I found some amazing vintage card images on the net .. these aren't mine and I don't claim to have produced them .. so don't get me into trouble ! OK ? .. I just admire vintage cards so much I like to share what I have found .
These ones in particular have fascinated me because they are directed to a Scottish flare I think. Having a Scottish lineage I was very keen to see them of course !
They are done so well they remind me of the vintage Christmas cards .. thistles and kilts are a funny combination to see in Halloween themes ?
But as Carrie (Grow Your Own) reminded me .. Ireland hollowed out the first turnips for glowing Halloween lanterns ? OUCH ! that had to have been one heck of a scraping out session eh ? haha
So now to the last beauties of my garden .. cone flowers are favorites of mine and when they dry perfectly like this .. they earn the right to be my theme flowers for Halloween !
Looks like a big sister teaching a little sister cone flower how to be a true Halloween beauty ?
Mandarin Lights from the Northern Lights collection .. I have had this azalea for some time but it sulked in a too shady spot of the garden so since it has been moved to a location of more morning sun .. well I am so excited to see so many flower buds setting up and this beautiful bronze colour of the leaves : )
I have to show off my "lichen" on this piece of driftwood .. I am a proud mom of it and so happy to see nature taking more of an interest in my bits and pieces ? ;-)
Thank you Kiki of "Awake with Charm and Spirit" for reminding me to look closer at my driftwood to see "life" in it !
Have you suffered "Trapped Grass Syndrome" ??? .. I made a humongous mistake in trapping this poor miscanthus (Purple Flame) behind a lilac that has been doomed for a few years .
Spring will be the escape month for the poor grass .. the lilac is coming out (good heavens that will be one heck of a job .. I shudder to think about it ) but in its place , well lets say it will be another Autumn theme plant ? Thanks Andrea girl (The Greenhouse Worker)for all your suggestions !!
This grass is so beautiful .. the pictures don't do it justice .. the shades of yellow, orange and reds .. well they are perfect !
I can't help but think these "birds" are deep in discussion about flying south when the really cold weather strikes ... I haven't the heart to tell them they are stuck here ?
Do you think they will catch on ?
Tenacity ... a perfect example right here. I planted this years ago ... and in a huge change of heart and upheaval I thought I ripped it totally out .. now literally years later it is smiling at me again .. you have to give it credit ? ! .. and after all .. it is a pretty shade of PINK : )
Something nice and serene to wrap up this post with is in order : )
Happy Thanksgiving to all you good little Canadian gardeners out there !!!