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.

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,



Linda 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!