9.24.2009

A Good Harvest...

Freshly picked bittersweet...
a good harvest...
I'll bring it inside tonight
where it is dry
and cozy warm
&
by tomorrow morning
the golden yellow capsules
will burst,
exposing the beautiful
orangish red flesh
of the
bittersweet plant.

Bittersweet...
an autumn tradition at our home.
I'll tuck sprigs in amongst autumn decorations
&
on the mantel
&
in my old step~back cupboards.
Remaining sprigs will be tucked
around mini pumpkins
in my window planter boxes.

happy autumn,
brenda

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2 comments:

riverhaven7 said...

I'm so jealous! No bittersweet in Georgia (that I've found anyway!) where I moved from Iowa many years ago.

Diva Kreszl said...

I just love fall!