Friday, September 20, 2013

Blackberries & Autumn leaves

"How beautifully leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days."

~ John Burroughs ~

Just in case you need a pretty way to leave a quick note...

...or if you'd like a little envelope for seeds, money, a gift card, etc....

"September Morning"

When in these golden hours
The day dawns honey-bright
And down we stroll the misty paths
Slow ripening in the light
Of second flush, of sodden roses,
Of dewy maple leaves,
We pluck the meadow of autumn lilies
And berries from the trees.
We sit in the wonder of too-soft days,
Listening for summer's parting sighs,
And drink in the sweetness
of the new-mown morning
And lie under whippoorwill skies.

~ Deborah A. Bennett ~

Here are the free graphics &
 used in my artwork:

Autumn-themed postcard

*The Vintage Moth*
"Royal Beauty Waltzes"

*Carol Anne's Boutique*
1908 French letter

*Lilac & Lavender*
"Antiqued" lined paper
Gift card envelope

for stopping by!


  1. Fico feliz com sua volta, sentimos sua falta. Beijo, fique com Deus.

  2. Your back!I have missed you, Megan, but it is so good to take time off and smell all the roses and flowers that you enjoy posting about!:)

    These are lovely. Have a blessed weekend!

  3. Megan here I thought you had stopped blogging all this time because the last post I ever saw was a long long time ago. Turns out you're not showing up in my feed anymore? I need to fix that!

  4. Thank You! These are soooo lovely! ;-}

  5. These are lovely Megan, love the fall graphics. Thanks for all your hard work. ~ Abby

  6. Thanks for sharing, Megan!

  7. Very pretty
    Thank You

  8. So glad you are back have missed your postings. Thank you for these beautiful fall images. Love the circle one will use that one right away. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful creations and have a great weekend.

  9. Wow Megan These were all beautiful I had to print for use immediately. O:) Thank you for posting these and sharing your great talent for beauty. I will be using the Blackberry graphic for switch plate in my kitchen. You could check out the finished project @ God's grace, peace, light, and love to you. In Jesus' Service Doreen ✞ ✞ ✞

  10. Megan this one is so pretty! I love it! I think it would make a beautiful place card for Thanksgiving....maybe you could work your magic? Pretty please? Welcome back! I've been enjoying your Facebook posts, girl where do you get those stunning pics? & the poems are always so sweet ((hugs)) p:)

  11. These are lovely! Thanks! Autumn is my favorite season and these capture the colors perfectly.

  12. What beautiful designs, as always, Megan! Thank you.: ) And I just love the poem you included--but I can't find it or the author anywhere online (there are Deborah A. Bennetts, but none who seems to be "our" poet). Help!

    Thank you again for sharing your lovely work. xoxo

    1. Hi Pat! It is SUCH a beautifully written poem :) Actually, I happened upon a nice, big stack of "Ideals" magazines at my favorite local thrift store for $1 per magazine. I only bought a few, then after discovering how wonderful the magazine was, I went back and (thankfully) bought all the rest! I found this poem in Vol. 57, No. 4 of "Friendship Ideals." I'm still unsure as to where they found her poem, as it appears they didn't cite their source. I'll let you know if I find out anything on her :)

    2. Thank you, Megan, for the info. How lucky you were to find that stack of Ideals! My grandmother always had them on her coffee table--they came from her French-Canadian nun relatives (she and my mom used to say that nuns "love" Ideals! hehe). I inherited one from the collection; it's from the mid-1950s.

      I suspect that our mystery poet was no one "famous". I can't put my hands on my Ideals copy, but I seem to recall seeing poems written by others who were unknown to me and whose works were not credited. Perhaps they were reader submissions--or were written by in-house staff. I'm going to pretend that Deborah Bennett wrote dozens of poems that she was too shy too publish, except for the occasional one in a magazine, and that somebody will find the manuscripts hidden under in an attic, and sell them to a publisher who will finally make her as "famous" as she deserves to be!)

      I'll keep snooping around and let you know if I find out anything about her, too.: ) xoxo

    3. Well, it looks as if Ideals Publications, which was bought by Guideposts in 2000 (the same year as the magazine edition in which you found Deborah Bennett's poem), does in fact publish readers' submissions--I'm not sure if it features material from other sources or not.

      I guess we might never find out anything about Deborah.: ) But aren't we lucky that you discovered her beautiful poem?!


  13. Thank you dear Megan :-)

    I feel inspired now to do a fall post of my! I almost got worried when you had not posted for such a long time, do know my heart skipped a happy beat when I saw your message this morning :-D

    lots of hugs and kisses!!

  14. Your site makes my heart and soul sing! The combination of the beautiful graphics, the poetry, your sharing of life and, especially, the scripture make has quickly made it one of my very favorites. God Bless for sharing your talent with us all and may your days be filled with a continual knowledge of His presence.


  15. Love the sentiment. Great graphics in wonderful fall colors. Thanks for sharing this post.

  16. Beautiful items! Thank you :)

  17. I love the poem by Deb Bennett, thanks Megan for putting it in your post. August

  18. So glad to see you're back. I just KNEW you'd do something for Fall. These are beautiful. Thanks especially for the little envelope. I love sending birthday cash in sweet little envies.
    Happy fall.

  19. Thanks a lot for these beautiful designs. I love the poem. Hugs!

  20. Muy bello!!!!! Muchas Gracias por compartirlo!!!!! Cariños!!!!!!


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