|Master conjuror of cats - Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen|
Early last night we heard the owl calling in our garden. After a glorious weekend of sun and scent from the final garden blooms Autumn really is upon us. No more gentle happy chirping from the Swallows and House Martins. They are gone. We send them on their way with Hope that they make it there and back again. Our hearts soar when they arrive in Spring and a little bit of us goes with them on their long and dangerous journey. Life is uncertain and none of us can ever know if we will see them again. But we can always have Hope as they do.
The last dusky blooms on our favourite Clematis viticella "Purpurea plena elegans" and a beautiful web spun by a master weaver, the stripey garden spider. It's very small flowers look ancient and rose-like.
We always look forward to the russett glory of a Virgina Creeper on a wall.
It makes you long for patterned velvet throws, soft cushions and a soft mohair blanket in the misty hues of heather strewn moors in Scotland. Grab a good book and create a nest to wrap yourself in for the winter. I'm sure that in a previous life I hibernated.
Mrs Black and her Kitten are sleeping more and have become very affectionate. Less time hunting and playing outside when the weather turns.
There are still those swirling leaves to chase though.....
Dark moody jewels have a fire in them that can light winter. Three great loves of ours are crowns, purple and amethysts. This fabulous crown charm is currently on ebay with estate1920 who have some truly magical items for sale from time to time. It's remarkable and must have a wonderful history if only we knew! It is from the 1920's but I can imagine it having a life much further back in time. It's perfect for the watch chain of the White Rabbit, or hanging glittering from a long gilt belt on the waist of Elizabeth I. I so want this! But alas! It must go to someone else for this month we have the bills to pay. Sigh.
They say about this most desirable piece:
ANTIQUE ART DECO CHARM/FOB
CIRCA ~ 1920'S
METAL ~ STERLING SILVER GOLD PLATED (VERMEIL)
WEIGHT ~ 23.3 GRAMS
~ SIZE ~
NORTH TO SOUTH ~ 40.42 MM (1.591 INCHES)
EAST TO WEST ~ 32.45 MM (1.2775 INCHES)
11 GLASS COLORED AMETHYST STONES ~ APPROXIMATELY 80 CARATS TOTAL WEIGHT
PERFECT FOR A CHARM BRACELET, FOB, OR A PENDANT
Amethyst Charm on ebay