chimney sweep and get an appointment for them to come and clean out our chimney. If it's going to be a cold winter we'll have lots of fiires in the fireplace, so I want it to be safe.
Hope you have a great weekend and the sun shines where you are.