It’s been raining here, on and off, for several days now and I’d like to just thank my neighbors!
Walking back from the bus stop, I see that many of the houses on my street now have pots of mums outside, on their stoops or steps or sills.
I actually started giggling when I saw these: one little pot, full of thumb-sized blooms standing guard in front of a 4-story building.
And it was just enough.
There’s something about the creamy grey sky that welcomes the almost shocking yellow flowers.
They have a varieagated center that shows chartruese and yellow and tips of brown.
A little further down the misted street, on the corner, was a basket, waiting.
It too was full of mums.
But they were more richly orange, more tinged with bronze, more ruffled and layered, and the colors were those that suddenly made so much sense.
It is autumn and as the skies darken and loom, nature balances the scale with lights of these other kind.
On a bright summer day they would almost be neutral; on a misty sunless afternoon, they are beyond compare.
This gentle goodwill speeds me on my way.
On this rainy day, there’s now a light on in my house, even though it pales in comparison with the natural light above.
Can’t wait to model it outdoors —
Pattern: Chic Knits Derica Kane
Designer: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: MadelineTosh TOSH DK
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