An Autumn State Of Mind
This weekend I will be freshening up the decor around the cottage. September first is on Thursday! I know that is Labor Day weekend here in the States, and there will be 20 more days of summer on the caledar, but a bit of autumn will be making its way into the decor.
We have company arriving on Thursday and I'm ready to use a few new things I bought like a new welcome mat, sign and small garden flag. It'll be subtle, I may put my new glass pumpkins on display, too.
All the summer flowers are gone at the greenhouses, and mums, autumn color sunflowers, and brown eyed susans are about all you can find. I still have black eyed susans in my garden but the only other flowers blooming are so rudbeckia, hydrangea and zinnias. The finches are enjoying the echinacea seed heads.
This weekend we are heating up a bit, but we've had a preview of early autumn weather - warm sunny days, cool nights - this last week and we are ready for it!
I know many people like to hold on to summer, but give me the autumn with all its beauty, cooler temperatures, sweaters, and bonfires and I'm a happy, happy girl.