Friday Finds – Gathering Fall


This week’s inspiration in Kim Klassen’s Be Still52 class was to go out into our neighborhood and gather natural materials that represents the season we are in and then lay them out on a background to photograph. I was thrilled with this assignment as I had already planned to do something like that this week just in my own garden, so that is exactly what I did. After gathering all the different plant materials that represent the Fall season we are in here in Seattle, I thought rather than lay them out on a table or backdrop, why not lay them out on the welcome stone I made for the entry to the container garden!

So, I took my time laying out all the individual pieces


little berries from an unidentifiable tree near the container garden entrance


leaves from my Sumac shrub in the container garden


buds from the golden hops vine


leaves from the Japanese Maple in the front yard


dried Hydranga blossoms from the shub in the front yard


little buds from the Silver Vein Creeper vine that wraps around the front deck


and more leaves from our Japanese Maple. To all of that I added a couple of plumes from Fountain grass that grows on the South side of the house and a couple of ivy sprigs that are spilling out of pots all over the place.


And here you have it. A collection of Fall finds in my garden this week. This was so much fun that I’m thinking I will do this on my little welcome stone for each of the seasons!

What did you find this week in your corner of the world?

Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m linking up with both my Be Still52 class and of course Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds.


Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

About Carol

Thank you in advance for respecting my art. All the images and text posted to this blog are owned my me and protected by copyright law. Copying any of the content here without permission is against the law and you know, not cool. Many thanks again.
This entry was posted in Gardening, Inspirational, photography, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

19 Responses to Friday Finds – Gathering Fall

  1. Donna says:

    Carol, You have really outdone yourself with this week’s finds! What a beautiful collection – so many subtle details. I lingered over each picture. My favorite is the Japanese maple leaf, with the word tree just visible in blur.

  2. Diana Foster says:

    These natural “finds” and the way you displayed them are PERFECT. Love! Can’t wait to see everyone next month.

  3. Brilliant idea Carol, love seeing the changes in your garden, just perfect display. So love the idea of your last one, just Brilliant thought you needed another Brilliant as this post really is.

  4. Sarah says:

    Love how you presented yours Carol. Pieces of art for small pieces of nature!

  5. Sarah C says:

    Beautiful finds. Love the idea of collecting and capturing one by one.

  6. Barb says:

    What fantastic finds and inspiring photos! Oh wow! I love how you set them up on your stone … love!

  7. Cheryl M says:

    This is absolutely lovely! The stone added PERFECT texture to your creatively arranged images! I had alot of fun doing this exercise as well for Be Still.

  8. pat says:

    the colors and your special finds are glorious!

  9. What a lovely composition, Carol, and your welcome stone makes a very photogenic background. Have a great weekend! All the best, Bonny

  10. Sylvia says:

    What a wonderful collection from your garden, Carol !
    And so beautifully presented … great idea !
    Enjoy the weekend,

  11. Roxi says:

    This is wonderful arranged on your garden stone. and great idea to do for each season. Love your basket. and don’t you just love unidentifiable berries? they are the best.

  12. Carola Bartz says:

    How beautifully you laid out your finds – I enjoyed every single photo of yours. Very inspiring.

  13. Caz says:

    A wonderful collection, I enjoyed wandering around your garden with you ! Great shots of each find and I love the basket 🙂

  14. seabluelee says:

    I like your unique take on your “gather” of fall materials. Lovely idea and execution!

  15. girl friday says:

    Ever decreasing circles for the next few months, but still lots to take notice of. Making a collection of the finds is a great idea.

  16. Gail O says:

    Wonderful autumny finds in your garden. I sometimes think I enjoy the seed pods and dried up bits more than the garden in its full glory:) Most of all I love that stone! Would love to hear more about it.

  17. Carol says:

    Oh how I wish autumn would arrive in California – thanks for sharing some of yours. I really like your welcome stone -perfect!

  18. Sheila says:

    Amazing presentation! I love your images, gorgeous colors and textures. That stone is awesome – I’d love to know how you made it!

  19. Simply love your presentation…the total and then how you broke it down. Lovely!

Comments are closed.