“By all these lovely tokens SEPTEMBER days are here, With summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” –from September by Helen Hunt Jackson
The last few days here in Western North Carolina have been perfectly lovely. My roses are blooming again, my dahlias are prolific bloomers, the sedum are changing color, and it feels like autumn weather is just around the corner.
It is so exciting to see all these blooming again and many more to blooms to come. In my last post, I mentioned that I would post the next phase of the sedum blooms. They have now turned this darker pink and here they are looking beautiful.
I have set a table in the garden near the sedum. The sedum have turned a dark rose color and this cabbage rose cloth looks so pretty with them.
This is one of my favorite tablecloths that I found at a consignment store years ago. Little did I know it would be one of my very favorites.
I have used my beautiful wood chargers to set a table for two. The plate stack includes a dinner plate from Tablestops Gallery called Asian Fabric and they are hand painted (my go to dishes) and the salad plate is 222FIFTH called Belize.
I have been out foraging in the fields for goldenrod. I added one sunflower in the galvanized pitcher for a simple table arrangement. The sedum add lots of flower beauty.
Oh my, I had a special visitor this morning while setting this table. I believe this is a female Downy Woodpecker. They love sunflower seed. I am going to provide them a flat feeder so they can feed on the sunflower seeds. It is difficult for them to use this feeder. This just makes my heart soar.
The footed stems were a gift from a friend. A simple green napkin picks up the green in this tablecloth. This is how my garden grows with a little help from the friendly birds and butterflies.
Thank you for joining me today.