Praise be to the birds for all the planting they do around here. The hedgerow along the front fence is populated by many of these Cotoneasters. By the looks of the bumper crop of berries this year, they’ll soon be popping up in even more places.
A little closer look reveals how bright orange and shiny the berries are in natural light.
Out came this shiny black vase. I didn’t quite get it together for Halloween, but the season obviously was influencing my choices here.
Often, when using this vase, I will form a pice of chicken wire into a frog substitute to hold things in place. These branches were stiff and full enough to stay where I put them, unaided.
By inserting them at a low angle, they formed a grid that is able to support the stems of the last two red peppers from the veggie garden.
It went on the table amidst the small white pumpkins that will stay throughout the harvest season, some cast iron bird napkin rings and a few candles.
Losing power is not such a bad thing when plenty of candles are on hand and a stack of wood is ready for the fireplace.
Do visit Cathy to see what she scared up to put in a vase this week.