This week I am actually away on a vacation, trying to unwind and to also get re-energized. It’s also a bit of a challenge for this project since I am doing arrangements while I am away. So far, so good as there are interesting materials growing and they are seasonal too. These gorgeous hawthorne berries were a delight to use today, vibrant red and full of ripe berries. The leaves are already gone from the branches so just the berries remain. With the chill of the autumn air as my inspiration I used the branches of hawthorne berries to start the nagiere arrangement this morning, and added the Japanese lanterns (which are also called Chinese lanterns, bladder cherry or winter cherry) and some burning bush branches to finish. Tomorrow either more autumn inspired work or something that is based on found materials. I’m enjoying my time away from home and finding things to work with.