Inspired by the abundance of leaves in my autumn backyard. So many shades of red, yellow and green. Berry branches, old seed heads and a token mushroom or two make my garden a rather special place at this time of year.. A snapshot of what fall looks like around here...minus the never-ending rain. I know they should all be raked up and my garden put to bed, but I like to think of it as ground cover for the long winter ahead. I aspire to be a gardener, but while I love everything in the garden, I don't like the time and energy it takes to deal with my garden. Long ornamental grasses, big rocks and flowering bushes are fine with me for now. I am hoping in time that my feelings may change and I will be motivated to embrace everything it has to offer. Collected on a morning run. Leaves in my sketchbook. I have one garden leaf in particular that I love. I love the shape and changing colour of this leaf as the season progresses.I know I should know what type of bush this belongs to, but I am sorry, I don't. Finding a bit of inspiration from its shape and colours to be used in some surface pattern design. The beginning of the Bayberry collection - coming soon! May the sun be shining bright where you live. I am sending all of our rain to California where it is needed most.