I have always marked Labor Day as the end of summer and the beginning of fall. (Fall 2013 officially begins September 22). Grandmother Bessie taught me to love, appreciate and respect each of the seasons and I love fall for so many reasons.
Sedum, Autumn Joy
Next Year (the garden) is beginning to make the transition from summer to fall. The Sedum pictured above will turn pink, then cinnamon and then copper brown for the birds.
Miss Oak Leaf Hydrangea has already made the change into her fall colors.
Miss Purple Coneflower did not want her sister flowers to leave her behind in the fall line up. Soon the dogwood tree will be wearing her lovely red leaves and the maples will be showing their beautiful yellow, oranges and reds.
With an extra day in the weekend, Thistle Manor has also begun to make the transition from summer to fall. I call this rug Pumpkin Row. The inspiration for this rug came from a photo I saw in a magazine.
Pumpkins for the mantel.
Pumpkins under the cloche
Old crow chair pads
Jo Morton bed topper with fall colors.
Thank You, Grandmother Bessie for instilling in me the joys of autumn!