Sunday, September 29, 2013

Autumn shades

I do love fall...

but September has succumbed to the summer’s charms 
so that we still have mild, dry weather and a lot of 
sunshine, a prolonged Indian summer...

Anyway, autumn is in my heart...
the changing fall foliage, its turn to
golden hues and the flowers fleeting beauty 
never fails to surprise and delight me.

The only resistant flowers I can still use for picking 
are Zinnia, Justicia plant, yellow daisies and some foliage
like this white one my mum calls “snow flower”
but it certainly isn't a valid name for it.

Fall blooming flowers come in rich amber shades and extend 
the gardening season despite fading and wilting…

The last autumn bouquets keep the beauty of the warm 
sunny days and cheer up my coffee table in the city 
garden where there is nothing other than green. 

Let’s hope that October brings us 
everything to do with
a u t u m n...

Warm ,dark colours, hot beverages, 

and this is definitely apple pie season !!!

I do love everything having to do with apples, 
grated lemon zest and pie. 

This is my way to say hallo to the new season which 
still doesn’t dare to reveal itself in all its glory! 

The red colour of this apple pie is due to an Italian liqueur 
called “Alchermes” which is mainly used in colouring pastry 
and very difficult to find anywhere else except Italy, 
but I have my own secret caterer!

Yellow roses from the terrace

A yellow paper flower, my daughter’s new mania 


So, I’m warmly welcoming October, its cooler days, its crisp nights, 
the lighting of the fireplace, the wintry look of the house…
in a regenerating, refreshing mood.


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