It's almost Fall
Next week, actually, is the autumnal equinox
The time when night and day are of equal lengths
And that means that winter is on its way!
Fall touches at Linderhof usually are in three parts
These are the first fall touches around the house
The rest comes later --
in October --
A blue bowl on the breakfast room table full this year of pears
(a generous gift from a friend)
(Some years they're apples if we've been to an orchard)
And sunflowers . . . a transitional flower between summer and fall
The dining room table sports a bouquet of autumnal colored mums
The bittersweet and Chinese lanterns on the table at the bottom of the stairs.
The Chinese lanterns brought back last year from a trip to Wisconsin --
they graced the garden of the house we rented and the owner graciously said I could bring some home.
A reminder of a great vacation and a colorful touch of fall!
And around the armillary in the garden, mums in bud are planted
And the spikes white blooms of garlic chives herald autumn as well.
Soon the mums will add their rust colored blooms to the garden.
Pumpkins will be added in stages in October
And more mums in the upstairs front window box!
And a bittersweet wreath for the front door.
I so love fall and Linderhof embraces fall decor.