Autumn has so far been a rather sparkling affair with gorgeous jewels dotted about in the garden.
The beauty of flowers is especially poignant at this time of year when every day could be the last day on which they can display their rich glittering colours of rubies, emeralds, sapphires, amethysts, gold, silver, diamonds, pearls and jade.
Here a colander full of precious jade with the taste of nectar from the grape arbour. I've been munching grapes from early August up till now.
And it's not only the flowers that are clad in such rich tones, my hedge has been magically turned into a sumptuous gobelin of deep copper, burnished gold strewn with emeralds. If you'd like a hedge like this next autumn, and who in his/her right mind wouldn't, plant Fagus sylvatica aka beech.
Of course you can also bedeck your home with these sparkling jewels for your utter and thorough enjoyment. Christmas is still quite a few weeks off, so do yourself a big favour and invest in some jewels for the home, you won't regret it as their return is quite high.
Autumn has been so very mild this year so that I am even now able to decorate my house with glowing jewels from the Bliss garden. It's late November and I still manage to pick many a lovely bunch to gladden my heart.
Even if you have no flowers left to pick, you could decorate to your heart's content and with a carefree heart and hand scatter precious jewels in the kitchen. Immerse yourself in the richness that is Autumn.
But at Bliss the most highly prized jewel of all is Kadootje, a sumptuous affair clad in decadent sable, rich taupe, burnished gold and clotted cream set to purrrrrrrrrrfect music.
Not forgetting those huge sparkling emerald mirrors of her soul.
Today it is exactly 4 years ago that I found this precious jewel in my garden. I caught her red pawed eating the bread crumbs I had put out for the birds. She was so very hungry, you see, something that she is never now although she tries to persuade me often that she is.
For those of you who have inadvertently missed my post about how Kadootje came into in my life, read the full story here A note to the wise: keep a hanky/tissue at the ready.
This precious girl came into my life on my birthday so I christened her Kadootje which means small present in Dutch. And although she was just a small bundle of fur of about 4 months old, she is the biggest and bestest birthday present ever.
And I hope that my own Morse coded precious princes will enrich my life for years to come with that immensely valuable present that is Kadootje.
copyright 2009 Y.E.W. Heuzen