When I finished this wreath and I hung it up, my reaction was one of total surprise. It's colorful and rich - qualities I wouldn't associate with autumn at all. Then I had to laugh at myself: isn't the feast of the harvest in October? Isn't this the month when you reap all you've sowed, and store it away for winter? October is when pumpkins, beans, squash, and the last tomatoes come in. It's when apples and pears are picked. And it's time for the grape harvest, with all its festive gatherings. Yes, October is still very much a month of color and richness, but I guess my dislike of the cold season (with its snow and sickness), biased me against it.
Making this wreath made me feel at peace with October, and I'm hoping that the autumnal and winter wreaths of the coming months will help me see the richness that each month brings - even when it's cold outside.
Materials: wild sunflowers (Helianthus tuberosus), red lanterns (Physalis alkekengi - thank you to Anna and Denise for helping me identify it on Instagram!), pokeberry (Phytolacca), ivy (Hedera) for the ring base.
I'll be making a wreath each month, using spur-of-the-moment inspiration and whatever nature offers me at that time.
September birthday wreath