Monday, October 17, 2011

Decorating With What You've Got .....In Your Backyard!

As I said here, I don't usually do a lot of Fall decorating, but I do enjoy what I do manage to get
done. I like to use as much natural "stuff" as I can when decorating. Where better yo get the "stuff" to do that than right from your own backyard. Can we say cheap? Oh yes, and fresh, and natural, and plentiful, and pretty! (to me, anyway)

This year, it's been nice to have the resource of a goldenrod bush (Kentucky's state flower) to decorate with. Here are some pictures of some "golden" decorating!

It's A Kentucky Thing!

It's A Kentucky Thing

These golden rods (Kentucky's state flower), seem to have been blooming in more abundance this year than I have ever seen. Maybe it's because this one grew up right at our back porch and walkway, and my husband did not cut it down. I'm glad he decided to just let it grow. I have enjoyed looking at it as well as using it to decorate with. I love using real flowers to decorate with. Because of the "green thumb" of my husband, (notice I did not mention my name here!), I can almost have some kind of a bouquet from our yard all year long. The pretty warm, mustard yellow of this golden rod, is perfect for fall decorating. will not believe what was in our yard this morning; Kentucky 's state bird, the Cardinal.  Actually not just one, but a half dozen or more!  Amazing!  They are beautiful too!  It's just a "Kentucky thing"!  You just have to be here!!!!!