The yellow mums are brillant in the afternoon sun. For October I do lots of shadow art. I was pleased to see Mother Nature playing with shadow too.
Orange Sulphers sharing a flower was ever so fun. The gardens were filled with them. I counted twenty! I am watching the bittersweet. Soon it will pop open and I will be in decorator's heaven. I have plans for bittersweet wreaths and swags for doors and doorways.
Day one is going well. Bedrooms and baths are finished. On to the hallway and the entry. I could get into the living room by this evening. As the oranges, greens, black and browns fill the house I am filled with the joy of creating. I adore decorating for October.
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Oh will you look at that beautiful Orange Sulpher! Q, why are they called Orange Sulphers? Don't they look a bit yellow green to you?
There is always more in a garden than meets the eye. I see faeries everywhere, elves and brownies too.
I am so happy you shared the bittersweet photo, thank you for posting that. It is beautiful. I imagine the wreathes would be gorgeous!
I too love October!
I think as they age the Sulphers turn oranger. I do know sometimes they are very yellow and sometimes almost green. I also think it has to do with the light and the flowers they are on. When they fly they have a black band on their wings. The Cloudless Sulphers look just like the Orange Sulphers only they do not have the black on their wings. I found an Orange Sulpher on a zinnia flower that had died. I was so moved by her passing, here in the garden. Such a blessing to my home and garden. I brought her and the flower in to my spot for Mother's special gifts. I would never kill a butterfly. It is nice to have her as a specimen. She is very orange and her wings have the black band.
I too see faeries and elves all the time. Garden helpers I think. I also see other magical creatures. Everyday I am gifted by all the realms. The wee folks are my friends. As you can tell sometimes they let me take photos of them, sometimes not!
When the bittersweet pops open I will snap many photos! I have dreamed of the day I have bittersweet in my backyard. This was the third growing season for my vines. When I saw blooms in the Spring I was pretty sure I would get berries. Now every day I check, from green to orange they are turning. If I can harvest at the right time, I should be able to make my wreaths with the vines and the berries will stay attached. All will dry in the shape I create. I am experimenting this year. Next year I could have even more as the vines continue to grow.
Thank you for shining your glow here on Corner. I look forward to your visits.
I shall look forward to the bittersweet PopPiNg open.
I am sure your orange sulpher is laid to rest well in your sacred sepulchre. It is a pleasure to honor gifts given to us, by Mother Earth. I have my treasures on my mantle. Sometimes I have found rocks, stones, feathers and even twigs.
As a little girl, I just loved the movie "The Littlest Angel." In it, a little boy went to heaven and missed his family and home. Most of all he missed his precious little box that he had collected all his most precious possessions in. A stone, a feather, and butterfly wings, among other things. He sang the sweetest song in the movie about his little box and his most favorite things, recounting the memories as he sang. To this day, I cannot see a feather, butterfly wings, or a stone without thinking of this movie that so touched me as a wee little one.
As it were, I love boxes to this day. I keep a great deal of my secret treasures in little tucked away nooks in my home. Oh, and did I say I love feathers? Gifts from the angels I say, as well as butterfly wings.
Life is so precious!
Thank you Sprite,
Your loving comment on Orange Sulpher helped me know I was honoring in the right fashion. I too keep the feathers, rocks, shells and all sorts of wonderful other gifts Mother Nature gives.
What a wonderful memory of the movie, "The Littlest Angel". I have never seen it. I am sure I too would be charmed forever.
I love boxes! I collect them for my treasures too. I found one today at the thrift store to put some of the keepsakes I have from my Father.
Thank you for being in conversation. It lightens my heart when I can share.
Blessing to you my friend,
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