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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Autumn Leaves In a Vase on Monday November 15, 2015

 Welcome to my blog, today I am linking with-

Skywatch Friday hosted by Yogi, Sandy, and Sylvia

Today's Flowers hosted by Denise

Saturday's  Critters hosted by Eileen

I'd Rather B' Birdin' hosted by Hootin' Anni

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma and Mystical Magical Teacher

In A Vase on Monday hosted by Cathy




Pine Siskins show up in groups to eat sunflower seeds-



This week for In a Vase on Monday, I was seized by some orange impulses, shown here with a Star Wars fighter made by one of my grandsons-

Join hostess Cathy in her challenge to find something in your garden to put in a vase for an enjoyable display.  With warmer lighting, the oranges come through a little more, featuring my orange Japanese cutleaf weeping Maple, rose hips and yellow leaves from a Rugosa rose, sprays from the tropical milkweed, Asclepias currassavica, sprigs from my Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst' with fall colors, and a few leaves from my indoor Oxalis triangularis-

Here with a ceramic cup I fired for someone, and a cloisonee pendant-

And a close-up that shows the Oxalis leaves looking like purple butterflies, and salmon orange and yellow Hypericum leaves-


Fall is zipping by, and soon it will be Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  It looks like our weather should hold out until nearly Thanksgiving, at least.  I cooked one of my pink pumpkins, it had a wonderful fine texture and flavor more like a winter squash than the typical pumpkin.    I like to eat it with a sprinkling of cinnamon and cloves, and some butter, very yummy and simple.  What special dishes are you planning for Thanksgiving?     Hannah

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44 comments:

  1. That's always nice to visit your blog !!
    This sunset is wonderful !!
    Happy Sunday !

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    1. Thanks, Ela, we've got lots of clouds now, rainy weather and hungry little birds.

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  2. Hello Hannah, I love the cute Pine Siskins. Your Fall flower arrangement is lovely. Beautiful sunset and photos. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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    1. Thanks, Eileen. I was tickled yesterday watching a little Pine Siskin chase other birds away from the seeds.

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  3. I love the Pine Siskins today. And your bouquet is stunning and gorgeous colors! Your sky photos are inspiration.

    Thank you for sharing at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

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    1. Thanks, Anni, I'm enjoying the fall color here, finally, and sunsets. Thanks for hosting.

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  4. Lovely little Siskin captures. I was intrigued to know that you fired that sweet little vase, I have often thought about learning to do this. Such gorgeous autumn colours in the floral arrangement too, and good choice of plants. Enjy your Sunday!:)

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    1. Thanks, I did ceramics with my daughter-in-law quite a few years ago, and still occasionally with my grandkids. The trees are finally turning good colors here, fun to put them in arrangments.

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  5. The birds are very pretty. I love the colours in your vase. Have a peaceful Sunday.

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    1. Thanks, Gunilla, I liked your peace symbol.

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  6. Your flowers in a vase are always pretty, but this one goes beyond that to incredibly beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Lea, I liked it too. It's been great to have the milkweeds continue blooming all summer, I will bring them in the house again and hope they make it through another winter to bloom again next year.

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  7. Another lovely post Hannah! The flowers in the vase are very pretty, and the cup you fired is too. Had a smile at your grandson's Star Wars fighter. I have a 36 year old who is still a big fan. I also enjoyed the Pine Siskins and the view. Thanks for sharing with Today's Flowers, always appreciated more than words can say.

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    1. Thanks, Denise, the Star Wars fighter turned out to be a little dangerous to fall on so ended up at my house. The kids are fascinated with the Lego blocks. Thanks for hosting!

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  8. Ooooh...I am so envious of your Pine Siskins! The forecast is that they won't be coming our way again this year, just as they missed us last year. Of course, forecasts are sometimes wrong, so I live in hope. They are such wonderful little birds.

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    1. I was surprised to see one flapping its wings to scare other birds away from the seeds!

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  9. Love those fall vases! I live in Willie country.

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  10. Thanks, Janice, I couldn't comment on your blog but was glad you visited, I enjoyed your autumn poem.

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  11. Now there is a vase that says "Fall" to me. Just perfect, especially the rose hips.

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    1. Thanks, Linda, the rose hips do look shiny and plump still, I was happy to find all the reds and oranges.

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  12. A gorgeous vase of orange with that beautiful Oxalis foliage...it does look like a purple butterfly. Cute pine siskins!

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    1. Thanks, Donna, love the Oxalis as a houseplant for the leaves, they fold up sometimes too. They were wilting fast in the vase though.

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  13. This is what I would call a true ”autumn vase”, Hannah! So inspiring!

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    1. Thanks, Anca, I'm happy to have the Japanese maple leaves turning color now.

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  14. That's a really fun vase. Seasonal, warm and beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Christina, the colors do look really warm in the right lighting.

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  15. My goodness - that sizzles! A great selection, and thanks for sharing your different props too.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy, your bloghop is such an inspiration and gives me so many fun ideas.

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  16. I love the purple Oxalis leaves in your arrangement, Hannah - they do look like butterflies. Your bird photos are always wonderful.

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    1. Thanks, Kris, they are a fun plant to grow, and so hard to kill.

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  17. Great vase this week Hannah. The orange makes a lovely seasonal impression. The little Pine Siskins are so cute. We have them here too but I haven't noticed them lately.

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    1. Thanks, Susie, I was surprised by how long-blooming the tropical milkweed is. I even saw a hummingbird trying to nectar at one too. The Pine Siskins seem like just passers-by here instead of winter residents.

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  18. I'm a big fan of orange, so I'm predisposed to love this. The addition of the dark purple really takes it up a notch.

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    1. Thanks, Ricki, I always like to come up with complementary colors if I can.

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  19. Really gorgeous leaf colours. It's quite novel to see a vase where most of the colour comes from foliage. I think the hypericum next to the oxalis is especially beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Cath, the Hypericum has colored up well this year. The Oxalis is around all the time as long as I keep the plants watered, so I guess always available, if I don't mind losing some leaves. Sometimes if I want to divide them I don't water and let them dry down to the tubers in the winter.

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  20. That's an arrangement worth looking at many times...you've been so clever combining these colours, each item makes the next one zing. Love the picture of your garden bird too...they are a real joy aren't they. Only this morning I spied a little Jenny Wren flit around the undergrowth.

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    1. Thanks, Noelle, I had so many little milkweed flowers to work with, and the Japanese maple leaves were so lovely.

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  21. Lovely vase this week, Hannah. I love the autumn colors and the oxalis contrasts nicely…they do look like butterflies! Brilliant!

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    1. Thanks, Eliza, they are a marvelous houseplant.

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  22. beautiful fall arrangement. sweet pine siskins, too. we see them in texas every few winters.

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    1. Thanks, Theresa, the pine siskins are fun to watch.

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  23. Dearest Hannah; Wow♬♬♬ The orange-based color arrangement is SO gorgeous and I LOVE the Japanese cutleaf weeping Maple very much but haven't known nor seen:-) I wish my mother is with me to show her your beautiful works, I bet she would respect you seeing this fantastic autumn arrangement☆☆☆
    Thank you SO much for your thoughtful comments; I felt a bit sad or lonely thinking my late family is no longer in the family altar and grave.
    And Of course, I love sweet looking Pine Siskins as well♪
    Wishing to to have regular paces like before the eye surgery p:-)
    I DO hope you will have a wonderful coming weekend.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  24. A beautiful warm coloured autumn bouquet and lovely birds!

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