It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Chapter 9, Page 3, Book 09

September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours, but in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn. The cricket chirps in the noontide, making the most of what remains of his brief life. The bumblebee is busy among the clover blossoms of the aftermath, and their shrill and dreamy hum hold the outdoor world above the voices of the song birds, now silent or departed

September Days By Rowland E. Robinson


Life is all about change – acknowledging it, embracing it and moving through it with as much grace and openness as possible. Autumn is certainly one of the most dramatic seasonal changes we experience. Sometimes change is just what we need. A new perspective, a fresh look or a second opinion can help us remember that good things could be just around the bend. Fall is a great time to celebrate change so have a ball.

Here are some ways I found to use those crunchy bits of red, yellow and orange:
Stuff a scarecrow.
Spice up a BBQ supper. Apple and Maple leaves make a flavorful addition to an outdoor cooking fire.
Bag 'em up and send to a friend living in Hawaii or Alaska; they always get a kick out of such "exotic" treats.
Hot-glue dozens of leaves to a wreath base, easily obtained at any craft store. Add a few seed pods for an especially lovely door decoration.
Make a bouquet by attaching single leaves to a straw or bamboo skewer and arrange in a vase.
Slip one special leaf into a grandchild's Halloween card.
Pile the prettiest leaves into a basket for an instant Fall time centerpiece.
Fill a clear glass lamp base with leaves for timely, temporary decor.
String leaves, alternating with cranberries, for a gorgeous swag which can be draped over a curtain rod or wrapped around a banister.
Powder especially fragrant leaves into an incense, which can be burned on coal disks.
Besides the fact that soon all those leaves will come tumbling down and we will have to rake them all up I guess they really do have some ways to be put to good use.


You can't hide your true colors as you approach the autumn of your life

Author Unknown

‘On Ya’-ma


Cindi said...

lots of cute ideas..thx for all the rooster in the previous post too!

Scrappy quilter said...

What a great list of ideas. Again your Food for Thought is great. Hugs..

betty said...

what clever ideas with the leaves! never thought about sending some to other people in other states who wouldn't have the same types of trees we did; of course living here we don't get the dramatic change of seasons like you would, Ma

enjoyed the food for thought too; and so true!


Buttercup said...

Almost leaf time here. Your bouquet of autumn flowers is so beautiful.