Would you know, looking at these pictures, that a big freeze is just around the corner?
These shots savor the harvest's relation to the garden, they hardly need arranging. However once in the house it was a different story.
I was feeling free and a tad sloppy in these rather unstudied looks.
When I revisited these images and saw that huge pile of leaves, it struck me yet again how much needs to be removed before a rose stem enters a vase. Vases and arranging are not always necessary- in many settings, roses are fabulous left right in their harvest buckets.
The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched.
~ Henry David Thoreau