It is time for my monthly feature the tea/garden visual journal. Surprisingly there is still something blooming in the garden. I went outside yesterday and found a pansy. The fall leaves are just about all gone but this is very unusual year. We have just peaked in color and had our first frost this week and that is about a month late for where I live.
We are now getting into the 20's at night and the smell of wood smoke from different home's fireplaces has filled the crisp night air. I had some beautiful sage still in the garden, rosemary, and rose hips. I will save the herbs for thanksgiving dinner. I had a gorgeous ornamental cabbage on the front porch this fall and I chopped it off yesterday for this picture and I am saving it in a bowl of water to create a thanksgiving centerpiece.
I used this cup last year when these maple leaves were so pretty. I love the fall colors in it. The teacup is by Grace's Teaware.
I saved a little pumpkin too, I should make a pie with it this week. The illustration is by Tasha Tudor out of one of my favorite books she published, A Time to Keep. The page reads, "No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, November!" quote by Thomas Hood.
In November how does your garden grow or sleep?
Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week here in the states. I will not have the Home Sweet Home party this week due to Thanksgiving, but, I will be back next Thursday December 1st with a Christmas tea!
I will link this to:
Tea in the Garden at BTTCG
Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva